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Parish Clergy

V. Rev. Damaskinos Ganas

V. Rev. Damaskinos Ganas, Presiding Priest

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The V. Rev. Archimandrite Damaskinos V. Ganas has served the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese for 45 years as a devoted and honorable clergyman.  Father Damaskinos, who was born in Greece, is a graduate of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, in Brookline, Massachusetts, having earned both Master’s of Divinity and Master’s of Sacred Theology degrees, with specialization in Church and Byzantine history. His undergraduate degree is in education from the Teachers Pedagogical School in Thessaloniki, Greece. He also completed his post-graduate work at the Thessaloniki Theological School.


Father Damaskinos served at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Kingston, N.Y. from 1972 to 1974. From 1974 to 1978, he served the parish of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Jamaica, N.Y. He then went to Watertown, N.Y. where he served the parish of St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church from 1978 to 1985. 

In August of 1985, Father Damaskinos joined Kimisis Theotokou Brooklyn, and has successfully led our parish into the future. From 1998 to 1999, Father Damaskinos served as president of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, in Brookline, Massachusetts. He then returned to Kimisis Theotokou to continue his pastoral duties. He has brought a wealth of administrative, pastoral and theological talent to Kimisis Theotokou, as well as significant fund-raising experience. To this day, Father Damaskinos Ganas continues to be the cornerstone of the Greek Orthodox community of Kimisis Theotokou in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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