George Poulos has written several books on the life of the orthodox saints. He presents the lives of nearly 500 saints in chronological order, and in a concise and accessible style, aimed at a general reader. George Poulos has also written about the Church of the Archangels and St. James, as well as the Byzantine Fellowship in America.
Table of Contents
This book is a compilation of 100 biographies of orthodox saints. Each of the saints has a unique story to tell. George Poulos writes with warmth and a deep respect for these people. His approach to biography is both comprehensive and accessible, and he provides an excellent background on each saint.
Father George Poulos lived for over 100 years and shepherded his flock with wisdom, foresight, and unmatched responsibility. Upon his death, he was buried in the Woodland Cemetery. The funeral was presided over by Archbishop Elpidophoros of America.
Father George Poulos was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts, to Greek immigrants. After receiving his ordination, he served as a pastor in Norwich, CT and then was assigned to the Church of the Archangels in Stamford, CT, where he has served since 1956. His church, built in 1958, was consecrated by His Eminence Archbishop Ikovos of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America.
In the Greek Orthodox Church, St. James is a kinsman of the Lord and was the first bishop of Jerusalem. He was asked by the Jewish people to answer some of the most burning questions about the Messiah. While the Pharisees and scribes wanted to condemn him, the people wanted answers to their doubts. In response, St. James ascended to the temple’s rooftop and was greeted by those who opposed the Messiah. In the face of this opposition, St. James refused to compromise.
In 1943, Father George Poulos was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts. He was one of five children and answered the call to the priesthood. After studying the Greek language at Holy Cross Seminary in Pomfret, CT, he entered Holy Cross Church in Brookline, MA where he trained as a priest.
Church of the Archangels
George Poulos is among the distinguished graduates of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He was one of the first graduates of the school in Brookline, Massachusetts, in 1948. In addition to his work as a theologian, Poulos was a successful pastor who served the people of Stamford, Connecticut, for 53 years. He pioneered the use of technology for reaching the faithful and was an author of popular books. He also served on numerous boards.
Father George was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts. He was the youngest of five siblings. He answered his call to the priesthood in 1943 and began his studies at Holy Cross Seminary in Pomfret, CT. While there, he studied Greek and was trained as a priest under the guidance of Bishop Athenagoras Cavadas.
Byzantine Fellowship in America
The Byzantine Fellowship in America provides grants to scholars in the fields of Byzantine Studies. Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. from an internationally recognized institution and be pursuing innovative research in their field. The fellowship carries no teaching responsibilities, but the fellows are expected to develop new subjects and publish their work in scholarly journals.
Father George was ordained in 1948 and began his ministry at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Norwich, CT. After being assigned to the Church of the Archangels in Stamford, CT, he served as parish priest until his retirement in 2009. While serving as a parish priest, he also served on national boards for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. He was also instrumental in the founding of the Ionian Village, a residential community for immigrants from the Byzantine Empire. In addition, Father George was Executive Director of the Byzantine Fellowship in America, which sponsored Greek cultural events across the United States and sponsored pilgrimages to the Holy Land.
Greek Orthodox Church in Stamford, Connecticut
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