Reverend Father Constantine Aliferakis, Protopresbyter
Father Constantine was born in Sparta Greece and received a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois majoring in biology and a Master of Divinity from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. Prior to serving the parish of St. George for the past 30 years, Father Constantine served the parishes of the Twelve Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Duluth, Minnesota and St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois.
Father Constantine has also served as the Orthodox Chaplain to Hollywood House - a senior citizen retirement home, Orthodox Chaplain to Northwestern University and to Loyola University, staff member of the Fanari Camp and Minnesota Eastern Orthodox Church Camp, Orthodox Chaplain to Sandstone Prison Federal Correctional Institution.
Father Constantine himself has not only been a leader and cornerstone of our church and community, but also through extension of Presbytera ("Wife of our Priest") and his family of six children and twelve grandchildren have played an important role in our parish as well. The vision for the parish of St. George is to mold a parish family into “a paradise” in the world, and into “a refuge” in the city, where young and old alike can find support for their life in Christ and healing for their wounded body and soul.