Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church - Rev. Presbyter Demetrios Serfes Elevated To Archimandrite Nektarios November Last Modified 11/10/2001
Rev. Presbyter Demetrios Serfes Elevated To
Archimandrite Nektarios
November 2001

Archimandrite Nektarios on the day of elevation
Archimandrite Nektarios on the
day of his elevation

Glory Be To God For All Things!

Saints Constantine & Helen
Greek Orthodox Church
Archimandrite Nektarios
2618 West Bannock Street
Boise, Idaho

Press Release

Father Demetrios is a native of Massachusetts, having been born in Lowell. He is one of seven children born to James who has reposed in the Lord, and Bettie Rebecca (Tewskbury) Serfes. After his primary high school, Father entered and studied at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Theological Seminary in Brookline, Massachusetts, Lowell Technological Institute, and graduated from St. Tikhon's Theological Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania, and King's College in Wikes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Prior to Father Demetrios' ordination to the priesthood, he held the position of a Social Director of a Nursing home, in Johnston, Pennsylvania. When Father was ordained to the priesthood on October 3, 1976, he later joined the Moundsville, West Virginia Volunteer Fire Department, as served the fire department for more then five years, as secretary and 2nd Lt.

Father Demetrios is the founder and current President of the Decani Monastery Relief Fund, USA. In addition, Father was the founder of both the St. Tikhon of Zadonsk Missionary Society, and the St. Nicholas Orthodox Missionary Society.

Father is also currently is a contributing editor of the Hellenic Voice Newspaper, published in Natick, Massachusetts, and has also developed internet web sites about Holy Orthodoxy, Missionary Assistance, writings of the Saints, their Lives, and a monthly column about Orthodox Spirituality. He has also contributed important studies of the Imperial Royal Martyrs of Russia.

In addition Father Demetrios has assisted in the founding of several Orthodox parishes throughout America, and missionary organizations within the Church. He has also complied several books and pamphlets about the teachings of the Orthodox faith.

At the present time Father Demetrios is the parish priest of Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Boise, Idaho, and he was tonsured a monk and named Father Nektarios on November 3rd, 2001, by His Eminence, Metropolitan Isaiah, the Presiding Hierarch of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Denver, at the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the Parish Church, and Father Nektarios' own 25th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood, in which the parish honored him at a banquet luncheon.

The Very Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes would like to assure you of his prayers, and at the same time ask for your humble prayers for his continuing work and ministry.

The Names Day for Father Nektarios is on November 9th.

May The Lord God,
Remember All Of You In His Kingdom,
Always Now & Ever
Unto The Ages Of Ages. Amen!

Holy St. Nectarios,
Pray Unto God, For Us!

Glory Be To God For All Things!