Rev. Evagoras Constantinides
Dean of the Cathedral
Father Evagoras is the Dean of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Brooklyn. In this role, he oversees all ministries at the Cathedral, also serving as Spiritual Advisor, Religion Department Chair, and Instructor at the Cathedral’s A. Fantis School, a Pre-K through 8th grade day school. During his tenure, he has worked closely with parishioners and volunteers to regrow parish ministries following the pandemic, formulate a comprehensive parochial school Religion K-8 curriculum, initiate weekly chapel services for A. Fantis students, and introduce a monthly Greek language newsletter, amongst other initiatives. Additionally, Father Evagoras, in collaboration with the Board of Trustees, led a restoration of the Cathedral's historic iconography.
Upon completing seminary, Father Evagoras began working at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Headquarters in New York City, and held various pivotal positions, including Spokesman for Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center, Director of the Office of Camping Ministries, Archdiocesan Registrar and Chairman of the Spiritual Court, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Direct Archdiocesan District, Chairman of the Youth Protection Committee, and personal representative of the Archbishop of America to the Youth Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops.
During this time, Father Evagoras primarily served as the Director of Ionian Village, the Archdiocesan Summer Camp in Greece. Under his leadership, the camp witnessed a significant surge in camper registrations, achieving sold out attendance almost every year. He revitalized the Spiritual Odyssey program for Young Adults, transforming it into IVNext, a Ministry Networking program funded generously by a grant from Leadership 100. Father Evagoras introduced the "IV On the Go" program, sending former staff members to parishes across the Archdiocese to conduct weekend-long retreats, Ionian Village style. Together with his Administrative team, he revamped the program and curriculum of the camp, infusing every aspect with love for Jesus Christ and a passion for Greece, its people, culture, and history. The campsite underwent a comprehensive renovation, its first in over 40 years, including the construction of a new chlorinated pool, installation of iconography in the iconic Chapel, creation of an outdoor chapel area, and a complete overhaul of the camp's infrastructure and systems. Most significantly , as the Director of Ionian Village, Father Evagoras had the privilege to guide and interact with thousands of young campers and hundreds of young adult staff members .
Following his ministry at Ionian Village, Archbishop Elpidophoros appointed Father Evagoras to serve as the Spokesman for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, including Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center. Presently, Father Evagoras holds the position of Director of Special Events for the Office of the Archbishop of America. He has overseen and coordinated events of significance including the 2020 Virtual Clergy-Laity Congress, the 2021 Apostolic Visit to the United States of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the 2022 Visit to the United States of Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria, and the 2022 Clergy-Laity Congress in New York City. In addition, he has served as coordinator for the Archdiocese's committees for the 200 Years Anniversary of Greek Independence, as well as the Centennial Celebration of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
Father Evagoras holds the ecclesiastical rank (offikion) of Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne. This esteemed rank, bestowed only by the Ecumenical Patriarch, is the highest honor conferred upon married clergy.
Father Evagoras holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Monmouth College and a Master of Divinity from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. His wife Maria (Calender), of Bethesda, Maryland, actively supports his ministry. Together, they are parents to two sons, Christopher and Yianni, both of whom are students at A. Fantis School.