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Hilton Head, SC
One of the smallest communities in the Metropolis of Atlanta is located on Hilton Head Island, SC. The 20 families of Holy Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church serve as an outpost of Orthodoxy between the larger communities of Savannah and Charleston.
In 1990, “missionaries” Reverend John Caparisos, Reverend N. Spirakis, Reverend Anthony Stratis, Rev. Nicholas C. Trivelas, and 6 families established Holy Resurrection. Services were originally held in living rooms and hotel meeting rooms. The parish has great plans to one day own their own property and build a church. Today, the parish is led by Reverend Nicholas C. Trivelas, chanter Joanna Tsiftis, and Parish Council President Rick Haight. Then in 1995, Holy Resurrection moved to its second floor location "The Upper Room" in Heritage Plaza (Hilton Head) and parish members and visitors worshipped there for eleven years.
In September of 2007, thanks to the blessings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the parish continued to foster our growth. Holy Resurrection now conducts weekly Sunday services at St. Andrew’s Chapel, located on 220 Pinckney Colony Road in Bluffton, South Carolina. The mission church serves a Pan-Orthodox community; the Divine Liturgy is held in English and many nationalities make up and represent the parish family: Armenian, Bulgarian, Greek, Lebanese, Palestinian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian and Syrian.
Among the Orthodox priests who have served the parish are, in chronological order: Father John Caparisos, Father Anthony Stratis, Father Nicholas Spirakis, Father Nicholas Trivelas, Father Nicholas Capilos, and Father Peter Telencio. Currently, the Divine Liturgy is celebrated each Sunday, 10:30 am, St. Andrew’s Chapel, by Father Peter Telencio. Following the Liturgy, we welcome everyone to join us in the church hall for coffee hour. The members of Holy Resurrection look to grow in the future and to continue the pan-Orthodox presence in the South Carolina Low Country.
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