We are a Greek Orthodox parish, part of the oldest Christian tradition dating back to 33 A.D., the day of Pentecost. 
We trace our roots back to the Apostles and their teachings.
We are a stronghold of the moral, theological, liturgical and spiritual traditions of the Early Church.
We invite you to come and join us to experience the worship of Early Christianity in a modern setting.

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Akathist Hymn – Live Stream at 7:00 pm, Friday April 3, 2020

As you are now unable to attend Divine Services, please make your donations electronically to keep our parish alive.

Online Giving is our “Electronic Tray”

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Prayer for the Coronavirus Outbreak

Click above to watch the Prayer offered on Friday, March 13 for the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete – Thursday, April 2, 2020

Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts – Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Great Compline – Monday, March 30, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Great Lent, March 29, 2020 – Orthros & Divine Liturgy

Great Vespers – Saturday, March 28, 2020

Fourth Salutations to the Theotokos, Friday, March 27

Paraklesis to the Theotokos against the Coronavirus outbreak, Friday March 27

Orthros & Divine Liturgy – Feast of the Annunciation –  March 25, 2020

Great Vespers-Feast of the Annunciation-March 24, 2020

Great Compline – Monday, March 23

Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy and Precious Cross of Christ – Orthros & Divine Liturgy (March 22, 2020)

Great Vespers of Saturday-Live Stream – March 21, 2020

Third Salutations to the Theotokos – Friday, March 20 

Great Compline – Thursday, March 19, 2020 

Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts -Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Second Sunday of Great Lent – March 15, 2020

Message of Fr. Panayiotis with regard to the recent challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic

Dear friends and parishioners,

We are faced today with a serious health crisis, the pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  I am writing to encourage you to not lose heart, but turn instead to God in Faith and Love and face the crisis as a person/people of Faith. God is with us even through the most difficult situations. He became one of us to live and share our life, our struggles and all the weaknesses of our fallen humanity. He stands by us to help us through every difficulty; “God is with us!, we sing in the Compline Service during this Lenten period. Let us trust in His Love and Mercy!

As we pray that this tribulation may be quickly resolved and people’s lives may be spared by this new disease, we are also called to do our part so that we may help contain the spread of the disease. 

My greatest concern is for those who are more vulnerable to this virus, especially the elderly and those with other health issues. I pray that they may be protected by God in a very special way.

As common sense dictates, we need to follow the directives of the CDC (The Center of Disease Control) and take precautions to protect ourselves and others around us:

1. If you feel unwell, please stay home and take care of yourself and seek medical assistance as soon as possible. Avoid spreading what may be lethal both to you and to others.

2. Keep washing your hands with soap and water (or hand sanitizer) and keep some distance from others, especially if they exhibit symptoms of sickness, such as coughing, fever and shortness of breath.

3. Limit your activities which may involve crowds and crowded areas. Stay home as much as possible and avoid crowded spaces until this tribulation has passed.

Here is a Link to CDC page on COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Parish Activities: With regard to the Church and the activities at our parish, we are currently re-considering all scheduled activities and we are cancelling immediately the non-essential ones. We have so far cancelled the Council of Ministries meeting, all dance practices of our Dance Ministry, Sunday School Classes, Hellenic Studies classes and the Event on March 22 (Greek Independence). 

We are also seriously considering the cancellation of all activities related to the Greek Festival and even the Greek Festival itself. A decision on this will be made soon.

Church services: Church services will continue to be held as scheduled, but if you feel you need to remain home, please do so, especially if you are in the high risk groups. God has mercy on us all as He understands our predicaments.

This Sunday and the next, we are considering streaming live the Divine Liturgy to an internet site and we will be providing the Link so that people may be able to follow the service remotely from home. 

Cleanliness of our facilities:

Since this past Sunday (03/08), I gave instructions to our staff to wash all the holy icons with soap and water before every service. We also washed all the pews, books and plastic folders (and yellow prayer sheets) with Isopropyl Alcohol of 91% concentration. We will do this again after every service.

On Thursday (03/12), I asked the cleaning crew to spray and wash with Lysol and other disinfectants all the tables and chairs in the hall, the conference rooms and all the classrooms, and also clean all the counters in our building. We will continue to do this every week.

Temporary Adjustments to Liturgical practices

1. Veneration: We ask that you venerate and honor holy icons without touching them. We also ask that you honor and greet others, including the clergy, without touching them, until the disease is contained.

2. Distribution of Antidoron (Blessed bread): 

Since this past Wednesday (03/11), we have changed the way we distribute antidoron. You will be able to receive from a tray without touching other pieces that you will not eat yourself. Priests will resume with the distribution of antidoron (as normal) once the disease is contained.

3. Holy Communion:

Holy Communion will be distributed in the same way as always. There will be no change in this.

We believe that the greatest miracle on earth occurs every time we kneel and pray that the Holy Spirit may descend upon our offering of bread and wine to God and transform these physical elements in a mystical way to the Body and Blood of our Risen Lord. This becomes the lifegiving Body and Blood of Christ given to us “for the forgiveness of our sins and for life eternal”. 

This virus crisis may be challenging our faith in this very central and essential tenet of the Orthodox Christian Faith, but the lifegiving Body and Blood of Christ is unable to transmit any kind of disease. On the contrary, it transmits Life Eternal to those who approach it “with the Fear of God, with Faith and Love”. This has been the Faith and practice of all Orthodox people before us, even through all kinds of health crises, plagues and diseases for the last 2,000 years. 

If you find yourself struggling with any of these issues or have any questions and would like to speak with me privately, please call me and we can discuss it. You can call the church office at 770-924-8080 and leave me a message. I will respond as soon as I am able.

Please continue to pray for the forgiveness of our sins and for the mercy of God for us all. Let us hope that this new tribulation will be removed quickly by God’s mercy.

In Christ’s Love,

Fr. Panayiotis

Second Salutations to the Theotokos

Click above to watch the Service of the Second Salutations to the Theotokos (Friday, March 13, 2020)

Great Lent: Opportunity for many things

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The Lord is our Shepherd

 The Lord’s sheep will find the Lord’s pastures. Those who follow Christ with an undivided heart will be nourished in pastures that are forever green. And what are such pastures if not the most profound joy of feeding in the everlasting fields of paradise? For the pasture of the saints is to see God face to face. When the vision of God never fades, the soul is filled with an abundance of food for eternal life.

And so dear friends, let us seek these pastures and join the throng of the citizens of heaven. Let their happiness and celebration be an invitation to us. Let our hearts grow warm; let our faith be rekindled; let our desire for the things of heaven increase; for to love in this way is indeed to be on the way. We should allow no misfortune to distract us from this happiness and deep joy; for if you are determined to reach the destination of your spiritual journey the roughness of the road will not deter you. Nor should the delights of material prosperity in this life ever entice you astray; only the foolish traveler, spotting a pleasant ?eld on the way, forgets that he is en route to a greater destination.

— From a homily by Gregory the Great (540-604)



College Students Christmas Gathering 2019


“Islam, Holy Icons and St. John of Damascus”


Prophet Elijah (Elias): The Prophet of Fire and Rain

“Why come to church?”

Listen to our priests address this question.


Remembering the Invasion of Cyprus 45 years later: Can we find forgiveness?

Fr. Panayiotis gives a recounting of his experience as a teenager of the events of the invasion of Cyprus which began 45 years ago on July 20, 1974. He reflects on the various effects and spiritual challenges that such a major catastrophic event has had on the people of Cyprus and how they coped and survived.

Watch and listen by clicking below:

God is still present even in the midst of the worst of adversities.

Sunday of Orthodoxy


Salvation and Redemption – The Early Christian perspective of healing and restoration of fallen humanity

The Holy Sacraments or Mysteries of the Church

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Conference on Christian Spiritual Formation

September 20-22, 2019

John Wesley and Primitive Christianity!

Honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

on Monday, April 23, 2018

Fr. Panayiotis was invited to represent the Orthodox Community of Atlanta in a Commemoration Event marking the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fr. Panayiotis delivered a short presentation on the teaching of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on “The Meaning of Hope”. Click below to hear the speech (audio only):

Orthodox-Catholic Gathering on Monday, December 18

Listen to Fr. Panayiotis’ Lecture here:

The Protestant Reformation and the Christian East

A presentation by Fr. Panayiotis Papageorgiou, Ph.D. given on May 8, 2017 at Lutherstadt-Wittenberg, Germany on the occasion of the 500-year anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation:
A Historical Survey and Study of the Communications between the Reformers and the Patriarchs Joasaph II and Jeremias II. In addition, an overview of the events surrounding the Calvinist Patriarch Cyril Lucaris and Conclusions about the events and exchanges of the 16th and 17th centuries.
A lot to learn and consider for our times, as well.

Click here to download the AUDIO FILE of the Presentation.

Click on the Link below to download Fr. Panayiotis’ Paper on the Reformation and the Christian East:

“The Protestant Reformation and the Christian East,” by Fr. Panayiotis Papageorgiou

“Feeding the Children Sunday”

Ribbon Cutting!

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Construction Finished!

Glory be to God!


Updated on October 26, 2016. Waiting for the latest Aerial Photos, as well.

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Holy Friday – Procession of Epitaphios

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Photos courtesy of “Stratis Papageorgiou Photography


Palm Sunday Celebration

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Video by Stratis Papageorgiou

Preparing the palm crosses on the Saturday of Lazarus 



Video by Stratis Papageorgiou

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 pm

Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 3431 Trickum Road NE, Marietta GA 30066

All animals blessed, small and big. Bring your pets and human friends