Parish History

 

In 1973 a small group of faithful began to hold meetings at various homes and restaurants to develop a strategy to begin a Greek Orthodox church in Fort Myers.  

Originally, services were held at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church on Sanibel Island. By August 1976, after several locations were used for Sunday services, the property on Cypress Lake Drive was purchased.  Later that same year, Missionary Parish status was granted.  In April 1977 the first service was conducted in a modular building.

On January 17, 1993 the church was consecrated.  Today we serve over 200 families.

 

In March 2015 we completed our Grace Conidaris Education Building. This includes the Priest's office, Administrative Office and 5 Classrooms. We also have a large area for events and full kitchen facilities, available for rental opportunities.

In November of 2018, our Fr. Arthur Kontinos Hall was completely renovated and redecorated along with the two bathrooms for a beautiful opportunity for fellowship among our members and those wishing to rent for special occasions.

 

Important dates:

October 1, 1976 – 1st Priest, Father Arthur K. Kontinos appointed

October 1, 1978 – Groundbreaking ceremonies

April 15, 1979 – Thyranoixia of new church 

July 24, 1983 – Groundbreaking for Social Hall

February 19, 1984 – Social Hall Dedication

 January 17, 1993 - Consecration of the church was

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Church Hall

The "Rev Fr. Arthur Kontinos Community Hall"

is available for use as a banquet or meeting area.  

Please contact the church office for details.