St. Haralambos GO Church
7950 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
Peoria, AZ 85383
Text the word: STHARALAMBOS To: 72727
St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church is a parish under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco (www.sf.goarch.org), and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (www.goarch.org).
Organized in the early 1980s as the West Valley Greek Orthodox Church, the first parish General Assembly was held in September 1986 along with the election of the first Parish Council. Meeting space was rented at a local elementary school and services were celebrated by several local Orthodox clergies, including Fr. Timothy Tepsic, Fr. Stephen Kachur and Fr. John Angelis.
Working together with the Home Foundation (established by Peter and John Maniatis, of blessed memory), the first church facility (originally built as the Peoria Church of the Nazarene) was purchased in June 1988. In September 1989, Fr. George Patides was assigned as the first full-time pastor, and the community selected Saint Haralambos as its patron saint at a banquet in November 1990. In August 1994, Fr. Michael Pallad was assigned as the second (and current) pastor.