Rev. Father Panayiotis Hasiakos, Interim Proistamenos
Father Panayiotis Hasiakos was born in La Grange, IL to Dr. Peter and Mrs. Jorgie Hasiakos. Father was raised attending the parish of Ss. Constantine & Helen in Palos Hills, where he served in the altar, taught Sunday School, and later served as a chanter.
Father Panayiotis completed his undergraduate studies with a major in Physics and a minor in Modern Greek Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he also stayed for further studies in Secondary Education. Before entering the seminary, Father Panayiotis taught Physics and Science for four years at Oak Park River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois. In 2012, Father was married to Presvytera Nikolia, at which point they moved to Boston to pursue graduate studies. Father graduated in May of 2015 with a Master of Divinity Degree from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts and is currently in the final stages of completing his thesis project on Saint Maximos the Confessor for the ThM (Master of Theology) through Holy Cross. While at Holy Cross, Father Panayiotis received his certificate in Byzantine Music and served as the Lampadarios (left chanter), under the instruction of Rev. Dr. Romanos Karanos.
Father Panayiotis was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos on February 19, 2017 at the parish of Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Des Plaines, Illinois. His ordination to the Priesthood took place on the feast of the Holy Apostles, June 30, 2017, at the parish of Holy Apostles in Westchester, where he served as Associate Pastor. Father Panayiotis and Presvytera Nikolia have three children: Dionysia, John and Maximi.