Rev. Fr. Photios Dumont
Fr. Photios has been ordained for almost 20 years. After graduating from Holy Cross Seminary he was assigned to the Ionian Village in Bartholomio, Greece, then to St. Demetrios Church in Thessaloniki, Greece. In the spring of 1991, he and his wife returned to America and he was assigned to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in San Diego. In September 1992, he was assigned as the assistant priest to Fr. Elias Stephanopoulos (of blessed memory) in Portland, OR. In 1994, he was assigned to The Resurrection Church in Castro Valley, CA. In August of 2004, he joined us here at St. Demetrios as our new Proistamenos. Father Photios is St. Demetrios' Protopresbyter, lead pastor, and administers the ecclesiastical services and sacraments for the parish.
Rev. Fr. Daniel Triant
Fr. Daniel was assigned to Saint Demetrios in August of 2014, serving as a deacon for six months until he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on February 8, 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Chicago's DePaul University, which he has used to develop user interfaces for web and phone applications at several start-up companies. He soon realized he could combine his knowledge and training in technology with his faith, and so in 2007 he became the lay assistant at Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Church in Stockton, California, where he worked with youth groups, coordinated events for adult ministries, assisted clergy liturgically, and oversaw technological operations. This intense focus on the daily life of the Church nurtured a passion in Fr. Daniel that led him to the seminarian program at Holy Cross Hellenic College in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating from Holy Cross with a Master of Divinity in 2014 he was assigned to Saint Demetrios. Though he now serves the Church as a priest, he has not left behind his technical skills and also serves the Metropolis of San Francisco as its webmaster. He assists Fr. Photios in the many ministries here at Saint Demetrios.
Dn. Perry Angelos
Deacon Perry was born and raised in a suburb of Philadelphia to First Generation Greek Orthodox Parents. He attended public schools K-12 there. He went to a Trade school in Refrigeration & Heating after High School. He served two tours aboard ship in the Vietnam War. After the service, he went to college and studied Mechanical Engineering while working in the Trade. He went to Kenya, Africa on a short term missionary endeavor with the Greek Orthodox Missions. In 1988, he attended St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary in New York as a student and an employee. It was there he met his future wife, Francesca and they were married in 1990. They worked at St. Basil's Academy in Garrison, New York for three years taking care of the adolescent boys. Deacon and his wife, moved back to Philadelphia in 1993 and he was ordained to the Diaconate in 1994. HeI served SS. Peter & Paul Albanian Orthodox Church for four years. He also served St. Thomas, a Greek Orthodox Church in New Jersey for two years before moving to Seattle in 2000 to be closer to Fran's family.
Veneration of Apostle Peter's Precious Chains; Righteous Hierodeacon Makarios of Kalogeras; Romilo the Monk of Mount Athos; Nicholas the New-Martyr of Mytilene; Peusippos, Elasippos, and Mesippos the siblings, and their grandmother Neonilla