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The Reverend Peter G. Salmas

Father Peter Salmas was born and reared in Southern California and attended Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Northridge, California. Following high school, he attended and graduated from Hellenic College with a BA in Sociology in 1971 and a Master of Divinity from Holy Cross Theological School in 1974. Following graduation from Holy Cross Theological School, he returned to Saint Nicholas Church where he served as pastoral assistant until his ordination to the Holy Priesthood in 1975.  In 1983, he became pastor of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Honolulu, Hawaii and has served as pastor of the Church of the Holy Cross in Belmont, California since 1988. He and Presbytera Nikki are blessed with two children, Konstantine and Khara-Maria and two grandchildren.

Father Athanasios Felactu
Assistant Priest                        

Athanasios (Tom) Felactu was born in Torrance, CA and was an active member of Saint Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church in Redondo Beach. He graduated from California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo and joined the family business where he became a successful executive recruiter.  Soon after college, Tom returned to his home parish where he served the church as youth director and parish council member. In 2008, he married Constantina, and they became the proud parents of Odysseas and Sophia. The Felactu family moved to Brookline, MA in 2012 and Tom graduated from Holy Cross Theological School with a Master of Divinity in 2016. That summer, the Felactus moved to Belmont to serve at Holy Cross, and Tom was ordained to the Deaconate at his home parish of Saint Katherine’s in April, 2017 and then to the Priesthood at his new parish of Holy Cross in May, 2017.  Father Athanasios, Presbytera Tina, Ody and Sophia are happy to be part of the Holy Cross family.

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