Rev. Chris A. Dalamangas was born on February 4, 1933, in Korifi, Greece. In 1951, he immigrated to the United States and settled in Marlboro, MA. He attended Northeastern University in Boston and graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.
In 1967 Fr. Chris met and married Niki Kartsonis. They have two daughters. For many years, Fr. Chris was Director of Research and Development for an engineering company. He holds seven U.S. Patents.
In 1974, the family moved to Union, New Jersey. They attended Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Westfield, New Jersey where they became very involved in the church community.
Fr. Chris was ordained into the deaconate on June 2, 1985, by His Excellency Metropolitan Silas of blessed memory. He entered the priesthood on June 3, 1990, again, ordained by Metropolitan Silas. He was bestowed the Office of Economos on October 9, 2002, by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, and the Office of Protopresbyter on June 6, 2004, by His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of the Diocese of New Jersey.
During his many years at Holy Trinity, Fr. Chris served the community in many capacities, including as Greek Language School Director, Bible Study Instructor, and spiritual advisor to the Trinity Circle – the senior citizen organization. He also served as the Registry Archivist for the Metropolis of New Jersey.
Fr. Chris was awarded the 2001 Senior Citizens Council Award from State of New Jersey General Assembly 21st District, the 2001 Appreciation Award “People who Help People” from the Union County Senior Citizens Council, and, in 2006, he was honored at the Annual Award Banquet of the Metropolis of New Jersey for his many years of service.
In 2007, Fr. Chris retired from the Diocese of New Jersey and moved to Michigan. He currently lives with his Presvytera in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. They have three granddaughters.
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