Sunday, April 29, 2012

"Greek Church is Dedicated ... 34 Johnson Street" article - Father Theo. Constantine - Chicago Daily Tribune, October 18, 1897


Published in the Chicago Daily Tribune, October 18, 1897

GREEK CHURCH IS DEDICATED
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Orthodox Denomination Formally 
Opens Its New Edifice at
34 Johnson Street
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The only Greek orthodox church in the United States which is owned solely by the Greeks was formally dedicated and opened yesterday morning by the pastor, Father Theo. Constantine, at 34 Johnson street, this property having been recently purchased by the union.  The chancel was elaborately decorated.  This church has a membership of over 700, and numbers among its parishioners some of the wealthiest and most influencial of the Greeks of the city.  The pastor, Father Constantine, was for years a chaplain in the Grecian army and has but recently arrived.  He will reside near the church as soon as arrangements can be completed.  He is at present with friends on the North Side.  Public services will probably be held next Sunday.



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