Copyright © 2007-
A Short Biography of
Fr. Demetrios Konstantine Tsigas
Fr. Demetri Tsigas was ordained a priest at Holy Trinity in Portland, Oregon by Metropolitan Anthony Gerganakis of San Francisco (of blessed memory) assisted by Bishop Kallistos Ware of Oxford, England on July 5, 1995. Fr. Demetri was ordained a deacon at his home parish of St. Andrew in Randolph, New Jersey, by Metropolitan Silas Koskinas of New Jersey (of blessed memory) on May 29, 1995. St. Andrew’s was founded and lead for 42 years by his father, Fr. Konstantine Tsigas, back in December of 1962 just a few days after the family arrived on the shores of America.
Fr. Demetri served as the associate priest at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Portland, Oregon for seven years (1995-
Before being ordained a priest, Fr. Demetri had the honor to serve the Greek Orthodox Church in many capacities. He served as Youth Director/Pastoral Assistant in Broomall, PA (1994); Norfolk, VA (1991-
He has served as a counselor/spiritual director at many camps throughout our Archdiocese (Camp Angelos, Portland, Oregon – 1995-
Fr. Demetri graduated from Holy Cross Theological School with a Master of Divinity in 1987. He has completed graduate level course work in both Biopsychology and Social Work. In 1982 he graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey with a dual B.A. in Biology and Psychology.
Fr. Demetri was born on December 12, 1960 in Patras, Greece. He emigrated to this country in 1962 and became naturalized as a citizen of this great nation in 1985. He married Eleni Zuras on May 28, 1994 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bethesda, Maryland. All their children were born in Portland, Oregon. They lost their first child, Nikonia Evangelia late in pregnancy due to Preeclampsia. Jordan was born in 1999 and Jonathan in 2002.
For leisure, Fr. Demetri enjoys working out and science fiction, as well as golf and other sports. He played Frisbee with the 1978 World Championship team while at Rutgers, and throws a mean disc.
His motto and worldview is summed up in the following statement:
God is Love. We are created in God’s Image. We were created to love. Imperfect people in a fallen world serving a perfect and Holy God.
|Life of St. Katherine The Great|
|Take a Virtual Tour|
|Articles of Intrest|
|Parish Council Members|
|Parish Council Ministries|
|Archdioces Regulations (UPR)|
|Archangel Michael Feast & Honors|
|Parish Events Photo Gallery|
|Festival Photo Gallery|
|Grecian Odyssey Dancers|
|Ministries Registration Form|
|Grecian Odyssey Dancers Main|
|Grecian Odyssey Dancers History|
|Grecian Odyssey Photo Album|
|Grecian Odyssey Multimedia|
|Grecian Odyssey Dancers Regional Dances|
|Grecian Odyssey Dancers Costumes|
|Grecian Odyssey Dancers By-Laws|
|Grecian Odyssey Dancers Information|
|Grecian Odyssey Dancers Links|
|Grecian Odyssey Dancers Contact Us|
|Sunday School Snack Signup|
|About St. Katherine Philoptochos|
|Philoptochos Board Members|
|Past Philoptochos Presidents|
|History of Philoptochos Society|
|Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy|