Ocean City Today

Very Rev. Father Vasilios Penteridis

Oct 19, 2017
Very Rev. Father Vasilios Penteridis

printed 10/20/2017

Ocean City

The Very Rev. Father Vasilios Penteridis, Archimandrite fell asleep in the Lord on Oct. 11, 2017 peacefully at his home in Ocean City, Maryland.

He is survived by family in Greece: a sister, Elharis (Nee Penteridis) Anemoyanni; a brother, Petros Penteridis; a brother-in-law, George Anemoyanni; a sister-in-law, Amalia Penteridis; and three nieces, Ismeani Anemoyanni, Paraskevi Penteridis and Pota Penteridis; as well as a nephew, Eftimios Anemoyanni.

Father Vasilios was predeceased by his mother, Paraskevi (nee Demou) Penteridis and father, Christos Penteridis.

In the United States, he is survived by an aunt, Sophia Demos, of New York, and cousins, Dorothy, Petros and Trifon Demos.

Father Vasilios was born in Florina, Greece on Feb. 20, 1942 and was educated in Greece obtaining degrees in both engineering and mathematics. He immigrated to the United States in the 1960’s and continued his education here in the states, receiving his degree from Columbia University. He worked as a furrier and as an engineer before entering the seminary in 1986.

He graduated from Holy Cross Seminary and was ordained into the priesthood in 1988. During his ministry, he was elevated to the level of Archimandrite. His first assignment was as an assistant priest at the Holy Trinity Cathedral on 74th Street in New York City. He served there for two years.

In 1990, he requested of Archbishop Iakovos that he be assigned somewhere where he could perform “foreign missionary work” and was granted an assignment to Mexico City where he served for five years.

Upon completion of that assignment, he again requested “foreign missionary work” and was instead assigned stateside to the Church of Saints Constantine and Helen in Brooklyn, New York.

His final assignment was to Ocean City, Maryland where he served from 1999 until 2008 when he elected to retire. Following several years in retirement, he was again called upon to serve in a limited capacity.

May his memory be eternal!

A visitation was held on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean City. A Divine Liturgy at the church was held on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, followed by the funeral service. His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey officiated and was assisted by area clergy.  Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Berlin.

Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

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