“Praise Him for His mighty works. Praise His unequaled greatness.
Praise Him with the trumpet and with lute and harp.”
Psalm 150: 2,3
The Chanter (or Reader) is a layperson that assists in serving the Divine Services by chanting responses and hymns. The Chanter (in Greek - the "Psalti") receives a special blessing from the Metropolitan or Bishop to serve in this capacity.
Stavros Kariolis has chanted at Saint George Church for over 25 years. He assisted and was mentored by his predecessor, George Maouris, of Blessed Memory, for many years.
Stavros has a PhD in Engineering & Mathematics from New York Polytechnic.
He is an accomplished iconographer.
He serves on the Parish Council.
He installed and maintains the stonework/steps in front of our church
He makes the world's best baklava.
He cooks the souvlakia and gyro for parish fundraisers.
He can fix almost anything.