The Very Reverend Archimandrite Chrysostom Panos
Chancellor, Metropolis of Chicago
Fr.Chrysostom Panos was born in Queens, NY in 1964 as the only child of Eleftherios and Anastasia Panos (later, upon widowhood, tonsured sister Theodora). He received his early formation and education from the Greek-American Parochial School of the Holy Transfiguration of Christ, Corona, NY. In 1993, Fr. Chrysostom graduated from New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science. Following his college studies, Fr. Chrysostom was a proprietor of a successful restaurant business in New York City for 17 years.
In 2008, he entered the Saint Stephen’s Special Diaconate Program, and on November 13, 2010, after successfully completing the program, he was ordained a deacon by His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane. Shortly thereafter, he pursued additional theological studies at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, from which he earned a Master of Divinity (MDiv) in 2015.
At the conclusion of his theological studies, he was assigned Assistant to the Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. On August 6, 2015 he was ordained a presbyter by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America and was elevated to the rank of Archimandrite on November 30, 2015.
In addition to his work as Assistant to the Archdiocesan Chancellor, Fr. Chrysostom also oversaw the Spiritual Court of First Degree of the Direct Archdiocesan District; served as Director of the Archdiocesan Department of Registry; and as the Spiritual Advisor to the Direct Archdiocesan District Ladies Philoptochos Society. Fr. Chrysostom has served as interim-pastor at St. Spyridon Church in New York City and at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Hempstead, NY. Most recently, he served as the presiding priest of Saints George and Demetrios Church in New York City.