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Fr. Nicholas Kossis Ιs Mourned

BETHLEHEM, PA – Rev. Fr. Nicholas Kossis (Hieromonk Nikodemos), 93 of Bethlehem Twp., passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital-Anderson in Easton. He was the husband of Presbytera Maria (Laoutaris) Kossis for 59 years until her passing on October 28, 2016. Hieromonk Nicholas was born in Vrisa, Lesvos on November 19,1928, the son of the late Eustratios and Maria (Kolettis) Kossis. Rev. Fr. Nicholas Kossis was a Greek Orthodox clergyman for the Metropolis of Pittsburgh for over 55 years. His first Church was Kimisis Tis Theotokou Church in Aliquippa where Father Nicholas served for 14 years from 1967-1980. Father then came to Easton in 1980 and served at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church for 23 years, retiring in 2003 at age 70. After he retired, he served at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Bethlehem. He was a beloved priest to the faithful of the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Rev. Fr. Nicholas Kossis was tonsured the Hieromonk Nikodemos on October 28, 2019. For over 30 years he had a Chapel at his home, the St. Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Chapel where he held daily services and was blessed by Bishop Maximos. Survivors: Son Stratos N. Kossis husband of Laraine of Nazareth, three grandchildren, Christina Kossis Evans wife of Christopher, Nicholas Kossis, fiance of Shannon Morgano and Gregory Kossis, step sister Maria Kossis. He was predeceased by his daughter Vasiliki Kossis DeAngelo.

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