Fr. Thomas Chininis Appointed Dean of the Cathedral of Boston

December 22, 2021

BOSTON – Protopresbyter Athanasios Chininis was appointed by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston Dean of the historic Annunciation Cathedral of Boston. Fr Chininis is expected to begin his ministry at the Cathedral on January 9, 2022, succeeding Fr Demetrios Tonias, who resigned a few weeks ago for health reasons, as TNH has reported.

Rev. Chininis has served as the presiding priest of Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell, Massachusetts since September 2012. Prior to that he served at  St. Philip Church at Nashua, NH, the St. Spyridon Church in Newport, RI, and the Holy Trinity Church in Dallas, TX. He graduated from Wittenberg University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology with an MDiv.

The historic Annunciation Cathedral of Boston which is situated in short distance from the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston and Northeastern University. (Photo TNH/Archive/Theodore Kalmoukos)

Fr. Athanasios, known widely as ‘Fr. Tom’, has held leadership positions with the Nashua Area Interfaith Council, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston Clergy Brotherhood, the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and as the president of the New Hampshire Council of Churches. Additionally, he has been a member of the Metropolis of Boston Council and the Metropolis of Boston Summer Camp Committee. He has also worked extensively with several summer camps of the Orthodox Church. In addition to his parish responsibilities he has served as the advisor of Orthodox Christian Fellowship at several colleges. Rev. Chininis is the father of three children who live in the Boston area. He lives in Amherst, NH with his wife Carol.


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