Fr. John Chakos, a missionary priest who is serving in Guatemala under the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), will be the guest speaker for the St. Vladimir’s Seminary Missions Lecture on November 7, 2012. The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m., and will be held in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium.
Father John retired from parish ministry in the spring of 2012, after serving for many years at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Mt. Lebanon, PA. Father and Presbytera Alexandra visited Guatemala several times on missions trips before moving there to serve as missionaries. Their parishFr. John and Pres. AlexandraFr. John and Pres. Alexandra often collected food, clothes and toys the Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage in Guatemala City, and in 1999, the Chakoses adopted their daughter, Jenny, now 23, from the orphanage.