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Father Peter is a native Washingtonian, born and raised in the parish of Ss. Constantine and Helen G. O. Church. He is married to Presbytera Katherine and they have a daughter Sophia.  Father holds his Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology from the University of Maryland at College Park(1995) and his Masters of Divinity from the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (2002) in Brookline Massachusetts. Father started his ministry in the Church as a pastoral assistant at the Annunciation Cathedral in Baltimore, Maryland. After two years of lay ministry Fr. Peter was ordained to the Deaconate in November2004 and to the Holy Priesthood in June of 2005. On October 1, 2006 Fr. Peter was assigned as the Proistamenos (head priest) of the Saint Sophia Community. Upon the opening of the new house of worship in April of 2012 Fr. was given the rank of Economos. Father Peter serves as the interim Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Metropolis of New Jersey as well as the Assistant Commissioner for the Delaware Valley Youth Commission. He also holds the office of Metropolis of New Jersey Clergy Brotherhood  to the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council.

Church Office Manager
Parish Council

Shown left to right:

Lucy Pappas Kline - Philoptochos President

Alex Tsioulfaides

Matt Bannon - Parish Council Vice President

John Pogas - Parish Council President

Reverend Economos Peter J Thornberg - Proistamenos

Alexander Nikas - Parish Council Treasurer

Tom Cox - Stewardship Chairman

George Coutavas - Parish Council Secretary

Elias Christou

Maggie Gross

John Papadimitriou - Festival Chairman

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
900 S. Trooper Road
Jeffersonville, PA 19403
610-650-8960
office@saintsophiachurch.org
Office Hours - M-F 10am to 4pm

  • Sun
    10Jul

    8:45 Orthros
    10:00 Divine Liturgy
  • Sun
    17Jul

    8:45 Orthros
    10:00 Divine Liturgy
  • Sun
    24Jul

    8:45 Orthros
    10:00 Divine Liturgy

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St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
900 S. Trooper Road
Jeffersonville, PA 19403
610-650-8960
office@saintsophiachurch.org
Office Hours - M-F 10am to 4pm
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