Our Hierarchs, Clergy and Staff

Our parish is led by a dynamic priest, staff and volunteers that bring the Orthodox Church and the Gospel of Jesus Christ alive for our parish community and all those we encounter. We invite you to learn more about our Hierarchs, our priest, our staff and volunteers.

Our Hierarchs


His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros
His Eminence Archbishop of America Elpidophoros


Our Priest

Very Rev. Archimandrite Chrysostom Panos

Presiding Priest

Voice: (718) 458-5251  Cell: (646) 641-4254
Email: chrysostom1964@gmail.com

Fr. Chrysostom earned a Master of Divinity (MDiv) Degree in 2015 from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Upon graduating he was appointed Assistant to the Archdiocesan Chancellor. In addition, Fr. Chrysostom also oversaw the work of the Spiritual Court of the First Degree, served as Director of the Archdiocesan Department of Registry, and as the Spiritual Advisor to the Direct Archdiocesan District Ladies Philoptochos Society. He served as the presiding priest of Saints George and Demetrios Church in New York City, St. Eleftherios Church in New York City and was interim-pastor at St. Paul’s Church in Hempstead, NY and at St. Spyridon’s Church in NYC. In 2018 he briefly served as Chancellor to the Metropolis of Chicago. Fr. Chrysostom has been assigned to the Transfiguration of Christ Church in Corona, NY since October, 2019.

Our Administrative Staff

Aidee Paredes

Church Office Secretary & Chief Administrative Officer

Voice: 718-458-5251
Email: transfigurationofchrist@gmail.com

Aidee has faithfully served the Transfiguration of Christ Church for over a decade. Her duties as church office secretary include overseeing the operation of the church office and assisting the clergy and staff with a variety of administrative duties. As the church secretary, her responsibilities include managing schedules, and filing. She is also responsible for recording personal data regarding new members of the congregation, visitors, and a variety of other issues affecting the church. Some of this data involves church finances where Aidee is a whiz with her bookkeeping skills. She does a tremendous job to ensure that the church is running efficiently, accurately, and with discretion for people’s personal information. She is fluent in both English and Spanish and is an invaluable asset to the Transfiguration Community.