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Featured Speakers

This year's Clergy Laity Congress features impactful ministry panels and workshops designed to equip delegates with the tools, resources, and inspiration needed to strengthen parishes and foster thriving communities. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue, gaining valuable insights and practical strategies to enhance their local ministries. The Congress aims to empower participants with a renewed sense of purpose and vision, ensuring the ongoing growth and vitality of their parishes and the broader Orthodox Christian community. Throughout the week, there are a wide number of topics being addressed in both Ministry Panels and Workshops.

Fr. Philip Halikias

Fr. Philip Halikias

Fr. Philip Halikias


Rev. Dr. Philip Halikias was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and lives in the Greater Boston area with his family, Following his studies at Holy Cross and while studying at Boston University, he began working in the administration at HCHC. He was ordained to the diaconate in July 2019, and the priesthood in September 2019. Fr. Philip is the Chief Equity and Compliance Officer at HCHC, and is an adjunct professor for Orthodox-Catholic relations and Ecumenism. Fr. Philip is a member of the Metropolis of Boston, and serves the St. Nicholas parish in Manchester, NH.

Fr. Philip serves as an Orthodox representative on the National Council of Churches’ convening tables on Faith and Order, and Christian-Muslim dialogue. He is a member of the international editing team for the World Council of Churches’ Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Fr. Philip is a child of Orthodox-Catholic marriage, and is passionate about serving the needs Ecumenical families.

47th Biennial
Clergy-Laity Congress
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America