Our Parish History
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church was erected in 1919. Under the leadership of John Grigoropoulos and the whole-hearted cooperation of the Quad-Cities Greek community, the first church building was established at 1230 18th Avenue, East Moline, Illinois. As was indicated during the church's fiftieth anniversary, a new location for the church was acquired on Kennedy Drive, and in 1982 the new Assumption Church building was erected at 4900 Kennedy Drive, East Moline, Illinois, fully equipped with a sanctuary, fellowship hall, classrooms, offices, full kitchen, and ample parking.
The 1980s and 1990s saw the parish membership hard at work at both preaching Christ's message and extensive fundraising efforts, which led to the successful payoff of the new building's mortgage loan. The time period saw the church active in the Quad Cities through it's participation at the Bettendorf, IA international folk festival, events, and festivals held regularly at the UAW Hall in East Moline, the Viking Club in Moline, Summer festivals in downtown Moline, and at John O'Donnell Stadium in Davenport, IA, and presently, Spring, Summer, and Fall Festivals held in Assumption's fellowship hall.
During that time and eventually into the 2000s, Assumption was blessed with the spiritual leadership of the Very Rev. Nicanor Kutelas, Fr. Andrew Koufopoulos, Fr. Peter Pappas, Fr. Constantine Regopoulos, Fr. Basil Papanikolaou, and Fr. John Boukis, all of whom served under the leadership of the late Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago. Assumption is blessed today with the spiritual leadership of Fr. Thomas Alatzakis, serving under the leadership of Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago.
The parish councils have served the administrative needs of the parish, while numerous members of the parish have given their time and talents in various capacities including Philoptochos, choir, chanters, Sunday school teachers, and readers, which serve to edify the parish and its members.
The parish continues to make improvements with the 2018 construction of a memorial patio. In 2019, the parish enjoys a complete place of worship, education, and fellowship without the burden of a mortgage. God has bestowed His ample blessings on His Assumption Church for 100 years which stands as a beacon of Orthodox Christianity for the entire Quad Cities area and beyond.
The parish members have the special opportunity to use God's blessings during the first 100 years, in order to build on Assumption's progress during the next 100 years.
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