Massachusetts Heights in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bishop Aimilianos Laloussis
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In celebration of his life and work, this park is lovingly dedicated.
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This park is dedicated to “Father Laloussis” with deep appreciation for his service to the Washington, DC community and in recognition of his lasting contribution to the Greek Orthodox Church in America.
Pastor: Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, Washington, D.C. 1934-1954
Dean: Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Washington, D.C. 1955-1960
Bishop: Dioceses of Chicago and Charlotte-Atlanta. 1960-1973
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His determination to build a Greek Orthodox cathedral in the Nation’s Capital became a reality in 1955. His vision was fully realized in 1956 when he welcomed President Dwight D. Eisenhower to place the cornerstone of the Saint Sophia Cathedral.
Bishop Laloussis was a devoted clergyman who called forth the best in his parishioners. A dynamic teacher who illuminated the path and mission of his faith. A revered leader who, by example inspired humility, piety and love.
Erected 2000 by The Bishop Laloussis Foundation of Bethesda,
Location. 38° 55.64′ N, 77° 4.264′ W. Marker is in Massachusetts Heights, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from 36th Street, NW south of Garfield Street, NW. Touch for map. The monument is across 36th Street from the entrance to Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, at the north end of Bishop Aimilianos Laloussis Park, a wooded triangle bounded by Massachusetts Avenue, Garfield and 36th Streets, NW. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20007, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral Cornerstone (within shouting distance of this marker); Herb Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Road to Fort Duquesne (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Vladimir Millennial Bell Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); The National War Memorial Shrine of the Russian Orthodox Church of America (approx. 0.2 miles away); Russian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas (approx. 0.2 miles away); All Hallows Guild (approx. ¼ mile away); Why Are These Stones Here? (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Massachusetts Heights.
Also see . . . Aimilianos (Laloussis) of Harioupolis. (Submitted on May 29, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Churches & Religion • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,000 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 29, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.