About Fr. Luke Veronis
Fr. Luke A. Veronis, Director
Fr. Luke A. Veronis serves as the Director for the Missions Institute of Orthodoxy Christianity, which is located at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and teaches as an Adjunct Instructor at both Holy Cross and Hellenic College since 2005. He taught at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in NY (2005-2008), and guest lectured at St. Herman’s Seminary in Kodiak, Alaska and at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, UK. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) in St. Augustine, FL.
Fr. Luke also pastors Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Webster, MA since December 2004. He and his wife Presbytera Faith have witnessed a wonderful turnaround of this parish, which has grown from a parochial church of 90 families to a vibrant, outreaching, missions-minded church of 160 families.
Fr. Luke has been involved in the Orthodox Church’s missionary movement since 1987. Together with Presbytera Faith they served as a long-term cross-cultural missionary in Albania for ten and a half years (1994-2004), and he as a short-term missionary in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana for eighteen months (1987-91). Since 2010, Fr. Luke teaches a summer course entitled The Missiology of Archbishop Anastasios (Yannoulatos) of Albania, where he takes students from various Orthodox theological schools or seminaries to Albania for two weeks. He has led ten short-term mission teams with more than 150 participants through Sts. Constantine and Helen Church and Project Mexico in building homes for the desperately poor in Tijuana, Mexico.
His published books include Sharing the Faith: Meditations on the Good News of Jesus Christ (2021); Go Forth: A Journal of Missions and Resurrection in Albania (2010), Lynette’s Hope: The Witness of Lynette Katherine Hoppe’s Life and Death (2008), and Missionaries, Monks, and Martyrs: Making Disciples of All Nations (1994).