Holy Mother Queen of All
Greek Orthodox Church
The Light of Christ in Kentucky
The Parish Council

The Parish Council Members are servant-leaders and stewards of the Orthodox community in Lexington. They are elected from among the laity, to serve on their behalf. The Parish Council, together with the Priest, looks after the administration of our church, and the individual members assist the Priest in the day to day operations of the parish.


The current Parish Council President is Delores Minor.

Sunday Church School [SCS]

Our Sunday Church School [SCS] is where the children of our Church learn to become children of Christ. It is where the promise of their Baptism is guarded and guided by the community as they mature in their faith. Our SCS Teachers are Aimee Cox, Eleftherios Xenos, Jake Kaylor, and Sophia Sawaya.


Our SCS is directed by the Religious Education Team [RET]

Adult Study Group

Every Wednesday at 6:45 PM, following the Vespers service, our Adult Study Group gathers together to learn about the faith and deepen their understanding of and relationship with Christ. The topics vary throughout the year, and we often take up topics at the request of members of the group. Before and during the class there is also a potluck fellowship. There are no sign-ups, and you do not even have to be Orthodox to attend. To get involved, just show up. All are welcome!

Our Adult Study Group is led by Fr. William.

Family Life

Our Family Life Ministry provides a chance for the members of our community to enjoy the life of fellowship and fun that exists throughout the city of Lexington and the state of Kentucky. Whether we are taking in a Lexington Legends game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, or enjoying food and craft beer at a local restaurant, the Family Life Ministry ensures that everyone in our community has something fun and social to do each month. Guests are always welcome to attend. At Holy Mother Queen of All, you will never walk alone!


Our Family Life Chair is Joel Scott.


Our FiftyUp club is a fellowship ministry serving members of our parish who are over the age of 50. In addition to monthly meetings, FiftyUp members participate in a variety of outings and events throughout the year, both within the city of Lexington, and throughout the state of Kentucky. The FiftyUp club also assists the Priest in keeping track of who is in need of a pastoral visit due to illness or injury. Our FiftyUp Ministry Team is composed of Jim Hangis and Kitty Agioutantis


Our FiftyUp chair is Jim Hangis.

Young Adult League of Lexington [Y'ALL]

The Young Adult League of Lexington [Y'ALL] is a fellowship group composed of Orthodox young adults from throughout Kentucky. In addition to charitible service, we also enjoy fellowship at a variety of venues throughout Lexington. If you want to get involved, we meet on the first Tuesday of each month at Athenian Grill on Locust Hill.

Our current Y'ALL Chair is Angela M. Brown, Esq.

Greek Orthodox Youth of America [GOYA]

Our Greek Orthodox Youth of America [GOYA] chapter in Lexington was revived in 2017 after a long absence. It is a ministry focused on youth in grades 7-12. In GOYA, our youth learn to lead and make decisions for themselves while enjoying fellowship with their Orthodox peers. There are also opportunities for our youth to travel outside of Kentucky, and meet Orthodox from throughout the Metropolis of Detroit. In addition to youth led meetings where the GOYA youth decide what sorts of ministry they would like to engage in, GOYA also participates in a variety of fun activities throughout the year. Our GOYA Ministry Team consists of Mandy Xenos, Emily Wines, and Sarah Nash.


Our GOYA Chair is Mandy Xenos.

Ladies Philoptochos Society

The women in our Church are on the forefront of leadership and ministry. They have organized a Philoptochos (Friends of the Poor) chapter, to benefit not only our parish, but also the people of the city of Lexington and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. They spearhead many fundraising and charitable projects, and, together with the Priest, they form the chief ministry arm of the Church.


The President of our Philoptochos chapter is Carolyn Janssen.

The Choir

Our choir leads the people of our congregation in worshipful song. They form a catalyst around which the voices of the people may gather into a joyous sound which transcends the boundaries of existence and reaches into the heavenly liturgy constantly celebrated by the saints before the throne of God. We also have a Children's Choir, which sings while the faithful receive Holy Communion.


The Choir Directors are Helen Pantazakos and Chrisi Karounos.

Our Chanters

The sacred hymnology of the Orthodox church is entrusted to those who stand at the Psalterion (Chant Stand). While the Choir leads the singing during the gathering of the Eucharistic Community each Sunday, during the week it is the chanters who lead the people in prayerful song. Our Chanters are Chrisi Karounos, Presvytera Elizabeth, Nick Douglas, Jake Kaylor, Chris Covington, and Alyssa Eliopoulos.


Our Protopsalti (Chant Leader) is Chrisi Karounos.


Holy Mother Queen of All GOC

3001 Tates Creek Road

Lexington, Kentucky 40502