Greek Orthodox church in central Tucson to be auctioned | Subscriber

The setting up occupied by St. Demetrios Church on Fort Lowell Street for 60 a long time will be auctioned following thirty day period as the congregation looks for a place to develop a new church and celebration centre.

Its yearly Greek Pageant, meanwhile, will be on keep for a although.






The well known yearly Tucson Greek Fest at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church will be place on pause until eventually the church can find a new property. 




A fireplace at the church in 2013 wrecked the sanctuary and was not salvageable, stated Rev. Panteleimon Maillis, the presiding priest.

“We’ve been obtaining our solutions out of the church corridor for the previous 9 decades,” he stated. “The church is debt-absolutely free so we built a selection to offer the residence and use that as seed money to rebuild.”






Just after a hearth ruined the sanctuary of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in 2013, companies have been held from the church hall.




The church is seeking for land, at least 4 acres, on the north facet of the Tucson area, Maillis claimed. Extra than 70% of St. Demetrios’ congregation life north of River Street.

The Greek Orthodox church serves about 120 families.

“We would like to discover a little something more centrally positioned and obvious,” Maillis reported. “We do not want to be tucked away.”

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The auction of the 5.8 acre house at 1145 E. Fort Lowell Road will be taken care of by High-quality and Co. LLC.






The authentic area of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church on Fort Lowell will be auctioned in June.




The present zoning would let for single or multifamily residential improvement, a church, school or professional use.

The sealed bid auction is scheduled to be held June 1 and a bidder’s packet is needed to bid. It can be received by getting in touch with the auction property by way of e-mail at [email protected]

Maillis said expert services will be held at a temporary internet site, but not the Greek Pageant, which is typically held in September.

“But after we rebuild the church, we will deliver it back again,” he stated.






St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church is wanting for at least four acres of land for its new church residence.




The long term site will also include things like classrooms and event space.

Get hold of reporter Gabriela Rico at [email protected]