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Rev. Fr. Stephen Karcher – Presiding Priest

Eastern Orthodox Christians have been in Northern Nevada since the late 1800’s, coming to work in the copper mining industry. Greeks have probably been in the Reno area since the early 1900’s. Reno is Nevada’s second largest city, and the area has become a melting pot for diverse ethnic groups, a feature that shows up also in St. Anthony Parish. Although the core group is Greek, the Parish also has Orthodox Christians of Russian, Romanian, Serbian, Ethiopian, Albanian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Czech, Syrian, Armenian and Lebanese descent. In addition, the Parish is home to many converts to the Orthodox Faith, adding to the multi-ethnic makeup of the Parish. During the Divine Liturgy, the Priest’s parts are all offered in English with the choir responding in Greek with some English responses.