Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church

811 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 

Tel: (603)-524-9415

Welcome to the Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church Website

Welcome to Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church!

The Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church, located in Laconia, NH, is a small parish serving Orthodox Christians from many ethnic backgrounds. All are welcome to attend our weekly services, which are conducted in both Greek and English.

 Greek Festival

Each July, the Taxiarchai community pulls together to hold a Greek Festival, to provide income for the church and offer a chance for the Lakes Region community to experience Hellenic cultural spirit and the Orthodox Faith. Taxiarchai's Greek Festival is always held on Saturday July 25, 2015, rain or shine, and is free of admission. Come to sample delicious Greek dishes, pastries and coffee, or to shop for imported Greek souvenirs. Featured is a talented youth Dance Troupe, dancing to a traditional bouzouki band at 1pm.




please contact Bob Baumeister at 603.387.6651

Worship Schedule

We meet for worship every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM followed by a fellowship coffee hour in our community center.

Sunday Services

Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

Sunday School immediately following Communion September through June.

Church History 

Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church had meager beginnings in 1936, when Archbishop Athenagoras visited Laconia and encouraged the Orthodox faithful to begin a community in rooms located above a building known as the Crystal Cafe. Many of the leaders of the community of that time have descendants who still remain deeply involved in the life of the parish.

In 1957, plans to build a seperate church building began. By 1959, the parishioners had purchased property and erected, the building that still stands today.

For many years, the church was served by priests who devotedly made long commutes monthly to celebrate the Divine Liturgy for the faithful. In 1985, at the suggestion of Bishop Methodios, liturgies were increased to two Sundays a month, and later added Holy Week and Pascha services. Today, with the encouragement of Metropolitan Methodios and the dedication of many parishioners and board members, the Taxiarchai Parish supports a priest and offers worship services every Sunday, and on certain Holy days. The priest is also available for blessings and administration of sacraments.

Our Orthodox Christian Faith

Our Faith: Special Services

At the center of the life of the Church is the Holy Eucharist, which is the principal celebration of our faith and the means through which we participate in the very life of the Holy Trinity. The major Sacraments are closely related to the Eucharist and they bear witness to the continuing presence of Christ in the lives of His people. Learn more

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Our Patron Saint

The Archangels

All the Angels, according to the Apostle Paul, are ministering spirits, - sent forth to minister to them who shall be heirs of salvation - (Heb. 1:14). God set them as overseers of every nation and people, and guides to that which is profitable (Deut. 32:8); and while one Angel is appointed to oversee each nation as a whole, one is also appointed to protect each Christian individually. He commands them to guard them that hope on Him, that nothing should harm them, neither should any evil draw nigh to their dwelling (Ps. 90:10-12). In the Heavens they always behold the face of God, sending up to Him the thrice-holy hymn and interceding with Him in our behalf, seeing they rejoice over one sinner that repents (Esaias 6:2-3; Matt. 18:10; Luke 15:7). In a word, they have served God in so many ways for our benefit, that the pages of Holy Scripture are filled with the histories thereof. It is for these reasons that the Orthodox Catholic Church, wisely honouring these divine ministers, our protectors and guardians, celebrates today the present Synaxis that is, our coming together in assembly for their common feast to chant their praises, especially for the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, who are mentioned in the Scriptures by name. The name Michael means "Who is like God?" and Gabriel means "God is mighty." The number of Angels is not defined in the divine Scriptures, where Daniel says that thousands of thousands ministered before Him, and ten thousands of ten thousands attended upon Him -(Dan. 7:10). But all of them are divided into nine orders which are called Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim, Dominions, Powers, Authorities, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels. Learn more

Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone

O Commanders of the Heavenly Host, we the unworthy beseech you, that through your entreaties you will fortify us, guarding us in the shelter of the wings of your ethereal glory, even as we fervently bow before you crying: "Deliver us from all danger, as Commanders of the Powers on high! "

Kontakion in Second Tone

Chief Commanders of God; ministers of divine glory; guides for men and leadership of the Incorporeal; as Chief Commanders of the Incorporeal, plead for our welfare and for great mercy.

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Contact Us

Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church

811 North Main Street

Laconia, NH 03246 

Tel: (603)-524-9415

MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 86, Laconia NH 03246.

Emergency Needs: 404-290-5503 Christopher Tsakiris President

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