Community Outreach

Outreach meeting via Zoom, Tuesday, September 28th at 7:00 p.m.

Serving for Charity 2021

Mixed doubles tennis weekend aims to benefit IOCC

Dust off those tennis rackets because the tournament is back!

Serving for Charity — the popular tennis tournament that was cancelled in 2020 because of the coronavirus — is back on track this year for October. Last year’s cancellation was a huge disappointment following the tremendous success of the 2019 tournament, when more than $5,000 was raised for International Orthodox Christian Charities.

Event coordinator Mark Chronis said the mixed doubles matches will take place at the Midlothian Athletic Club at 10800 Center View Drive from Oct. 8-11, as follows:

On Friday, Oct. 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m., an exhibition match between highly ranked players will be held. The exhibition is open to all, and door prizes will be available for guests.

On Saturday, Oct. 9, National Tennis Rating Program 6.0 participants will start the action at 1:30. On Sunday, Oct. 10, National Tennis Rating Program 7.0 participants will begin playing at 1:30.

Registration deadline is Oct. 2. Register by clicking this link The tournament fee is $70.00 per team. Support donations are welcome. Since 2017, Serving for Charity has raised nearly $9.000 for the IOCC. This year’s goal is to surpass the $12,000 mark in total donations since tournament’s inception.

For more information, please contact Mark Chronis at or at (804) 337-7422.

The Outreach committee continues to explore ways in which it can help those in need during these times. If you have suggestions for ways the committee can help in our community or if you would like to participate in its meetings, please contact the cathedral office.

Community Outreach Ministry Vision

To grow closer to the broader Richmond community through acts of service as a Cathedral family and, by this, unite ourselves to Christ.

To achieve this Vision, we will:

  • Help build awareness of existing outreach activities at the Cathedral
  • Be a resource to facilitate involvement and participation of Cathedral parishioners in outreach activities
  • Serve as a sounding board for expanding the scope of volunteer outreach
  • Sponsor community-wide activities (outside existing organizations) targeted for the local community
  • Coordinate Cathedral response to national & international crisis/emergencies

Community Outreach Ministry Members:

Jim Katsaros, Chair / Parish Council Liaison

Tom Kazas, Co-Chair / Communications Director

Father Nicholas Bacalis, Sponsor / Inspiration

Key Ministry Champions:

Calypso Bletsos, College Student Ministry

John Bletsos, Companionship Ministry

Ruth Catherines, Philoptochos Liaison / Saints Cosmos & Damianos House

Mark Chronis, IOCC Liaison: Emergency Supply Drives & Tennis Tournament / Fisher Guest House Meals

Gina Guinn, FeedMore / Food Drives

Elaine Hall, Clothing Supply Drives

Nikki Katsaros, ICU Comfort Kits

Katherine Boege (Bradely), Habitat for Humanity Programs

Krista Loucas, Elementary School Ministries / Micah Initiative

Greg Silvestri, Reinhart House Guest Meals / FeedMore & Food Drives

Martha Sotos, Medical Services Ministry, Blood Drives

If you would like more information contact the cathedral office.