St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bangor welcomes new priest
BANGOR (WGME) — The members of a Greek church are moving on, with a renewed faith, after the arrest of their former priest. Adam Metropoulos is awaiting trial on child porn and sex abuse charges. He was the priest at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bangor. The church suspended Metropoulos and now has a new leader.
The new reverend and his parishioners say they’re looking forward to a new chapter at the church. “The community is warm and nice so I feel very welcome and I feel very much at home. The house was like, oh, it’s not the house I came to. People were gloomy and people were still looking at me like this is that other guy,” Rev. Fr. Makarios Nganga, Interim Parish Priest, said.
The new priest says his wife and children are still in his native Kenya but he already feels like a part of the church community.