Rev. Fr. George Karahalios, President Nicolas Genakos, Metropolitan Methodios, Rebuilding Chairman Peter Maravelias


Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church

1160 Mammoth Road

Dracut, MA 01826

A New Beginning

There is no greater privilege and no more awesome responsibility for we Orthodox Christians than to dedicate ourselves to the building of a church community. The parish of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church embraces this privilege and responsibility in faith and humility, trusting in God's love and confident that He will guide and bless our efforts for the glory of His name. The Assumption community has undertaken to construct a new church in Dracut, Massachusetts. We believe that this will help us to grow, to continue our mission to serve God in faith and in love, and to meet the needs of the Orthodox Christians in the surrounding area.


We humbly solicit your support for the Rebuilding of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church.  Will you consider a donation to help us achieve this major task of rebuilding and relocating?  We pray that the Lord will bless you.


Donations may be sent to:

Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church

1160 Mammoth Road

Dracut, MA 01826


Donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be sent to you.


Peter Maravelias, Treasurer and rebuilding Chairman 


Catastrophic Fire


On the night of April 24, 1999, our beloved Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church on Butterfield Street in Lowell, Massachusetts, burned down to the ground.  A fire started in a neighboring building and spread to our church.  It was a shocking and devastating experience for the community.  Members of the Parish immediately vowed to rebuild!  After hard work, deliberation by the faithful, guidance from Metropolitan Methodios, and with the help of God, we have a vision for the new church.  The site of the Assumption Church will be at a new location on a 2.5-acre site in Dracut, Massachusetts.  Construction has begun and we look forward to an opening in August 2002 on the Assumption of the Virgin Mary name day (Panaghia).


To see photos of fire click here


We continue to work toward the rebuilding of our new Church.  The task at hand is awesome; but our faith and resolve is even greater.  Remembering the words of our Lord that  “all things are possible to those who believe,” we shall persevere, hoping for a complete success.


Again, praying for your good health, in behalf of our Assumption of the Virgin Mary parish, we thank you with a sincere heart.


Rev. Fr. George Karahalios

[edd--Emmanuel Flaris of the Assumption community sent an update on 26 July 2005 to Hellenic Communication Service on the location of the new church and the  URL of the community's web pages:

Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Greek Orthodox Church
1160 Mammoth Rd.
Dracut, MA 01826

(978) 957-6051