"Both have worked for the good of the Saint Demetrios parish since its inception in 1959."

James and Sophia Savas
Saint Demetrios, Weston MA

Prof. James Savas, who taught at Framingham State College, founded the St. Demetrios Choir in 1959 and has been its continuous director ever since -- that’s 42 years! Also a member of the National Forum of Greek Orthodox Musicians, Prof. Savas and the St. Demetrios Choir have performed secular programs with a focus on Greek folk songs, and given concerts featuring our Church’s hymns. Sophia is a Philoptochos Woman and has served the community in many capacities. Both have worked in concert for the good of the St. Demetrios Parish since the community was established in Newton Lower Falls in 1959.

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