Though the monastery was established in June, 2004, St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Monastery, Inc. filed as a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation in the State of Texas on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 and is approximately ten years old, as recorded in documents filed with Texas Secretary of State. The company’s filing status is listed as In Good Standing – Exempt Entity and its File Number is 0800442384.
St. Paraskevi Monastery, Inc., has 3 principals on record. The principals are Dimitra Emmanouilidou, Katherin Picratos, and Stavroula Siounis; all from Washington TX.
The Director of St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Monastery, Inc. is Dimitra Emmanouilidou.
The registered agent for the company is Katherine Pieratos. Also known as a statutory or resident agent, the registered agent is responsible for receiving legal notifications regarding court summons, lawsuits, and other legal actions involving the corporate entity.
Geronda Ephraim brought three nuns to start this monastery. In the beginning, all they had was a beautiful home and a large barn. Since their arrival, with the help of Monks, they have built a beautiful church, a visitor reception center with a gift shop, dining hall are in the process of building a hospitality center with a wine cellar.
The sisters live in a big pretty Mediterranean style house.The home was built by a builder for his wife, but he died shortly after the completion and she sold it to the Greek Church.
The nuns grow grapes and make two kinds of wine. They have goats that are milked twice a day. They drink the milk and make cheese.
Sister Irini Garrett
Sister Irini Garrett passed away on December 19, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona.
Since June of 2008, Irini was a part of the sisterhood dedicated to St. Anthony Monastery in Florence, Arizona. Sister Garrett became a Scheema Nun (nun of highest degree) in September 2012, given name as Sister Thekla.
Liturgy in honor of Sister Garrett will be held at St. Paraskevi Monastery, 6855 Little York Lane, Washington, Texas at 09:30 a.m., Saturday, January 26, 2013.
The St. George Seniors Group Annual Pilgramage (Photo Blogs)
• 2007: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/orthodixie/2007/04/pilgrimage-monastery-bluebonnets.html
• 2008: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/orthodixie/2008/04/pics-st-paraskevi-monastery.html
• 2009: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/orthodixie/2009/04/pilgrimage-st-paraskevi-monastery-2009.html
South Central Concrete (Photo Album): http://www.southcentralconcrete.com/page05.html
Architectural Stained Glass and Mosaic Studio Stanišić