Father Andreas was born in 1990 to Roman Catholic parents of mixed heritage. His father was of Irish-Acadian descent and his mother of Franco-Greek descent, with his maternal grandfather being of Greek extraction, migrating from Marseilles, France, which to this day boasts a large Greek diaspora.
As a child, he attended the public school system in his home town of Moncton, New Brunswick. Being extremely interested in theology from a young age, he would eventually discover Orthodoxy during his extensive reading of the church fathers and scripture.
After being received into the church during his high school years, father would graduate and move on to serve his country in the Canadian forces, a very brief encounter as he would eventually receive an honorable discharge due to an injury. His interest in theology still burning, he applied immediately to the Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy. This is where father would spend the next four years of his life.
In the summer of 2010, Father met the love of his life, Presbytera Panagiota. He proposed to her on Christmas Eve of 2010, and they married in the summer of 2013.
While still in seminary, Father was ordained to the diaconate on Palm Sunday of 2014. He graduated that same year and left Toronto for Halifax NS. He would remain as a deacon until November 2014, serving in his position as pastoral assistant at St George’s Greek Orthodox Church.
In November 2014, following his ordination to the priesthood, Father was assigned to his first parish in Saint John, NB, where he would remain with Presbytera Panagiota for four years. It was here that their son, Michael Anastasios was born in May of 2017.
In August of 2018, father was assigned to Edmonton, Alberta where he and his family remain to this day.
Father’s interests include history, music and, most of all, spending time with his family.
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