Father John was born in Southampton N.Y. He served as an altar boy during his youth at the Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Chruch. He is a graduate of Hellenic College with a B.A. and received his Master of Divinity degree from Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline, MA in 2012. He is supported in his ministry by his wife Abigail. He was ordained to the priesthood in August 5th, 2012 and assigned to Saint Demetrios as the assistant priest.
The highest authority within the Church itself is the Ecumenical Council. During the early period of the Christian Church, many councils were held to establish once and for all the basic beliefs of the Christian Church. Hundreds of Church Fathers gathered in many placed during a four-century period to settle many problems which arose from within the Church Community. Church laws were established. The date on which Easter should be celebrated was fixed. False teachings were exposed and the truth of the Church was preserved.
*Lives of the Saints and Major Feast days by Fr. George Poulos