My name is Father Gregory Wassen. I am a priest in the Anglican Catholic Church, the husband of Sarah Wassen, and the daddy of Cassian Wassen and Breandan Wassen. I am also an admirer of St. Benedict and the Benedictine Tradition. Most of all I am interested in the strain that runs from Origen, through John Cassian to Sts. Gregory the Great and Saint Benedict.
I was ordained to the holy Diaconate by Abp. Seraphim of Ottowa and all Canada (OCA) on Sept. 14th, 2007 and to the Holy Priesthood by His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah on Jan. 30ieth 2009 and have served my parish internship at St. Gregory the Theologian’s Orthodox Church in Wappingers Falls, NY under Frs. Alexis Vinogradov and Michael Plekon. When vacationing in Cleveland (OH) with Sarah’s family we visited St. Innocent of Alaska Orthodox Church in Olmsted Falls.
From there we have moved on Saint Francis, WI (sandwiched between South Milwaukee and Milwaukee), where I have served St. Herman of Alaska’s Orthodox Chapel in West Bend for a few months during the recovery of their beloved Priest in Charge. After the recovery of their Priest in Charge my family and I moved to Europe. Having spent a few months in he Netherlands I found secular employment in Dublin, Ireland. Sadly that employment was discontinued due to the crisis which hit Ireland recently (2010) and we moved back to the United States where my wife has found employment but I have not been so lucky. While in the States my family and I have been received into the Anglican Catholic Church by Bp. Rommie Starks, so that I am no longer an Eastern Orthodox but an Anglican Catholic Priest. I was appointed Curate at Holy Guardian Angels Parish in Lantana Florida. A year and a half later I was called to be the Priest in Charge of the Church of Our Redeemer in Marietta, GA. This wonderful little Parish has been our home and base for another year and a half. Once it became clear the Parish could no longer sustain a full-time Priest and needed to go back to having visitor Priests serve them my family and I began the process of returning to Europe.
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