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Father Matthew grew up in Wisconsin and was received into the Orthodox Christian faith in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has also lived for a number of years in Chicago and Yonkers, New York, which is where he completed his theological studies at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. He is married to Matushka Jennifer. They have three sons, Joachim Emil, Henry Alexis, and Theodore Thomas. He has just recently been assigned as acting rector at the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church and resides with his family in the Bridesburg neighborhood in Philadelphia. Before this he served two years at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville, Pennsylvania.
Rev. Father Matthew Cantrell, Pastor
Father Sergius Willis was chrismated and received into the Holy Orthodox Church by Archpriest John Udics, former Rector of the Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin. He retired as a priest in the Episcopal church in 1994, having served in that denomination for over forty years before becoming Orthodox. He was ordained to the Diaconate and the Priesthood by the then Archbishop HERMAN in June, 2001, at the Monastery Church of St. Tikhon, South Canaan, Pennsylvania. At that time he was attached to Assumption Parish, where he has served as a concelebrant up to the present.
Rev. Father Sergius Willis