Greetings, please allow me to introduce myself. My name if Father Andrew David Cadieux and I am your new Proistamenos (Parish Priest). Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, I am the eldest of four children. Obviously as you can tell from my Peetheeto (Surname), both of my parents do not claim Hellenic heritage. My mother was born and raised in a small village outside of Larisa at the bottom of Mount Olympus called Karia; while my father is French-Canadian & Native American.
With respect to education, I received an H.BA from York University, a M.DIV from the University of Toronto & I completed my Doctoral Studies at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary. In addition to the education I received from scholarly institutions, I also received a great deal of education from being employed at a myriad of professions since age twelve.
My expedition from Toronto to the United States began over fifteen years ago, and it has been a wonderfully humbling and uplifting journey. I worked at Saint Basil’s Academy as a House Parent for a short period of time. From there, I traversed to Yonkers, NY and began my career at Saint Michael’s Home as an Operations Coordinator & Case Manager.
Through this wonderful Home at which the elderly residents became adopted Papous & Yiayias, I met and married my beautiful Presvytera Joanne; this subsequently blessed us with our daughter Elizabeth and our son Nicholas. In addition to my responsibilities at Saint Michael’s, I was mentored by His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane and served as His Deacon for three and a half years as well as the Priest at Saint Michael’s for over a year. Altogether I was here for ten years.
From Saint Michael’s I had my first posting at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Bristol, CT. This is a small gem of a community that has approximately one hundred active families from Kalavrita, Rhodes & the Peloponnesian Islands. All of the families were endeared to us, and made a lasting impression in our lives. In addition to serving as the Parish Priest at Saint Demetrios, I also operated as the Chaplain to the Bristol Police and Fire Department. My tenure at thus Parish lasted five years.
This brings me to my transfer to Saint John’s Greek Orthodox Church in Blue Point, NY, which began on August 27, 2012. Please allow me to state that I am not here to ‘fill’ Father John’s shoes, for no one can take the place of another, I am here to continue his legacy, to honor his memory, and, to minister to the vineyard at Saint John’s Greek Orthodox Church in Blue Point, NY.
God Bless you all, and may we all work together for many blessed years to come!
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