Reverend Father Constantine (Dean) Kokanos grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he attended undergraduate and graduate school, earning a Master of Music Degree from Carnegie Mellon University. In 2011, with the blessings of Metropolitan MAXIMOS, then Presiding Hierarch of Pittsburgh, Father Dean and Presbytera Gabrielle began their new life at Holy Cross School of Theology in Boston, which would take them through many experiences including the birth of their son Peter. Father Kokanos graduated from the Holy Cross School of Theology with High Distinction in May of 2013. While at the Seminary, Father Dean was active in the school’s Byzantine Music program, and also served as the parish assistant to the Annunciation Cathedral of Boston.
Fr. Dean was ordained to the Diaconate on July 27, 2013 and to the Priesthood on November 24, 2013 both by His Eminence, Metropolitan SAVAS of Pittsburgh. Immediately following his Ordination, Fr. Constantine was assigned to be the Deacon and subsequently Assistant Priest of the Annunciation Cathedral, Columbus, Ohio. Of the many wonderful moments during his time in Ohio, the most memorable was the birth of Peter’s little sister Evangelia.
On March 1, 2017, following three-and-a-half years in Columbus, Fr. Dean was assigned to be the Presiding Priest of the Presentation of Christ. It is now his great joy to service the same parish where he and Presvytera Gabrielle were married.
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The Glorious Prophet Elias (Elijah); Synaxis of the Russians who were perfected in France: Protopresbyter Alexios Mednedkov, Presbyter Dimitrii Klepinin, Mother Maria Skobtsova, her son Yuri Skobtsov, and Ilia Fondaminskii; Mother Maria Skobtsova, New-Martyr of France