Fr. Philip was born into an Orthodox Family. He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Religious Studies in 2009. He was then accepted into Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA, where he met his wife, Matushka Sarah.
In 2012, Fr. Philip received his Master of Divinity Degree (with Highest Distinction) from Holy Cross. Mat. Sarah also holds two theology degrees from Holy Cross (a THM and a MTS). After Seminary, Father and Matushka served the parish of St. George in South Glens Falls, New York for 5 years before moving to Tennessee.