Very Reverend Dr. Stephen P. Natsis, Proistamenos
The Very Reverend Dr. Stephen P. Natsis is pastor of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Bristol, Connecticut and is Protopresbyter of the Holy Archdiocese of America under the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
Father Natsis was born in Webster, Massachusetts and attended the local schools where he graduated with honors. Upon graduation from high school, he was called by a higher authority to enter the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Theological School in Brookline, MA where he graduated with honors and was awarded a B.D. (Bachelor of Divinity). After his graduation, he continued his education and received a Master of Divinity from Saint Anthony's Seminary in Rensselaear, NY and then earned his Doctorate of Ministry at St. Vladimir Seminary.
He was ordained at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary Chapel by the Archbishop and was assigned Pastor of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Weirton, WV for seventeen years. His next assignment was at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Albany, NY where he served for twelve years.
Fr. Stephen is the President of the Greek Orthodox Clergy in the State of Connecticut and serves on the Pastoral Care Dept. of both Waterbury Hospital and Saint Mary's Hospital. He also participates in the Ecumenical Services of Greater Waterbury and the F.O.R.C.C., the Fellowship of Orthodox Christian Churches in Connecticut. He serves Greek Orthodox Christians from the Bristol area and all the surrounding towns, north and south, east and west.
Father Stephen is married to Presbytera Diane and they have two daughters, Sophia and Maria. Both daughters are married and have two children each, a boy and a girl. Both Sophia and Maria are professional school teachers and have Bachelors degrees as well as a Masters in Education.
The Holy Hieromartyr Paphnutius; George the Confessor; Tryphon, Patriarch of Constantinople; Martyrs Emmanuel, Theodore, George, Michael and the other George of Samothrace; Aelphege the Hieromartyr of Canterbury