Fr. George Alberts
Father George is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1973 and elevated to the rank of Archpriest in 1984. He also studied Clinical Pastoral Education at Pine Rest Mental Health Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI, and has taught Sociology, Marriage and Family, Philosophy and Ethics at the community college level. Fr. George has served as Spiritual Advisor for both the Midwest and Eastern Region Teen SOYO as well as Antiochian Village Summer Camp Director and Special Olympics Camp Coordinator. He has served at parishes in New York, New Jersey, California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Montreal, Canada and Connecticut and is currently the pastor of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA. In addition Fr. George, who has been involved in Orthodox Christian Education for over 50 years, holds the position of Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese representative to the Orthodox Christian Education Commission (OCEC) and is their Recording Secretary. He is also the Christian Education Coordinator for both the Diocese of New York and Washington, D.C., and the Diocese of Oakland, Charleston and the Mid-Atlantic. Fr. George currently teaches Antiochian Liturgics at St. Tikhon Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, PA.