Fr. Stephen J. Anthony
Born: June 12, 1922 in Peabody, Massachusetts
Parents: Demetrios and Despina (Carvounaris) Antonio
Siblings: Augustus Antonio, Pythagoras (Pat) Antonio, Priscilla Gikas, and George Antonio
Graduate of: Peabody, Massachusetts High School, Class of 1941.
Employed: General Electric, West Lynn, Massachusetts
Enrolled in: Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Theological School, first in Pomfret, Connecticut and then in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Graduated: Class of 1948
Married: February 27, 1949 to Helen Athas (sister of Fr. John Athas)
Ordained Deacon: April 16, 1949
Ordained Priest: April 17, 1949
First Parish: April 19, 1949, Kimisis Tis Theotokou (The Dormition of the Virgin Mary) Greek Orthodox Church, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Second Parish: 1954, Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, Somerville, Massachusetts
Third Parish: 1956, St. Catherine of Alexandria Greek Orthodox Church, West Palm Beach, Florida
Fourth Parish: 1968, Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Oakland, California
Fifth Parish: 1971, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Farmington Hills, Michigan
Retired: June 12, 1992
Children: son and spouse: James and Marianne (Molly) (Snell) Anthony; daughter and spouse: Susan B. and James Leatherman; daughter: Diane; and daughter and spouse: Catherine and George Poletis. Grandchildren: James and Molly's: Margaret (Maggie), Stephen, and Ellen; Susan's: Elena Hullis.
Author of: Flickering Reflections, memoirs of a Greek Orthodox priest reflecting parish life and spiritual struggles, comprised of 81 brief and witty anecdotes and moving illustrations of sincere and devoted Greek Orthodox Christians.
Publisher: Roof Top Press
Fr. Anthony was instrumental in getting "Greek Orthodox" recognized as a legitimate religious choice on military dog tags following WWII.
Fr. Anthony moderated an ecumenical local television program in West Palm Beach, Florida called the Association of Religious Organizations (ARO) Hour.
Fr. Anthony is a past-president of the Exchange Club, Farmington, Michigan.
Fr. Stephen and Helen Anthony currently reside at:
Windemere Park Senior Community
31800 Van Dyke, Suite 308
Warren, Michigan 48093-7910