Rev. Prof. and Mrs. Anastasius C. Bandy spent a lifetime as dedicated to the Greek Orthodox community and as members of the cathedral of St. George in Philadelphia.
They met by chance at a wedding in Massachusetts, when they accidentally found out that they had nearly the same first name. Father Anastasius Bandy spent the rest of that evening following around his future wife Anastasia. Over the course of the next 67 years, she joined her husband on a path of spiritual devotion, classical research, and a dedication to the Orthodox church community.
After the passing of Father Anastasius Bandy just a little over two years ago, Presvytera Bandy continues on the path the two of them traveled together. Her passion for traditional liturgy in Greek keeps her in church on Sunday’s, where she feels and celebrates her Orthodox faith.