Hello! I'm Constantine Stade.
While I love serving others through my full time job as a paramedic firefighter, my passion is building up the liturgical life of Orthodox Christian communities. I founded New Creation Bellringing to help build an authentic culture of liturgical art by guiding Orthodox parishes, monasteries, and seminaries through the process of engaging with the rich, centuries-old tradition of church bellringing.
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from the University of Missouri—St. Louis, studied conducting with Dr. Peter Jermihov in Chicago, and have participated in a number of masterclasses here in the U.S. and in Moscow through the PaTRAM Institute. I also had the opportunity to live on Mount Athos at the Vatopedi Monastery, where I experienced the immersive daily worship that has flourished there for over a thousand years, and studied Byzantine Chant.
When I’m not working as an advocate for the liturgical arts, you can find me enjoying life with my wife Laura and daughter Evangeline.