Born in Alberta, raised in B.C., educated at the University of Victoria, B.C., and The University of Toronto. Procopius enrolled in Japanese Studies, Linguistics and Economics.
Because He was losing his vision, and could not keep up with his readings, he was encouraged to take some Art Classes so he could complete his degree.
He discovered Christ at University when he saw his first Icon, The Panagia of the "Sweet Kiss", in an Art History class, and was Baptized at Metamorphosis Greek Orthodox Church on Holy Wednesday 1996.
He graduated from the University of Toronto, with distinction in 1999, with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art Studio and Fine Art History. Procopius won the Hoeniger Prize from Victoria College for his collection of books on Icons and historical painting materials and techniques.
He currently studies Iconography with Mr. Alexei Menzentsev at St. Vladimir Institute and at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.