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Officiant in Albany, New York,
(518) 894-9987
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    Mary

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  • From our 1st phone call in February until our March 21st wedding, Fr. Jonathan Gray was wonderful. He went above and beyond to help us. We had a limited choice of where to have our venue, but Fr. Gray saw to it that we had the perfect wedding in the perfect setting. He counselled us and was frequently making sure that everything was on track. He took the time to get to know us, making our ceremony personalized and stress free. Not only did he perform our ceremony with humor and professionalism, but he reminded us of our faith and love for God. I highly recommend Fr. Gray for not only a wedding officiant, but a spiritual advisor. Thank you Fr. Gray for not only being part of our wedding, but for becoming our friend.

    Hannah D.

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  • Father Jonathan made our day so special! We had plans change due to the pandemic and he was very patient, helpful and flexible. Our ceremony was perfect! We were so lucky to have Father Jonathan officiate our wedding. Thank you Father Jonathan!!

    Jennifer L.

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  • Fr. is nothing short of amazing. In fact, we loved him so much, we had him marry us twice!! We had a private religious ceremony and a ceremony for our family and friends on our one year Anniversary! He is so kind and helpful through the loss of our Father in Law, and my God Mother. He is always open, and down to earth. We were very nervous both times but Fr. made everything wonderful and easy! You will be very happy to work with him.

    Marlene P.

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  • He is worth hiring. He made it a blessed day for us and that was what we wanted, He makes you feel very comfortable, so the ceremony goes smoothly. I feel like I have a new friend.

    Sarah B.

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  • My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Father Jonathan Gray for our wedding recently. Father Jonathan met with us a total of 4 times (3 in person and 1 via phone) to get to know us as a couple and also to plan our ceremony to know it was exactly what we wanted. He is so responsive and approachable and really took all of our details to heart to ensure everything was perfect. We were able to incorporate our family with readings and the ceremony was just beautiful and so personal.

    Christopher M.

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  • Fr. John was absolutely wonderful in accommodating us in anything we need and really going out of his way to make our wedding as beautiful as possible he actually got found our location in a beautiful church in Amsterdam. He believed our story of love and went above and beyond to deliver I would highly recommend Father John.

    Joy B.

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  • Fun loving and very accommodating.

    Cathy J.

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  • Father Gray was a warm and friendly gentleman He took the time to get to know my fiance and I. He listens and is well versed in giving you spiritual and life guidance. He was open minded to the smallest details to incorporate into our ceremony. After the ceremony, he spoke with our friends and families. If you want to be married and have a beautiful ceremony, then Father Gray is the officiant for you!!! Great person!

    Abby H.

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  • Fr. Jonathan did a beautiful job as our officiant. We received so many compliments from our guests on his candor, wit, and positivity throughout the ceremony. In the months leading up to the ceremony, we met with him three times in person and once over the phone. We live out of state, so he was extremely flexible with our meeting times. He is so easy to speak with and made us feel comfortable and excited for the big day. From a logistics standpoint, Fr. Jonathan is so knowledgeable and experienced with how the ceremony and marriage license work. He answered all of our questions, and gave us his informed opinion about different ceremony rituals/how the ceremony can flow, while still giving us the authority to make the final decisions. Overall, it was a beautiful ceremony performed by one of the kindest people my husband and I have ever met. I can't recommend Fr. Jonathan enough!!

    Amelia B.

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  • Father Johnathon is a gem. He not only did a great job in delivering our ceremony speech and handling all paperwork, but is an incredibly passionate man with a lot of heart who made us feel very at ease. He was very prompt with all communication and was very flexible in meeting with us, which we really appreciated because we live far away. Father Johnathon was more than willing to travel to our venue which was over an hour from his home. I would recommend him without hesitation for anyone wanting to have a Christian centered ceremony. Our photographer and DJ both commented after the ceremony how great of a job he did. Thank you Father Johnathon. You will always have a special place in our hearts for being at the heart of our special day. God Bless!

    Nicole S.

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  • Father Gray was amazing. His sermon was spectacular. He came right to our house and did it in our backyard. We informed him of what our wishes were and he exceeded our expectations! I would recommend him for anything!! Marriages, baptisms, vow renewals etc. He will not disappoint you!

    Steve S.

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  • Father Jonathan Gray accepted a challenging request to become an officiant of our wedding, We live in Denver, Colorado and we were getting married in Saratoga Springs, New York. We had to do all of our communication on a long distance basis. We were seeking an outstanding religious leader to perform the sacred sacraments of our marriage and Father Jonathan EXCEEDED our hopes and dreams. Father Jonathan was compassionate, loving and understanding. Although our first opportunity to meet him face-to-face was just prior to the ceremony, we felt like he had always been a friend, family member and our touchstone to God. In addition, he has a great sense of humor and a love of all human beings that radiates from his soul. Frankly, we hope to remain in touch with Father Jonathan forever. He has launched what will be a wonderful marriage blessed by God. There is no better person that could join your souls together. By the way, he is humble. He was promoted to Bishop in Septembe... Read more

    Emily

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  • When looking for a priest we had a specific criteria. We wanted someone who could offer us a Catholic ceremony while also outside. It was important that we felt accepted and not judged on our special day. Father (Bishop) Gray was all of this and more. The first time we met him, we instantly felt he was the priest we wanted to marry us. He was down to earth, very open minded, nice, and even funny. In fact, he made a couple well timed jokes that had our guests cracking up. We even had multiple guests come up after the ceremony asking for information on our priest. And one guest is even considering him for the baptism of their unborn child. If you're looking for a very friendly, well spoken, thoughtful priest, then Fr Gray is the man you're searching for. If we had any true "complaints" it would be that he couldn't stay for the reception and party it up with us. (Probably because he's busy from being in such high demand) We couldn't be more pleased with how our day went, and a huge part o... Read more

    Vanessa

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  • There is so many good things to say about father Johnathan! First of he is truly patient with you.. he was very kind to me and my husband when we were worried, nervous, stressed during our whole wedding planning. We both didn’t know much but father Johnathan helped us planned our ceremony and offered our marriage to be at the first Lutheran Church in western Ave , Albany NY. I am Roman catholic and my husband was divorced and by the church rules we couldn’t get married at my normal church. Father Johnathan went out of his way to get us a church that would accept my husband so we can both have gods blessing. Our wedding was still done how we wanted , it was a catholic ceremony and my family was very happy. Father Johnathan held our hand from day 1 to the very end. Our wedding was awesome and father Johnathan looked great! I highly recommend father Johnathan and with out him i don’t think our wedding would’ve felt that magical and spiritual ! Thanks to god we found him. H... Read more

    Katie

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  • Father Jonathan gray is a great man. He truly cares and is a selfless man. He may be the only person in the business that’s not in it just for money. He will get to know you and your spouse by meeting 3 times in our case and talking over coffee. He is very non judgemental. We got to know and love him and will be in touch in years to come I hope. He doesn’t have a price he can not be bought. He had 10 hrs invested in me and my wife because he wants to make sure your marriage is going to work. Ceremony was very emotional and had a few mix ups not on his part and he turned them into laughter. Honestly I paid him 300 dollars but he was worth much more. Some justice of the peace will show up for an hour and charge the same. Lovely man

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