I am Bishop Alban (Kirk Mason) MEd MTS, A Certified Marriage Officiant (I am a member and clergy in good standing with the Progressive Celtic Church (An Independent Sacramental Denomination., The American Association of Wedding Officiant), and an Ordained non-denominational Independent Sacramental Priest/Minister. Currently, I perform ceremonies in throughout the Greater Syracuse New York area and Central New York Area. I am 45 years old and have been married before for 3 years. I have ordained a sacramental minister both as a presbyter (Priest) (1999) and bishop (2001) in Apostolic Succession to see click here, and prior credentialed by the Universal Life Church on August 6, 1997. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music and History from the State University of New York at Oswego from the Class of 1997, Oswego NY and a Masters of Theological Studies from Nations University, New Orleans Louisiana with my concentration in Patristic and Biblical Theology. I have studied Ceremony Design and Construction, Ceremony Execution, Ceremonial History, and Music among other subjects. As an ordained clergy I have performed over 127 wedding ceremonies within the Central New York Area. I combine both my experience and formal education to create that unique wedding of your desire.
Your wedding is a very important focus to me. I am a clergy person who will strive to work with you to provide the wedding of your dreams. Whether your desire is a simple exchange of vows or a more complex ceremony, non-religious, religious, civil or secular, I will work to provide you with your wish for a beautiful and memorable ceremony which will be remembered by you, your family, and friends for years to come.
Often time’s couples have difficulty trying to find the perfect person to perform their wedding ceremony. They do not want a hurried and rushed ceremony in a Judges chamber, but they are really not part of a particular church. I am the solution to that issue. Regardless of your previous marital history, I am open to working with you to marry that right person. I am open to ALL COUPLES who want to be legally married. I am a warm and loving individual who is open and understanding. I do not believe that it is my place to pass judgment on you or your history.
Finally, in working with my couples, I attempt to make this as simple and relaxing a process as possible. My unique planning materials help reduce the stress. Getting married has a lot of tension and issues; I will try to make my part of the planning as stress-free and easy as possible. I will do all in my power to reduce your stress about this part of your Wedding planning! I solve problems I don't create them!
I believes that God's Word teaches we are to serve all faiths without the restrictions of church doctrines created by man-made rules. He has found that in order to live according to the Word of God no denominations exists except that of Jew and Gentile. This makes us all brothers and and sisters according to God's Word. We are to love one another regardless of race, creed, color, or denominational walls or the infallibility of man. We are to love on another unconditionally as we love ourselves .(Mark 12:31) We must always hold them up in prayer (James 5:16) and without judgement (Matt 7:1).