Alpha Ωmega Bishop Ioannes Biography
Bishop David "John" Griffin is a Christian "Wandering Bishop," ordained in Paris in 1998 and raised to the Episcopate in 1999 as "Bishop John" (Tau Ioannes). As Bishop Ioannes, David today presides over Alpha Ωmega free church and transmits Christian rites, sacraments and esoteric mysteries supported by Apostolic Successions in all major and most minor Apostolic lines. You can learn more about Successions to Bishop Griffin here.
David Griffin is S.L. MacGregor Mathers' present successor as Imperator of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. He is fluent in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, and English.
David Griffin's is the author of the record-breaking, Ritual Magic Manual (Golden Dawn Publishing: 1999), in which Griffin finished the integration begun by S.L. MacGregor Mathers of the Qabalistic and Enochian systems for the elemental and astrological magic of the Golden Dawn.
Griffin is a high grade Freemason: 33, 90, 96 Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Mizraim (in possession of the complete and true Arcana Arcanorum), 32 AASR, KT, IX Swedish Rite), and an initiate of several other Continental European Rosicrucian and Hermetic societies whose names remain confidential.
David additionally holds Martinist and Reaux Croix esoteric transmissions as well as those of the Gold und Rosenkreutz Order, the Asiatic Brethren (Fratres Lucis), the Frères Ainées de la Rose Croix (F.A.R.+C.), and several other European Rosicrucian and Hermetic orders and societies.
Griffin holds substantial additional Rosicrucian initiatic transmissions. These include the Gold und Rosenkreutz Order, the Asiatic Brethren, the Societas Rosicruciana of Backstrom, Reaux Croix, and the Rose Cross of Egypt (Rose Croix d'Orient).