Seminary Trustee Bishop Savas Elected Metropolitan of Pittsburgh

3 November 2011 • Board of Trustees

His Grace The Right Rev. Savas [Zembillas], a seminary Board of Trustee member, has been newly elected as Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Pittsburgh of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Bishop Savas with our Dean, Archpriest John Behr (photo: Robert Lisak).Bishop Savas with our Dean, Archpriest John Behr (photo: Robert Lisak).America (GOA). Bishop Savas served as the Chancellor of the GOA from 1999 until 2009, and then was named Director of the Archdiocesan Office of Church, Society, and Culture; in that position, he edits the popular blog, "Living in the LOGOSphere." In his new position, he will succeed Metropolitan Maximos, who retired on September 1, 2011.

His Grace was educated at Colby College, Holy Cross School of Theology, and Oxford University. Besides being a seminary trustee, Bishop Savas has taught a course on our campus, "Looking for God in Popular Culture." Known for his astute and artful commentary, as well as for his ease among all strata of society, he has garnered more than 4,000 fans on his Facebook page.

With his new assignment, His Grace will remain as an episcopal member of our Board of Trustees. The seminary community wishes His Grace God's blessings as he looks forward to his new assignment!

Listen to His Grace Savas, speaking on a variety of contemporary topics, on Orthodox Christian Network (OCN), here.