Our Teachers: Father Maximos

FATHER MAXIMOS CONSTAS is the Interim Dean of Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.  Fr. Maximos is an internationally recognized scholar with expertise in the theology of the Church Fathers, and has been serving as Senior Research Scholar at Holy Cross since 2011. He has published extensively and lectured widely.

Before coming to Holy Cross, he was a monk at the Monastery of Simonopetra on Mount Athos, and prior to that was an Associate Professor of Theology at Harvard University.

Responding to a life-long call to enter monastic life, Fr. Maximos resigned from his position at Harvard and was tonsured a great-schema monk at the Holy Monastery of Simonopetra, Mt. Athos, where he lived from 2003-2011. In 2011, he was invited by Archbishop Demetrios and Fr. Nicholas Triantafilou (then president of Hellenic College and Holy Cross) to return to Holy Cross, where he held the position of Senior Research Scholar.

In 2015, Fr Maximos became a priest of the Archdiocese of America, being ordained to the priesthood and elevated to the rank of Archimandrite by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, former Archbishop of America.

Fr. Maximos is the author of many books and numerous scholarly articles published in peer-reviewed journals, Fr. Maximos’ work focuses on the patristic and Byzantine theological tradition, the patristic interpretation of Scripture, the Philokalia and Orthodox spirituality, the study of Byzantine manuscripts, and the theological study of Byzantine art, icons, and iconography.

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