Our Teachers

FATHER JOSIAH TRENHAM is a native Southern Californian. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1993, and was awarded the Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Durham, England, in 2004. He has served as pastor of St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, Ca. since 1998.  Father Josiah was married in 1988, and has ten children.

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HIS GRACE IRENEI was appointed Bishop of London and Western Europe by decision of the Holy Synod on 7th / 20th September 2018. Previously he had been Bishop of Sacramento, Vicar of the Western American Diocese, and had served as Administrator of the Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland from 2017.

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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.

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MOTHER MELANIA (SALEM) is the Superior of the Holy Assumption Orthodox Monastery (OCA) in Calistoga, Ca. She holds the Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Durham, England. She has been a monastic since 1999. She is the author of the series of children’s books entitled Fearless the Fire Duck and His Friends ...

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FATHER CALINIC was born in Detroit, Michigan and baptized by his maternal grandfather at the St. Simion Romanian Orthodox Church.  In 1969 his family moved to California.  As a child and as a teen he attended the Orthodox Church of the Redeemer in Los Altos Hills, California where he formed the desire to serve God as a priest. 

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ARCHIMANDRITE ZACHARIAS, Ph. D., is a disciple of Elder Sophrony (of blessed memory), who was a disciple of St. Silouan of Mount Athos. Fr. Zacharias has been for forty years a monk in the Monastery founded by Elder Sophrony: The Patriarchal Stavropegic Monastery of St. John the Baptist, Tolleshunt Knights by Maldon, Essex, England.

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As an Orthodox Christian Psychologist, Dr. Xenia is deeply committed to a therapeutic practice that flows out of her Orthodox Christian faith and abides in the teachings of the Holy Fathers.

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