Metropolitan Savas, Pittsburgh’s Greek Orthodox leader, receives honorary doctorate from Colby College

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 1/6/13 Metropolitan Savas of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Pittsburgh has received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Colby College in Maine. The native of Gary, Ind., earned a bachelor of arts degree there in 1979, before embarking on a spiritual quest that led him to the monastery and then to the hierarchy ...

Metropolitan Savas Enthroned New Greek Orthodox Bishop of Pittsburgh

11/12/2011 Metropolitan Savas was enthroned the new Greek Orthodox Bishop of Pittsburgh. Metropolitan Savas, 54, was nominated by his fellow American bishops and elected last month by the synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in Turkey. He succeeds Metropolitan Maximos, who resigned in September for health reasons. “Receive this staff and serve in faith, love and ...

Greek Orthodox church members greet new bishop

By Ann Rodgers Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 08/12/2011 As more than 500 bishops, clergy and faithful chanted ancient Greek prayers, Metropolitan Savas was enthroned today as the new Greek Orthodox bishop of Pittsburgh. The native of Gary, Ind., who previously headed the social media outreach of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, challenged his new flock to engage in evangelism via ...