Metropolitan Mar Melchizedek


Curriculum Vitae


1969 Graduation from High school, Bamberg, Bavaria: HS Diploma
1969-1972 Kolleg St. Matthias, Bavaria: B.A. in Philosophy
1972-1975 Philosophical-Theological Seminary, Schwaz, Austria: M.Div. in Theology
1978-79 Psychologieschule München, Bavaria (Germany): Counseling Certificate
1981-1983 Training in Orthodox liturgy & theology (St. Herman Orthodox Mission), Milwaukee, WI 

1992-1993 Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Institute, Omaha, Nebraska: Teacher Certification 

1993-1995 Doctor of Philosophy from MSTG, Athens, Greece: Ph.D. in Helenic (Greek) Literature
2008-2010 Advanced Meditation Training at Open Mind Zen, Florida: Certificates

2009 Lincoln Literacy Council, Lincoln, Nebraska: ELL Certificate 


1975 Catholic Ordination (Order of the Mariavites): priest (incl. minor orders)
1983 Orthodox Ordination (Eastern Orthodox Diocese of Philadelphia)

1992 Reception & Ordination into the Greek Old Calendar Church  

1994 Consecration (Old Calendar Church in Greece)


1990-1994 Hegumen at St. Tikhon Orthodox Skete (Small Monastery)

2015-2017 Aspirant, Novitiate and Solemn Oblation at Christ King Benedictine Priory


1977 Chaplain in the Mariavite Catholic Order, Province Of Bavaria
1981 Associate Minister at St. John the Baptist Eastern Rite Mission, Milwaukee, WI 

1983 Pastor of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Mission In Milwaukee, WI 

1986 Pastor of St. Tikhon Russian Orthodox Church In Lincoln, NE

1994 Eparch of Nebraska

2008 Sabbatical & Study Leave
2015 Vicar of an Eastern Apostolic Vicariate

2016 Bishop of the Nebraska Ukrainian Orthodox Exarchate

2019 Metropolitan of the Eastern Apostolic Church (Synod)

2021 Metropolitan of the Holy Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Epirus


1992 Lincoln Interfaith Council – Appreciation Award
1995 Lincoln Police Chaplaincy Corps - Excellence Award 1999 

2004 Certified Christian Marriage and Family Therapist


1989-1996 Police Chaplain - Lincoln Police & Fire Departments 

1992-1995 Board Member - Lincoln Police Chaplaincy Corps
1992-1994 Assistant Senior Chaplain - Lincoln Police Chaplaincy Corps 

1987-1991 Board Member - The Gathering Place, Lincoln, Nebraska 

1989-1991 Board President - The Gathering Place, Lincoln, NE 

1989-1991 Board Member - The Lincoln Interfaith Council

1988-1994 Chairman - Center for Spiritual Growth, Lincoln, Nebraska 

1987-1988 President - Lincoln Clergy Fellowship Association

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