Archimandrite Pachomy is the Abbot of St. Sabbas Monastery. His training began at Oakland University while studying Slavic studies under the tutoring of Mrs. Helen Kovach-Tarakanova. Helen Giorgivna was a great inspiration and a prominent personality within the Russian community. She and her son George, also a friend of the monastery, lived with and were friends of the last Russian Duchess, OLGA ALEXANDROVNA, sister to TSAR NICHOLAS II. From there his studies took him to St. Tikhons Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan Pennsylvania where he became a novice in the oldest American Orthodox Monastery in America. Graduated in 1988, he was ordained to the Priesthood and served as priest at the Macedonian-Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Lorain, Ohio. From there he was given the position as priest in charge of All Saints Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Detroit, Michigan.
Defending the Patristic calendar of the church, he was received into the Russian Church Abroad under Metropolitan Vilaly and blessed to build a Monastery in Mid-West America.
Archimandrite Pachomy was Rasaphored in 1992 and tonsured in 1996. Raised to the rank of Igumen at the hand of Metropolitan JOSEPH in 2003 and elevated to Archimandrite in 2006.
The Monastery of St. Sabbas has many ties to various Monastic communities of Russia and visitors from respected monastic communities visit yearly. The monastery also is blessed to have brotherly ties with St. Sabbas the Sanctified in the Judean Desert under the Jerusalem Patriarchate, His Holiness Patriarch Theophilous, Abbot Archimandrite Evdokimos, St. George the Chezibite in the Judean Desert under Archimandrite Constantinos, monastics of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Romanian Orthodox Church, the Greek Orthodox Church and the Ukranian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate.