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The Abbot

Archimandrite Pachomy trained in Slavic studies at Oakland University under Mrs. Helen Kovach-Tarakanova, who lived with and was a friend of Grand Duchess Olga, sister of Tsar Nicholas II. He became a novice at the oldest Orthodox monastery in America, St. Tikhon's Monastery in Pennsylvania. He graduated from the seminary and was ordained to the priesthood in 1988, after which he served as priest at the Macedonian-Bulgarian church in Lorain, Ohio and then at All Saints Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Detroit. Defending the patristic calendar of the church, he was received into ROCOR by Metropolitan VITALY, who would bless Fr. Pachomy to found a monastery in the Midwest.

Fr. Pachomy was rassophored in 1992 and tonsured in 1996. In 2003 he was raised to the rank of igumen and in 2006 to the rank of archimandrite at the hand of His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH (Bosakov). Fr. Pachomy and the monastery are blessed to maintain brotherly ties with many monastic communities throughout the world, but especially with the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem; His Beatitude, Patriarch THEOPHILOS, the brotherhood of St. Sabbas Monastery in the Judean desert under Abbot Archimandrite Evdokimos, and the brotherhood of St. George Chozebite Monastery under Archimandrite Constantinos.

Archimandrite Pachomy (L) with His Beatitude, Patriarch THEOPHILOS of Jerusalem

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