Clergy

Clergy 2017-11-24T09:36:52+00:00

V. Rev. Fr. Elie Estephan

Profile PicFr. Elie came from Hekr Elcheikh-Taba, Akkar – Lebanon. He is married to the former Rouba Makhoul and they have three

children: Tala, Chadi, and Bassam. Fr. Elie was born on November 21, 1966, ordained deacon in 1994, ordained priest in 1996, and Archpriest in 2002 by His Eminence Boulos, Archbishop of Akkar-Lebanon.
EDUCATION
  • Bachelor in Theology, University of Balamand, Lebanon
  • Bachelor in Philosophy, Lebanese University, Lebanon
  • Completed one year in Islamic Philosophy at the University of St. Joseph, Lebanon
  • Master in Semitics from CUA
  • Ph.D. candidate with a ABD status
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
  • Assistant Priest Saints Peter and Paul Church at Potomac, MD December 2006 – August 2013
  • Priest of Greek Orthodox Church at Curitiba-PR, Brazil September 2004 – May 2006
  • Priest of Greek Orthodox Church at Goiania-GO, Brazil July 1997 – September -2004
  • Professor of Theology at Catholic University of Goias, Goiania-GO, Brazil June 2003 – August 2004
  • Teacher of Philosophy at National Orthodox School, Akkar-Lebanon, September 1995 – July 1996
  • Teacher of English at National Orthodox School, Akkar-Lebanon, September 1992 – July 1996
  • Teacher of Religion at National Orthodox School, Akkar-Lebanon, September 1992 – July 1996
  • Director and Professor of Theology at Orthodox Clerical School of Akkar- Lebanon September 1992 – July 1995
LANGUAGES
  • Arabic – Fluent
  • Portuguese – Fluent
  • English – Fluent
  • Spanish – Basic 1
  • French – Understand, but does not speak
  • Greek (Koine) – Good