The Academy was founded in 2019 with the goal of bringing the achievements of academic scholasticism into an Orthodox ethos. The world of today contains a variety of opinions, theories, and findings; while in the Orthodox Faith, decisions must be made collectively, for the good of all.
Therefore, the mission of the Orthodox Christian Academy of Atlanta (OCAA) is “to foster dialogue between the Church and contemporary society.” This is accomplished through collective symposia, panels, and lectures held at the Metropolis’s Diakonia Retreat Center, which involve professors and academics, both within the southeastern United States, as well as outside. Special emphasis must be placed upon Greek Americans and those from Greece, whose knowledge in their different fields will greatly enrich our society.
The SealIts meaning and history
REFLECTS THE RANGE OF HELLENIC HISTORY, FROM THE CLASSICAL AGE, AND UP TO THE PRESENT TIME.
BOARD of DIRECTORS
Chaired byHis eminence metropolitan alexios of atlanta
THE ACADEMY is governed by a distinguished group of Churchmen and women with proven academic accolades while also being committed to the Orthodox ethos, dogmas, and Holy Tradition.
REV. FR. Paul Tsahakis, MD.
Priest, Holy Monasteries of Panagia Prousiotissa, Troy, NC, and St. Nektarios, Aegina. Orthopedic Surgeon, Shelter Health Services, Charlotte, NC & St. Dionysios Hospital, Aegina. Founder, St. Hermione Home.
REV. FR. Panayiotis Papageorgiou, PHD.
Protopresbyter, Proistaminos, Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Marietta, GA. Vicar of the Central Conference of the Metropolis of Atlanta. Founder, Trisagion Films. Researcher in Early Christian History and Theology, with a special interest in St. John Chrysostom's works.
REV. FR. Joseph Samaan, PHD.
Protopresbyter, Proistaminos, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Daytona Beach, FL.
REV. FR. Gregory Georgiou, PHD. LPC.
Priest, Holy Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta. Director, Pre-Marital Programming, Holy Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta. Adjunct Instructor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Licensed Community Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).
REV. FR. Gregory Edwards, PHD.
Dean, Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Asistant Professor of Missiology, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.
REV. FR. Vasileios Tsourlis
Dean, Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, Charlotte, NC.
Vicar of the North Eastern Conference of the Metropolis of Atlanta. Visiting Lecturer of N.T. and Patristic Theology, Department of Theology, Aristotele University.
DR. Vasiliki Limberis, PHD.
Professor of Ancient Christianity, Emerita
Department of Religion, Temple University.
DR. Larry Gess, PHD.
Director of Governmental Research, Emeritus Carl Vincent Institute of Government, University of Georgia.
Diana K Tsifopoulos Honey, MA.
Faculty at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.