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[[Image:Frsteve2.jpg|thumb|Fr. Steven P. Tsichlis]]
The Rev. Fr. '''Steven Peter Tsichlis''' is a [[priest]] in the [[Metropolis of San Francisco (Greek)|Metropolis of San Francisco]] in the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]].
===Life as a layperson===
Father Steve was born in St. Louis, MO, on [[January 11]], 1953, and is the son of the late George and Thelma Tsichlis. Raised in St. Louis at the St. Nicholas [[parish]], Fr. Steve graduated from the University of Missouri in 1974 with a B.A. in history and philosophy; received a certificate of studies from the University of Thessaloniki in Greek and Byzantine History in 1977; graduated from the [[Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline, Massachusetts)|Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology]] in Brookline, MA, with a Masters of Divinity in 1978; graduated from Yale Divinity School with an S.T.M. in 1981; and pursued a doctorate in patristics with the late Fr. [[John Meyendorff]] at Fordham University in New York.
Fr. Steve met his wife, Kathleen, in Boston while both were in graduate school. They were married on [[July 1]], 1979, at St. Luke's Church in East Longmeadow, MA. They have four children.
===Life as a clergyman===
Fr. Steve was [[ordination|ordained]] to the [[diaconate]] in 1980 by the late [[Bishop]] [[Gerasimos (Papadopoulos) of Abydos|Gerasimos]] of Abydos at the St. Nicholas Church in St. Louis and served for several years as the deacon to the late [[Metropolitan]] [[Silas (Koskinas) of Saranta Ekklesia|Silas]] of New Jersey. In 1983, Fr. Steve was ordained to the [[priest]]hood by Metropolitan Silas at the Holy Trinity Church in Waterbury, CT, and was assigned by then Archbishop [[Iakovos (Coucouzis) of America|Iakovos]] to pastor the Assumption Church in Seattle, WA. In 1997, Metropolitan Anthony of the Diocese of San Francisco assigned him as pastor of the Church of St. Paul in Irvine, CA.
In addition to his pastoral duties in Seattle, Fr. Steve served as the vicar of Metropolitan [[Anthony (Gergiannakis) of San Francisco|Anthony]] of San Francisco for the Northwest region of the [[diocese]]; president of the Diocese of San Francisco Clergy [[Syndesmos]]; a member of the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council; president of the pan-Orthodox clergy council of the State of Washington; Orthodox ecumenical represntative to the Church Council of Greater Seattle; a member of the Seattle/St. Petersburg (Russia) sister churches program; and was instrumental in founding the St. John the Almsgiver Ministry, a pan-Orthodox program to feed the homeless in Seattle.
Since arriving in southern California, Fr. Steve has been the vicar of Metropolitan Anthony for the southern California region of the diocese. Currently, he serves on the advisory board of the [[Orthodox Peace Fellowship]]; is president of the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council and edits their newsletter, ''The Presbyter''; and is a member of the board of directors for Project Mexico and St. Innocent's Orphanage near Tijuana, Mexico.
[[Image:christteacher.jpg|thumb|Christ the Teacher]]
*[http://www.goarch.org/print/en/ourfaith/article7104.asp The Jesus Prayer] by Father Steven Tsichlis
*[http://www.stpaulsirvine.org/html/ThePriesthood.htm The Priesthood Belongs to Christ] by Father Steven Tsichlis
*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/articles/misc/tsichlis_priests_called_father.htm Why are Priests Called Father] by Father Steven Tsichlis
*[http://www.stpaulsirvine.org/html/dogmaandexperience.htm Dogma and Experience in Christian Life] by Father Steven Tsichlis
*[http://www.stpaulsirvine.org/html/pachomian.htm The Spiritual Father in the Pachomian Tradition] by Father Steven Tsichlis
*[http://www.stpaulsirvine.org/html/specialneeds.htm Children with Special Needs and the Orthodox Christian Family] by Father Steven Tsichlis
*[http://www.orthodoxnews.netfirms.com/113/Mel%20Gibson.htm Mel Gibson's ''The Passion of the Christ''] by Father Steven Tsichlis
*[http://stpaulsirvine.org/html/da_vinci_1.htm Debunking ''The Da Vinci Code'', Part I] by Father Steven Tsichlis
*[http://stpaulsirvine.org/html/da_vinci_2.htm What's Wrong with ''The Da Vinci'', Part II] by Father Steven Tsichlis
*[http://www.goarch.org/en/ourfaith/articles/article9560.asp Jesus Laughing: The "Gospel" of Judas?] by Father Steven Tsichlis
*[http://www.holy-trinity.org/modern/western-rite/tsichlis.html The Western Rite - Some Final Comments] by Father Steven Tsichlis
*[http://www.stpaulsirvine.org/html/war%20on%20iraq.htm#response Orthodox Peace Fellowship and A Response to Frank Schaeffer] by Father Steven Tsichlis
*[http://stpaulsirvine.org/ Saint Paul's Greek Orthodox Church] in Irvine, CA
[[Category:Holy Cross Seminary Graduates]]
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