Please join us in welcoming Rev. Fr. Christopher Eid to St. George Orthodox Cathedral and Charleston, West Virginia. Fr. Christopher will be assuming the role of Dean of the Cathedral this summer.
Fr. Christopher Eid, a native of Syria, was raised in an Orthodox home and among the clergy of the family for most of his life. Fr. Christopher attended and served at the Archdiocesan chancery church of St George in Syria. When Fr. Christopher moved to the United States, he established a career in Executive Protection Security and Investigation.
While working full-time, he attended the CUNY Graduate Center and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in International Criminal Investigation. However, his love for the church made him quit his job, and with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip, he enrolled in St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary where he obtained a Master of Divinity degree in May 2010.
After graduation, Fr. Christopher moved to Houston, got engaged and later the same year married his wife Katarina. In late summer of the following year, with the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip, he was ordained to the diaconate on September 8, 2011 and subsequently (the same week) to the priesthood on September 11, 2011.
Immediately following ordination, Fr. Christopher was given a temporary assignment to serve alongside Fr. Elias Bitar at St George Orthodox Church in Little Falls, NJ. From December 2011 to December 2014, Fr. Christopher served at the altar of St George Orthodox Church in Houston, TX. He is now assigned to St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Charleston, WV and will assume the role of Dean of the Cathedral in late July of this year.
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