Rev. Fr. Eleftherios Constantine Father Constantine is a clergyman of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh. He was born in 1986 and was raised in various cities throughout the United States, primarily on the East Coast and in the Midwest.
He studied theology in the U.S. and Greece, completing his undergraduate studies at Hellenic College in 2008 and his graduate studies at Holy Cross in 2011. During his study abroad program at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, he also completed a specialized program in Byzantine Music, earning a teaching license from the Central Music Conservatory of Thessaloniki.
After serving at a parish in Alabama for two years as a pastoral assistant, Fr. Eleftherios was ordained to the diaconate by Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh on June 16, 2013, in Youngstown, Ohio, where his father served as a presiding priest for many years. Thereafter, Fr. Eleftherios moved to New York City, where he served as a deacon to Archbishop Demetrios for six years.
On December 15, 2019, he was elevated to the rank of Archdeacon by the newly enthroned Archbishop Elpidophoros of America. On August 8, 2020, he was ordained to the priesthood and appointed to serve as both the Director of the Archbishop’s Office and the presiding priest of St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church in Manhattan.
On June 6, 2023, Archbishop Elpidophoros elevated him to the rank of Economos of the Sacred Archdiocese of America. Alongside this significant honor, he was simultaneously appointed as the Dean of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Pittsburgh, where he has been serving since July 1, 2023.