The Very Reverend Constantine (Dean) Moralis
Father Constantine Moralis was born in Baltimore, Maryland on December 30, 1966 and is the youngest of three children to Peter and Sarah Moralis. He was baptized at the Cathedral on July 30, 1967.
Upon graduation from Towson High School in 1984, he worked for the Attorney General’s Office of Maryland for two years. In 1986, he began working for Towson Ford Sales in Baltimore until 1988. From the time he was 13 years old, his parents owned a concession stand where he worked during the summer months, and eventually while attending college in the evening.
In September 1988, he enrolled in Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. During his tenure at the school, he served in many capacities. He was a prison chaplain for six years at a maximum security penitentiary. Father Dean also served as Student Government Treasurer, and later as President. He assumed responsibilities as a hospital minister at the Hellenic Nursing Home for two years. He also served on the National Council of Christians and Jews (NCCJ), where he had the chance to interact with many faith groups. During his entire course of study, he led many youth and young adult retreats.
In 1995, Father Dean traveled to Greece to serve as a counselor and group leader for the Ionian Village summer camp program. He has served as one of the chaplains since 1996, and has been head chaplain since 1998.
Upon graduation from Holy Cross in 1994, he began working as a parish assistant and youth director for the Annunciation Cathedral in Baltimore. He began serving as a campus minister at Johns Hopkins University, created two new youth groups, and continued work with the existing groups. He has an active role in the youth of our community.
Metropolitan Silas of New Jersey ordained Father Dean a Deacon on February 11, 1996, and Priest on June 9, 1996 at the Annunciation Cathedral where he currently serves.
Since 2000, Father Dean has been appointed to the Board of Trustees to the Academy of Saint Basil, a home away from home for Orthodox children, in Garrison, New York, where he currently serves as vice president. Since 1998, he has served as a chaplain to the Baltimore City Police Department.
He was elevated to the rank of Spiritual Father by Archbishop Demetrios of America on April 16, 2000. On August 4, 2002, Father Dean was elevated to the dignity of Archimandrite and installed as Dean of the Annunciation Cathedral in Baltimore, Maryland by his Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America. Father Dean was appointed to the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey Council for 2004-2006. Father Dean also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology from 2004-2006. He was elected to serve as a member of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council for a two year term beginning this year.
Andreas G. Houpos, Pastoral Assistant
Andreas is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia. He completed undergraduate studies in Philosophy at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia in 2002. He and his wife, Meredyth, were married in 2005. In 2010, Andreas enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts.
In 2014, he graduated with the Master of Divinity degree. He also earned the additional Certificate in Byzantine Music, with a ranking of “Very Good.” He is a member of, and has traveled internationally with, the Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir. Andreas has been influenced and inspired by his trips abroad to significant Orthodox sites such as Greece, Mt. Athos, Cyprus, Turkey, and the Holy Land.
Andreas brings to our community a love, first and foremost, of Jesus Christ. From this extend his love for God’s people, and of the Divine Services of the Church. The Church is fundamentally a worshipping entity. Andreas seeks to help this be understood at different levels. Whom do we worship, and why? What are the services for? What do they mean? Why do we conduct them the way we do? Who are we, what is our role in all this, and how do we apply our Faith in our daily life?
Andreas joined us as Pastoral Assistant in July of 2014. In this lay ministry position, he works directly with GOYA, JOY/HOPE, Young Adults, OCF, and many other ministries. Additionally, he assists in the development of the liturgical and musical program of the Cathedral, teaches classes, and offers presentations on various topics, and offers sermons with the blessing of our Presiding Priest, Father Dean.