Romanian Episcopate

Romanian Episcopate

Contact Information

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Office: 517-522-4800
Fax: 517-522-5907

Diocesan Chancery

2535 Grey Tower Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

Mailing Address

PO Box 309
Grass Lake, MI 49240-0309

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Solia - The Herald (The official publication of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America, published in the Romanian and English languages since 1936.)


Solia - The Herald is currently published bi-monthly. Annual Subscriptions are available for: $15 US; $20 Canada; $25 Other Countries.

Mr. David Oancea
Secretary / English Editor
PO Box 185
Grass Lake, MI 49240-0185
Office: 517-522-3656
Fax: 517-522-5907

Episcopate Council

The Most Reverend Nathaniel
Archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate

V. Rev. Fr. Laurence Lazar

Marsha Klien

V. Rev. Dr. Remus Grama (Cleveland, OH)
V. Rev. Alin Munteanu (Kitchener, ON)
Rev. David Subu (Falls Church, VA)

Clergy Members

Rev. Dr. Silvius Sfera (Hollywood, FL)
Clergy Alternates

Adrian Donisa (Chicago, IL)
Horia Draghiciu (Muncie, IN)
Ryan Gieni (Regina, SK)
Dr. Nicholas Jones (Fairfax, VA)
Stefan Russu (Kitchener, ON)
Carol Schweitzer (San Diego, CA)
Gregory Thetford (Ellwood City, PA)
Pauline Trutza (Cleveland, OH)
George Vasu (Alliance, OH)

Lay Members

Corina Phillips (Medina, OH)
Psa. Mary Ellen Rosco (Dearborn Hts., MI)

Lay Alternates


Adela Price
ARFORA President

Stephen Maxim
AROY President

Ronald A Muresan
Orthodox Brotherhood USA President

Rodney Flunder
Orthodox Brotherhood of Canada President

Chancery Staff

Archimandrite Andrei (Hoarste)
Vicar of Canada
Chairman of Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries

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Mr. David Oancea
Vicar of Central States

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Mr. Mark Chestnut
Financial Secretary / Assistant Treasurer
517-522 3598
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Mr Richard C. Grabowski
Administrative Assistant
Business Manager - Dept. of Publications

517-522-4800, Ext. 205
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Episcopate Consultants to the OCA

V. Rev. Dr. Remus Grama
OCA Evangelization / Romanian Immigrant, Mission Consultants
OCA External Affairs

Episcopate Institutions

Monastery of the Ascension of the Lord
23300 W. Davison St. Detroit, MI 48223-3031
Phone: 313-592-0570

Monastery of the Holy Resurrection
48600 Via Vaquero Rd Temecula, California 92590-3366
Phone: 951-972-8924

Monastery of the Dormition of the Mother of God
3389 Rives Eaton Rd. Rives Junction, MI 49277-9739
Phone: 517-569-2873

Monastery of the Transfiguration
321 Monastery Lane Ellwood City, PA 16117-6531
Phone: 724-758-4002