THE MOST REVEREND MICHAEL G. DAHULICH, Ph.D., Associate Professor of New Testament and Ethics, has earned degrees from Christ the Saviour Seminary in Johnstown, Pa. (B.Th. in Theology), St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. (B.A. in Philosophy), and Duquesne University (M.A. and Ph.D. in Theology).
In 1973, Fr. Michael was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by the late Bishop JOHN of the Carpatho-Russian Diocese. He served as Vice-Chancellor of the Diocese and the Secretary to two bishops. He was the Director of Religious Education for the Johnstown Deanery and the Dean of the parishes of the Mid-Atlantic Deanery. He worked as Associate Editor of The Church Messenger and compiled and edited the prayerbook Come to Me. He served as a member of the Study and Planning and Ecumenical Commissions of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas.
He began teaching at St. Tikhon's in 1994; prior to that he was on the faculty at both Christ the Saviour Seminary and Duquesne University. He has delivered numerous guest lectures and led several spiritual retreats. He has written extensively for The Church Messenger and Alive in Christ and has a recurring column on "Sobornost" in The Orthodox Herald. He is a member of the Orthodox Theological Society of America and represents the OCA at the advisory council meetings of the American Bible Society.
On August 24, 2009, Father Michael was selected as a nominee for Bishop of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, by clergy and lay delegates at a Special Diocesan Assembly. On September 22, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America elected him to the episcopacy, for the Diocese of New York and New Jersey.
Bishop-Elect Michael was tonsured as a Riasophor Monk on October 23, 2009 at St. Tikhon’s Monastery Church by Metropolitan JONAH. He was then tonsured into the Lesser Schema at the Monastery Church on Holy Tuesday, March 30, 2010, by His Beatitude. The following day he was elevated to the rank of Archimandrite and awarded the mitre by the Metropolitan.
Bishop Michael was appointed Rector of St. Tikhon's Seminary in October, 2013.
His Eminence was elevated to the rank of Archbishop during the 2015 Spring Session of the Holy Synod.
Presently he is Bishop of the Diocese of New York & New Jersey.