Between 1971–1975 he studied at the Theological Institute in Sibiu during which time he was cantor at the metropolitan cathedral.
In the fall of 1975 he was admitted to the graduate School of Theology for doctoral studies at the Theological Institute in Bucharest.
After one year of studies in the Systematic Section under the guidance of Fr. Dumitru Staniloae, he received a scholarship from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.
For two years he took courses in theology at McCormick Seminary, University of Chicago's Divinity School, Chicago Theological Seminary and Catholic Theological Union and received the degree of Master of Theology in 1978.
On May 21, 1978 he was ordained deacon and on September 24, 1978 he was ordained priest.
Between December 1978 and November 1979 he was parish priest of St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Since November 1979 he was the parish priest of the New St. George Romanian Orthodox Church in Lansing, Illinois, and of St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
From 2003 to 2008 he was the administrative Vicar of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas as well as the editor of Credinta Magazine and Credinta Almanac.
In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he is a member of the Archdiocesan Council and of the Joint Dialogue Commission for unity between the two Romanian Eparchies in the United States and Canada.
He translated Fr. Dumitru Staniloae's Dogmatics from Romanian into English in a series of six volumes of which two volumes have already been published by Holy Cross Orthodox Press under the generic title "The Experience of God." The other four volumes await their publication.