The Very Reverend Archimandrite Meletios (Webber), the priest on this recording, was born in London of Scottish background. He was educated at Dulwich College, St Peter’s College (Oxford University), and the School of Theology in Thessalonica, Greece. He also holds a doctorate in Psychotherapy from the University of Montana, Missoula. Received in to the Orthodox Church by Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) in 1971, he was ordained priest in 1976.
Fr Meletios was tonsured a monk at the Community of St John on the island of Patmos in 1978. He has served as parish priest in England, Greece, the United States (where he was also Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco), and the Netherlands.
Actively involved in counseling, psychotherapy and teaching, he is keenly interested in the possibilities of personal transformation through spiritual means, and the exercise of traditional wisdom in straightforward and practical ways. Fr Meletios has written two books for Conciliar Press Steps of Transformation: An Orthodox Priest Explores the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (2003), and Bread and Water, Wine and Oil; an Orthodox Christian Experience of God (2007).