Fr. Charles Sarelis was born on July 3, 1934 in Boston, MA to Peter Emmanuel Sarelis & Mary Chiotis both of Lesvos, Greece.
He attended Boston Latin School; 1958 Holy Cross School of Theology, BD; 1959 Boston University School of Theology, STM; 1961 Athens University, Athens Greece, School of Theology, Licentia Theologica; Boston Institute of Mental Health and Boston Memorial Hospital with areas of study in Pastoral Psychology, Mental Health, and Substance and Alcohol Abuse.
In 1958, he married Angela Barlas of Boston Massachusetts. They were blessed with three children: Mary, Peter and Philip.
1961 Ordained Archdeacon by Archbishop Iakovos; 1962 Ordained Presbyter by Bishop Gerasimos of Abydos; Assistant Priest, Saint Spyridon, Washington Heights NY, NY; Saint Paraskevi, Greenlawn, NY; Holy Cross, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY; Saint Nicholas, Wyckoff, NY; Holy Cross, Pittsburgh, PA; Saint Nicholas, Detroit, MI; Saint George Cathedral, Manchester, NH; Annunciation, Kansas City, MO. 1969 elevated to Sakellarios. 1973 elevated to Economos. 1983 elevated to Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne of Constantinople.
His hobby is to translate Liturgical texts from Greek to English.
Father is currently retired and resides in Southfield, MI.