Deacon Alexandru was born in 1979 in Sibiu, Romania to Eugen and Monica Radulescu. He attended the “Simion Stefan” High School of Theology in the city of Alba Iulia, graduating in 1999. Coming back to his hometown, Deacon Alexandru enrolled at the “Andrei Saguna” Institute of Theology from where he graduated with a University Degree in Pastoral Theology in 2003.
Following a visit in the fall of 2002 to Detroit, Michigan, Deacon Alexandru decided to further his studies at the Roman Catholic Sacred Heart Major Seminary, applying for a M.A. degree in Theology. During his time at the Sacred Heart, he volunteered as a chanter at the St. George Romanian Orthodox Cathedral in Southfield, Michigan. Upon presenting his M.A. thesis "St. Gregory Palamas: Controversy and Reception in the 14th Century," he graduated with honors in May 2006.
After completing his graduate studies, Alexandru was hired by St. George Cathedral as a full-time chanter. In September 2009, he received a job as a lay assistant to the Metropolitan at the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit.
On 2 March 2014, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, Alexandru was ordained to the Holy Diaconate, currently serving as a Deacon to the Metropolitan.
Deacon Alexandru is married to Diakonissa Silvana (Totan) Radulescu. They have a son, Gabriel, born October 2013.
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