His Grace, Bishop Ambrose of Methone was born in London, England, in 1949, into a distinguished family. He is a convert to Orthodoxy.
Bishop Ambrose completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of London, the latter in art history at the university’s famous Courtauld Institute. He undertook his monastic and theological training at the Monastery of Sts. Cyprian and Justina in Fili, Attika, of which he has been a brother since 1973. He also holds a Licentiate in Theology from the Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies in Etna, California.
His Grace, a gifted polyglot who speaks eight languages (five of them with absolute fluency), has written on a number of theological and pastoral subjects. Among his writings in English are a chapter in Archbishop Chrysostomos' Obedience (Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 1984) and, with Archbishop Chrysostomos and Bishop Auxentios, an excellent historical chapter in the book (fifth edition, 2009), The Old Calendar Orthodox Church of Greece. His brilliant and perspicacious theological discourses on iconographic traditions and various spiritual subjects have frequently edified his fellow Hierarchs at Synod meetings and at missionary and public convocations sponsored by the Holy Synod and the Monastery of Sts. Cyprian and Justina.
Bishop Ambrose was Consecrated Assistant Bishop to the First Hierarch of the Holy Synod in Resistance on 8 January 1993 (Old Style) and is Director of Foreign Missions for the Holy Synod.
• Name Day: 7 December (St. Ambrose of Milan)