The Most Reverend Archimandrite Maximos (Weimar) originally from Long Island, New York, and then Aiken, South Carolina, worked for many years in management in the private sector before coming home to Orthodoxy. In 1993 he embraced Eastern Orthodox Christianity, eventually being tonsured a monk and later, in 2000, being ordained to the holy priesthood. He has served for twenty-one years at the Monastery of the Glorious Ascension (ROCOR), Resaca, GA, where he is now Abbot, and since 2003 is also a member of the brotherhood of Saint Dionysius the Areopagite (ROCOR) on Long Island, NY, where he is also Abbot, and where he dedicates most of his time to the daily cycle of monastic services, doing pastoral & abbatial work for both monasteries, and pastoral and instructional work for lay people, pilgrims, and inquirers.
In the fall of 2019, Fr. Maximos was appointed by His Most Excellency the Grand Knight to serve as the first Grand Chancellor of the Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr. Archimandrite Maximos also serves as the Clerical Representative of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, FIRST HIERARCH of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
Authorities and Responsibilities of the Grand Chancellor
The Grand Chancellor is the most senior aide and advisor to the Grand Knight. Under the authority of the Grand Knight, the Grand Chancellor presides over the executive branch of the Order.
The Grand Chancellor is responsible for the representation of the Order to third parties, the carrying out of policy and the internal administration of the Order, as well as the coordination of the activities of the government of the Order between its different administrative bodies. The Grand Chancellor on behalf of the Grand Knight oversees the national Priories of the Order. It is a requirement of the Order that the Grand Chancellor be a member of the clergy holding the rank of priest or higher.