Rev. Fr. Emanuel Chris


Rev. Dr. Emanuel S. Chris, M.D., M.Div. is a Priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and a practicing Psychiatrist. He is a graduate of Columbia College in 1980 with a BA in History, of The Albany Medical College in 1986 with an MD, and of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 2005 with an M.Div. with high distinction. Dr. Chris completed his post-doctoral Residency Training in Adult Psychiatry at the Tufts New England Medical Center Hospital and the Boston VA Medical Center in Boston, MA in 1990. Dr. Chris has been both a clinician and administrator in the public and private sectors of the Mental Health System as Associate Medical Director of Pembroke Hospital, Chief of Psychiatry at Worcester State Hospital, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Medical Director of Bournewood Hospital and Health Systems in Brookline, MA,  Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine, and is currently in Private Practice in Adult Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, and Addiction Medicine at Boston Health Care in Walpole, MA since 2003 where he is the Medical Director.

Fr. Emanuel was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by Metropolitan Methodios of Boston in 2004. Following his ordination he served as Deacon at St. Spyridon Cathedral in Worcester, MA, and was then ordained to the Holy Priesthood by Metropolitan Methodios in 2005. He served as the second Priest at the Church of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Parish of Greater Providence in Cranston, RI till 2018. He currently served the needs of the Metropolis of Boston. 

Rev. Dr. Emanuel Chris is married to Presbytera Evangelia Chris, LICSW, who is a Clinical Social Worker at the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (formerly the Worcester State Hospital) in Worcester, MA. They reside in Mansfield, MA, and have two adult children who reside in New York, NY, daughter Elina I. M. Scavelli (married to Michael G. Scavelli), and a son, Nicholas S. Chris. Fr. Emanuel and Presbytera Evangelina also have a granddaughter, Elizabeth Grace Scavelli.