With the reopening of the Patriarchal Academy of St. Athanasios in Alexandria, Fr. Savvas was appointed its Dean by Patriarch [[Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria|Theodoros II]]. He was also made a member of the [[Synod]] Council on Education.
On [[October 9]], 2009, the [[Holy Synod]] of the Patriarchate of Alexandria established a new [[Diocese]] of Burundi and Rwanda and elected Fr. Savvas the first ruling bishop of the new diocese. He was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated Bishop of Burundi and Rwanda by Patr. Theodoros II on [[October 11]], 2009.