Fr. Savvas joined the Church of Alexandria at the invitation of [[Patriarch]] [[Petros VII (Papapetrou) of Alexandria|Petros VII]], where he was appointed the parish priest of the Patriarchal Church of St. [[Sabbas the Sanctified|Savvas the Sanctified]] in Alexandria. Additionally, he was assigned duties at the Press and Public Relations Offices of the Patriarchate. In 2001, he served as Custodian and Financial Supervisor of the Patriarchate.
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.