The Monastery and the Parish

The Monastery and the Parish

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How is a monastery like a parish? How is it different? In this intriguing interview, His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh talks with Fr. Chris about how monasticism differs from parish life.

Metropolitan Savas recounts his early discovery of this vocation and the lack of monasteries in this country at the time. He and Fr. Chris explore American perceptions of monasticism and the dynamics in parish life that come from them. They also examine the changing understanding of what monasticism really is – and isn’t.

If you’ve ever wondered how much of the monastic life should be brought into the parish, this thought-provoking interview may help you answer that question.

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Fr. Chris Metropulos

Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher lives in Brookline, MA and is the President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.