Putting Our Passion Toward Orthodox Ministries

Putting Our Passion Toward Orthodox Ministries

This election has been heated and stressful to say the least, a constant barrage of information and ideas and oppositions. It has also been a powerful illustration, proof of our insatiable desire as human beings to connect with one another and share our passions. During this political season, many take...

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Angels’ Organic Community Garden

Angels’ Organic Community Garden

A story about a community that thinks outside the box, but is still deep in tradition. The Parable of the Talents is read year after year, telling the story of a Master who gave talents to three different men. The first man invested the talent. The second man saved the...

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Office of Institutional Chaplains

Office of Institutional Chaplains

  Have you thought about being involved in ministry?   The Office of Institutional Chaplains, under the Orthodox Church of America, might be what you are looking for.   The Orthodox Church in America’s Office of Institutional Chaplains recently announced the upgrade of its website. “The upgraded site features Saint...

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Free to Minister in Prison

Free to Minister in Prison

  In Matthew 25:35-37, we read:  … for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came...

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Abolishing Human Trafficking

Abolishing Human Trafficking

    The Reading Room at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology was filled with focused silence and the loud sighings of hearts as students, faculty, and guests watched a movie that revealed the horrors of the social disease known as Human Trafficking. On the evening of...

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Orthodox Campus Ministry: Is it Time for Change?

Orthodox Campus Ministry: Is it Time for Change?

College students are by far one of the most at-risk groups in the Orthodox Church today.  On a regular basis, young men and women on college campuses are confronted with an environment that is increasingly hostile to Orthodox Christianity.  Today, standing for Orthodox beliefs on a college campus often means...

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Surrendering to Christ

Surrendering to Christ

Have you been told to “Let go and let God”? Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Albert Rossi, a clinical psychologist who teaches courses in pastoral theology at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary. They discuss the Orthodox understanding of this famous phrase and of letting go. How do we surrender? Trying...

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A Call for the Rejuvenation of the Ministry of the Ordained Deaconess

A Call for the Rejuvenation of the Ministry of the Ordained Deaconess

Editor’s note: St. Catherine’s Vision issued the followed press release on November 25, 2014. “A Call for the Rejuvenation of the Ministry of the Ordained Deaconess” has been published by St. Catherine’s Vision, an international, Pan-Orthodox fellowship of Orthodox women theologians and other lay servant-leaders. The document is addressed to...

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Why do we need family ministry?

Why do we need family ministry?

Fr. Chris speaks with Melissa Tsongranis, Associate Director of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Center for Family Care, about the need for ministry to “all ages at all stages.”   Family Ministry reaches beyond parent/child needs and towards the full body of the Church.  It also addresses the many challenges facing modern Orthodox...

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