Posts about missionary

The Sounding

In Spite of Terrorists

“Apostolicity requires that the Church–and I stress the whole Church–not limit herself to pastoral care of those within; to cultivating…

Nov 06, 2013
The Sounding

Foxholes and Bird Nests

“Welcome to Canada.” The immigration official stapled a visitor record into my passport and waved the three of us on into the arms of awaiting family….

Oct 16, 2013
The Sounding

Abraham’s Call, Our Call, Christ’s Call

In my last post, we examined part of Abraham’s story from a typical perspective of taking it as history and looking for applicable lessons. There remains…

Oct 07, 2013
The Sounding

Paying the water bill – a 3-day adventure!

Often as a missionary, you find that tasks that once were simple have become serious adventures. What was a simple part of everyday life, now takes exponentially…

Sep 30, 2013
The Sounding

Southern-Fried Greek Fest

“Hello. Yes. Good afternoon, Father. And how are you? We’re about two hours out. Very good. Very good. We’ll see you then. Yes. You, too. Thank…

May 28, 2013
Orthodox News

Building on Solid Foundations: New Phase of Albanian Missions

In Orthodox missions, the resurrection of the Church in Albania following the collapse of Communism has been a source of awe and wonder. In May 2012, I…

Apr 30, 2012
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