Michael Haldas is the author of Sacramental Living: Understanding Christianity as a Way of Life, and Echoes of Truth Christianity in the Lord of the Rings. Michael’s focus is on understanding and applying our faith to everyday living, which supports OCN’s mission to provide material “to provoke discussion and contemplation about the issues we face in daily life.” His work has been featured in Theosis Magazine, The National Herald, Pravmir, and other publications. He is a member of the Orientale Lumen Foundation and the Orthodox Speakers Bureau. He teaches adult religious education at Greek Orthodox Church of St. George in Bethesda, Maryland and his classes are Live-streamed through OCN’s Facebook page each Sunday September through June. He has also worked with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Religious Education Department to create educational lessons and materials.
Adult Religious Education Class
Orthodoxy and Modernity: Experiencing the Faith in Our Place and Our Time
October 15th Lesson: Loneliness and Isolation: Silent Tormentors in a Social Society
Many experts among scientists, mental health professionals, theologians, clergy, and others, believe there is a growing problem of loneliness and isolation in our society. Is this true? Is there really an increasing problem? If so, why? We seem to be more connected than ever? But with all this connectivity have we become, ironically, less bonded and more distanced. In this week’s class we explore loneliness and isolation and why they are in direct opposition to the foundational truth of Orthodox Christianity.
Start Time: 11:30 (class typically runs until 12:30 but people are free to join and leave whenever they wish)
Where: Church Library
Format: In-person roundtable/discussion format where all our encouraged to contribute; Live stream video nationally/internationally with interactive comments
Loneliness and Isolation Quotes – https://www.sacramentalliving.net/single-post/2017/10/10/Loneliness-and-Isolation-Sunday-October-15-2017
Americans Face Risk of Dying Alone –
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