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Fear and Distrust: Viruses of the Soul
There seems to be a lot of fear and distrust in our society today. Our leaders peddle it as tools of persuasion. The majority of news stories are negative, even horrific, and often breed fear and distrust. We all have our own internal fears and anxieties as well, things that motivate our thoughts and behavior consciously or unconsciously, regardless of external circumstances. As Orthodox Christians, how should we address our fear and distrust? What should we truly fear versus what often do fear? In this week’s class we will focus on what Christ teaches and demonstrates about these all too common viruses of the soul that can torment us.
Genesis 1:8-10
Joshua 1:9
Psalm 22 (LXX) or Psalm 23
Luke 12:4-5, 32
John 14:27
2 Timothy 2:17
Flights of Faith: Embracing the Spiritual Side-Effects of Fear –…/


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Michael Haldas

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.


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