Premiere Performance to Honor Fr. Matthew Baker

Premiere Performance to Honor Fr. Matthew Baker

Seven months ago, the Orthodox world was shaken when it heard the news of a young priest who was killed in a roadside accident.  Fr. Matthew Baker was traveling with some of his children on an icy highway and slid off the road.  He did not survive.  His tragic story,...

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Three Lessons from Three Outstanding Orthodox Priests, Part 1

Three Lessons from Three Outstanding Orthodox Priests, Part 1

It seems as if we are losing so many outstanding Orthodox priests. Less than two months ago, a young priest with six children, Fr. Matthew Baker, died in a tragic car accident as he drove home from church in wintry weather. Weeks later, Fr. Thomas Hopko, dean emeritus of St....

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Fr. Matthew Baker: Our Next Great Voice

Fr. Matthew Baker: Our Next Great Voice

UNIVERSAL DESK: Terry Mattingly’s religion column for 3/10/15. As a high-school dropout, Matthew Baker worked the graveyard shift at a gas station because he wanted time to read. So he read for seven years, digging into philosophy, literature, history and poetry. This helped steer him away from his teen-aged atheism and eventually towards Orthodox...

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The Life of Fr. Matthew Baker Is a Triumph of Orthodoxy

The Life of Fr. Matthew Baker Is a Triumph of Orthodoxy

The life of Fr. Matthew Baker is a triumph of Orthodoxy. It is easy to doubt God’s Providence in taking away a young priest, newly installed in his first parish, a husband, and a father of seven (his youngest, Alexis, so recently taken from his mother and father in stillbirth)....

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Fr. Matthew Baker Leaves Behind Wife and Six Children: How You Can Help

Fr. Matthew Baker Leaves Behind Wife and Six Children: How You Can Help

Last night, an outstanding Orthodox priest died in a tragic car accident on his way home from Vespers. Fr. Matthew Baker leaves behind his wife, Katherine, and six young children: Isaac, 12; Elias, 10; George, 8; Ellie (Eleftheria), 6; Cyril, 4; and Matthew Baker Jr, 2. Please pray for them,...

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