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.
Modern Trials to Our Ancient Faith: The Challenges to Living Orthodoxy in America
Woundedness: Our Source of Pain, Brokenness, and Strength We all bear wounds. Some of our wounds are physical and apparent for the world to see. But most of our deepest wounds are spiritual, hidden from others, and even ourselves. They are usually the source of shame, pain, and pride. Much as open physical wounds need to be treated and covered to avoid infection, so do spiritual wounds. Often, however, they remain untreated and can fester. This week we will explore woundedness in-depth and how it can help or hinder our spiritual journey.
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
- John 20:26-29
- Luke 24:36-43
- Deuteronomy 32:39
- Psalm 146:3 (Psalm 147:3)
Note: Adult Education is video live-streamed through the Orthodox Christian Network’s (OCN) Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/MyOCN/. The class reaches thousands in the United States, Canada, and dozens of other countries worldwide. This is an exciting opportunity through OCN to share the Orthodox Christian faith. Video of the classes are archived and can be viewed anytime using this link – http://myocn.net/orthodox-christian-video-programs/adult-study-classes/. All archived classes will be here and available even if you don’t have Facebook.
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