Archives for January 2015

Pdn. Patrick Mitchell: Gay Christians? The Grave Danger Coming Out Poses to Christian Churches

Deacon Patrick Mitchell writes in the most recent issue of Touchstone Magazine that the "coming out" as "gay and Christian" creates an intractable problem for churches. "Gay and Christian" advocates argue are no longer mutually exclusive terms. This is a complex issue but it boils down to this: Is same-sex attraction a breakage of sorts within the human person, or is it a a fixed state of … [Read more...]

Take the Survey from the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops

Alexei D. Krindatch, the Research Coordinator for the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has launched a national study called "Exploring Orthodox Generosity: Giving in US Orthodox Parishes." He has asked me to bring it to your attention. Both Orthodox clergy and laity are invited to take part in this unique project. The study is being conducted as an … [Read more...]

Assembly Delegation to Participate in March for Life

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will send a delegation to the annual March for Life, Thursday, January 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. The date marks the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. Metropolitan Methodios will lead the delegation. He will be joined by Metropolitan Tikhon, … [Read more...]

A Scar is Not a Wound

When we suffer wounds, especially traumatic wounds (fired from a job, a divorce, loss of a loved one, abuse, etc.) God can bring healing. Healing takes time and often the most healing comes through others who have suffered the same kind of wounding. Wounding changes us however. It leaves scars. But scars are not wounds. Scars are what remain when the wounds heal. Don't pick at the … [Read more...]

Can You Help a Priest in Need?

It's unfortunate but true: Sometimes priests are treated unfairly and the results can be financially catastrophic. A friend of mine, a solid priest with a great track record and no hint of scandal, untoward behavior or anything else that warrants the kind of treatment he is receiving, is undergoing some grave difficulty at the moment. I want to raise $1,000 to help him through his current … [Read more...]

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