Archives for January 2015

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

One cannot be a “Gay Christian” without corrupting the Church’s understanding of human nature.

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.

Assembly Delegation to Participate in March for Life

It is good the see the GOA better represented. The OCA has consistently been pro-life leading the Orthodox delegation in the March for Life for years. The Antiochians have never wavered in their defense of the value of unborn life. The GOA leadership has displayed confusion about the moral dimensions of abortion except for Bp. Demetri (Chicago) who has been a consistent defender of unborn life for decades.

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.

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.