Adult converts to Orthodoxy all have stories about their journey to the Faith. These stories are often populated with Non-Orthodox "seed planters." Fr Joseph, speaking at St Luke Church/Abilene, mentions a few such helpers.
Fr. Philip LeMasters, pastor of St Luke/Abilene, records a weekly radio program for a local radio station. While there aren't many Orthodox Christians in Abilene, this program provides a means of spreading the Faith in the "Friendly Frontier." After some local radio shtick, Fr. Philip and Fr. Joseph get down to some serious subjects.
Fr John Finley, speaking at St Paisius/Yuma, Arizona, speaks about the recent California mudslides and how the wonders of God, His goodness, and the changing of human hearts may be found in times of loss and trial.
There is a trite answer to the question: How do Orthodox Christians evangelize? Keep the doors open, the lights on, the floors swept, and the priest paid. Fundamentally, this is correct; paying the bills is essential to the life and health of a community, and “come and see” will always be our most effective clarion call. Yet, while existence is paramount, it is not evangelism. In this episode, Fr. Joseph offers some ideas that have proven effective for revitalizing, invigorating, and...
The Department of Missions and Evangelism workshop, at the 53rd biennial Antiochian Archdiocese Convention in Miami, enjoyed the remarks on parish revitalization by His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY of the Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest.