Realities of Life in Orthodox Christian Mission Churches
February 15, 2012 Length: 1:31:24
Fr. John Parker, the new chairman of the OCA's Department of Evangelization, describes how his parish, Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, went from having a handful of believers to being a lively and growing body of Christ.
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