The Future of Orthodoxy in America: Challenges and Required Attitudes and Actions
October 19, 2009 Length: 1:22:41Ordained to the Orthodox Priesthood in 1954, Fr. Stanley S. Harakas has served as a full-time Priest in Lancaster, PA, Peabody, MA, Lexington, MA, and part-time (while teaching) in several other parishes. He taught Ethics for 29½ years at Holy Cross in Brookline, retiring in 1995. He has been active in the Ecumenical Movement, having given a Plenary Address at the World Council of Churches Assembly in Canberra, Australia. He has authored eighteen books. In 1986 he was the inaugural appointee to the Archbishop Iakovos Endowed Professorship of Orthodox Theology. He continues to write and publish. As a priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, under the Ecumenical Patriarchate, he presently serves the Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Mission Church of Hernando County, Florida.
"It wasn't until about a little over a year ago that I discovered the existence of the Orthodox Church. I went to Pascha last year and felt like one of the Russian spies, "I did not know whether I was in Heaven or on Earth, but I do know this: God is amongst these people." In the middle of Lent of this year, I came across a link to Ancient Faith Radio that one Orthodox Church had on their website, began listening to Fr. Thomas Hopko, among others, and have gotten hooked, if you will. AFR has allowed for me to look into Orthodoxy as I've investigated many different denominations of Christianity, and grow towards God in ways that actually HAVE been practiced since the days of the Early Church. Thank God and you all (you know who you are) for making this site possible."