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Parish Life Conference - 2013: Dioceses of New York and Charleston

Jonathan Jackson: My Journey into the Orthodox Church.

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Jonathan Jackson: Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this conference.  It’s, I hope it’s been a blessing to many of you, because it’s certainly been a blessing for me to be here.  Father Andrew and I met in person at the Newark Airport parking lot, of all places, and it was the only way the schedules worked.  I was driving through with my band to do a show, and he was kind enough to drive up and we met in the car…

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225th Anniversary of the Valaam Mission to Alaska

OCA’s Contributions to North American Religious Life

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Introducer:It is my honor and privilege to have with us this afternoon Jim Winkler, who is the President and General Secretary of the National Council of Churches. For me, it was very important to have Jim here, not only because he knows the Orthodox Church very well—he works with us not only on a national level, but on an international level—but for us to really understand that we are and have been a fabric of the interfaith and ecumenical…

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Chastity, Purity, Integrity: Orthodox Anthropology and Secular Culture in the 21st Century

Dr. Mary Ford

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Your Grace, reverend clergy, brothers and sisters, thank you for this opportunity. In this brief reflection, I want to sketch out a few overarching background ideas, including a little bit about why we even have trouble discussing this topic in our culture; why there’s so much strong emotion, especially misunderstandings about hierarchy, equality, discrimination; and then some ways to think about a few aspects of this topic.

I’d like to begin by…

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Chastity, Purity, Integrity: Orthodox Anthropology and Secular Culture in the 21st Century

Fr. Chad Hatfield

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Dr. David Ford: As we always say at St. Tikhon’s, starting each class, “Welcome back!” In this conference, we’ve been blessed to have as speakers many powerful warriors for Christ and his holy truth, many in the field of education, and in this session we have four more such illustrious spiritual warriors in the tremendously important field of education. The session is entitled “The Relevance and Application of Orthodox…

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Fr. Thomas Hopko Lectures

Spiritual Practice: Orthodox Christian Faith and Homosexual Attraction and Behavior

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I looked through the questions that came up so far, and I think there are four areas for comment, four areas that I would pick up on the questions that came. They actually work into this second area of our discussion, which is the more practical area, the more pastoral area, not so much the theory, but: Okay, if we hold this theory, Christ and him crucified, center of our faith, made in God’s image for everlasting life, you enter into everlasting life through…

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Orthodox Christian Synergy’s Annual Symposium 2011

Spiritual Practice: Orthodox Christian Faith and Homosexual Attraction and Behavior

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I looked through the questions that came up so far, and I think there are four areas for comment, four areas that I would pick up on the questions that came. They actually work into this second area of our discussion, which is the more practical area, the more pastoral area, not so much the theory, but: Okay, if we hold this theory, Christ and him crucified, center of our faith, made in God’s image for everlasting life, you enter into everlasting life through…

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OCAMPR 2018 - Compliance and Resistance

Whatever Happened to Sts. Cosmas and Damian?

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Dr. Halina Woroncow: It’s my honor to be able to present an old OCAMPR friend, Rev. Dn. Stephen Muse, who’s a director of education and training in the Clergy-in-Kairos program at the Pastoral Institute in Columbus, Georgia. He’s board-certified in traumatic stress and has extensive experience working with combat veterans, clergy, chaplains, therapists, and physicians in trauma, stress, and wellness issues. Fr. Dn. Stephen is the…

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OCAMPR 2018 - Compliance and Resistance

Occupational Therapy in a Forensic Psychiatric Hospital: An Orthodox Christian Lens

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Dr. Jim Burg: Good morning, everyone. I’m Jim Burg. I am the psychology coordinator for the board here at OCAMPR, and I’m excited to introduce to you Sandy Everett, who holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with double minors in behavioral neuroscience and Jewish studies and has a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Stockton University. Sandy works as a full-time occupational therapist at Ann Klein Forensic Center,…

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OCAMPR 2018 - Compliance and Resistance

Spiritual Guidance and Counseling of Homosexual and Transgender Persons

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Dr. Philip Mamalakis: Fr. Vasileios was born in Greece and studied medicine and theology at the University of Athens. He is a psychiatrist of children and adolescents. He has a Ph.D. from the faculty of theology of the University of Athens, and graduated with a degree and actually serves as the Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Psychology at the Higher Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens. He’s been trained as a visiting scholar…

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OCAMPR 2018 - Compliance and Resistance

Discerning the Spirit by Challenging Our Cognitions

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Dr. Brenda O’Reilly: I’d like to welcome you all to this next workshop. It’s entitled: Discerning the Spirit by Challenging our Cognitions. Dr. Albert Rossi is our presenter. He is the director of counseling and psychological services at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Dr. Rossi has written numerous articles on psychology and religion. He taught at Pace University for 24 years, and is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state…

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