Category: Eastern Carolina Orthodox

  • Behind the Scenes Look at HTM’s Publications

    Those of us engaged in Orthodox Christian mission work are aware of the difficulties of obtaining quality liturgical materials in English; differing translation styles, cost-prohibitive volumes, dealing with out-of-print texts, and waiting for as-of-yet untranslated texts to appear can be frustrating. Nevertheless, fifty years ago, such materials were even rarer, and the Holy Transfiguration Monastery […]

  • Pikeville and Fremont, NC

    Ten days ago, I went to Pikeville, North Carolina in order to bless the home of some parishioners. Pikeville is above Goldsboro, and many residents are affiliated with the nearby military base. Pikeville has around 700 people, and is thus quite small. While en route, my GPS brought me through the nearby little town of […]

  • A Nice Column of Churches!

    View Larger Map I am always looking at statistics and maps as I plan out and pray about our mission strategy. Rocky Mount, Wilson, and Goldsboro, North Carolina are about the same distance apart, and we’ve recently had some interest from Mt. Olive, so I thought to add that to the map as well. The […]

  • Serving Proactively

    My godson recently posted this reflection on his blog: Seeking for More.  He notes for instance that: [R]outines and the sticking to the status quo can also have drawbacks.  In our life as Christians, we might be able to do more.  Maybe we could be doing more to help the poor and the sick, or […]

  • Oops, Wrong Number!

    Today I was doing some chores around the house when the phone rang. It was my Google Voice account alerting me that someone was trying to reach me. For those who don’t know what Google Voice is, it allows you to have one number which can ring to all your phones, has voicemail, and call […]

  • Mission Is for All Christians

    Today, I saw an interesting Tweet (Twitter message) shared by a friend: The great commission wasn’t given to a missions organization, it was given to the Church. This is a great quote, and one which I wanted to share with my readers, most of whom are Orthodox Christians. Our context may be different than the […]

  • Driving on U.S. Route 264

    As regular readers of the blog know, I travel from Raleigh to Greenville, North Carolina three times a month in order to serve Nativity of the Holy Theotokos Orthodox Church. The majority of my time is spent on U.S. Route 264, which begins in Raleigh and continues all the way across Eastern North Carolina.  Almost […]

  • Orthodox Church, Goldsboro, NC

    Chances are, you’re finding this page because you searched for Orthodox Churches in or near Goldsboro, North Carolina.  I’ve created this blog post with you in mind! The closest Orthodox Church to Goldsboro, NC is currently the Nativity of the Holy Theotokos Orthodox Church in Greenville, NC, which is about 50 miles from the center […]

  • Do I Have to Be Greek to Attend a Greek Orthodox Church?

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  • Bi-Vocational Priest Article Republished

    Back in February, I wrote an article for the website of our Greenville, NC Orthodox Church about how I balance my calling to serve as an Orthodox priest in North Carolina with my secular job in computer networking.  Readers of the blog and my other websites will recall that as a missions priest, I do […]