Over the past five years, over 120 of my articles have appeared in various places online, but mostly on the websites of St. Mark the Evangelist Orthodox Mission in Raleigh, North Carolina, Nativity of the Holy Theotokos Orthodox Church in Greenville, North Carolina, the Eastern Carolina Orthodox blog, and the Triangle Orthodox blog. Content was created with each particular site in mind, as the purpose of the writing was two-fold; to instruct and edify the faithful on the one hand, but also to improve search engine rankings and drive more traffic to the particular websites, in an effort to increase visits to the missions. Thanks be to God, we had some successes with this approach!
In October 2012, however, I went on a leave of absence from serving as a priest due to personal issues. St. Mark Mission ended up going inactive, and Nativity of the Holy Theotokos went to another Orthodox jurisdiction. Yet my content continues to be read and I continue to receive positive feedback about it, mostly from people living far away from North Carolina. Having my writing appear in various places online, however, seems to make it harder to find, and so I have now collected the material together in one place for the convenience of those who wish to learn more about the Orthodox faith, Orthodox missions, and the like. I will also begin to write again more actively for a broader audience, and this new content will appear here on this blog.
Thank you for your interest in my writing, and if you have anything you would like to see me address in future posts, please add your comment below!