Tag: Orthodox Mission and Culture

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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

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  • Saint Cosmas the Aetolian: A Patron of Domestic Missionary Work

    When we hear the word “missionary,” we often think of one being sent to preach in a far-away land.  Certainly, Christianity has a rich history of such people being sent away from the comforts of their homeland in order to work for the salvation of others.  However, there is an equally great need, especially in […]

  • A Silly Video That Demonstrates How Orthodox Are Perceived

    Every year around this time, as the joy of Pascha is still fresh in my mind, my thoughts return to an old YouTube video.  Back in 2006, I was new to YouTube, as were a lot of people. The novelty factor was still strong; it was fun to see what kinds of silly or stupid […]

  • Racially Segregated Churches

    One thing I’ve noticed about Christian life here in North Carolina is that many, if not most, of the Protestant Churches in the area are still racially segregated.  In contrast, most of the Roman Catholic Churches in the area are racially diverse (Masses in foreign languages do technically divide people up, but all are still […]