The foundation and goal of parish vitality is our Lord Jesus Christ and our faith in Him. As the Apostle Paul stated, Christ is “our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption” (1 Corinthians 1:30). He gives us life more abundantly ( John 10:10). He is the source of our strength and growth; and as the Apostle Paul also states, “speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him who is the head, into Christ” (Ephesians 4:15).

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In This Issue

FEATURES

How "Vital" Are American Orthodox Christian Parishes?
Alexei Krindatch

Enabling a Parish to Thrive
Rev. Fr. Evan Armatas

Foundations for a Vital Parish
Rev. Fr. Gregory Christakos

SERIES & ARTICLES

Remembering Archbishop Iakovos
V. Rev. Dr. Anton C. Vrame

A Memory of Bishop Athanasios Amos Akunda
Elizabeth Tervo

The Revival of a City Parish
Rev. Fr. Jim Kordaris

Connecting Church Families in Their Struggles
Melissa Tsongranis

Summer with Christ
Joe and Rebecca Samra

BOOK REVIEW:
Smart but Scattered – Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
Reviewed by Anestis Jordanoglou

FROM THE DIRECTOR:
Building a Vital Parish
V. Rev. Dr. Anton C. Vrame

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