In the aftermath of George Floyd’s horrific death at the hands of police officers, protests have erupted across the nation. With everyone at home due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, parents now have an opportune moment to talk about racism with their children. But how do parents begin that tough conversation?

Fr. Paul Abernathy is an Orthodox Christian priest and the founding CEO of the Neighborhood Resilience Project, an Orthodox Christian non-profit focused on Trauma Informed Community Development located in Pittsburgh PA. Fr. Paul is and has been a member of multiple community boards and committees that include the PA State Parole Citizens Advisory Committee, Neighborhood Allies Grassroots Grant Making Committee, Allegheny County Health Department’s Violence Prevention Community Advisory Board, and is a Foundation of HOPE, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy & Practice board member. Fr. Paul is a combat veteran of the Iraq War and has received community awards to include the rank of Eagle Scout, the New Pittsburgh Courier’s Fab 40 award, Larry Richert’s Hometown Hero Award, Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 under 40, and Wheeling Jesuit University’s Fr. Pedro Arrupe Distinguished Alumni Award. Fr. Paul is the pastor of St. Moses Orthodox Christian Mission. He is also a husband and father of two children.


Webinar: How Do We Understand Orthodox Marriage Today

Theologically speaking, does Orthodox view marriage as a contract, a covenant, or a mystery? How is marriage an image of the Holy Trinity? What are some of the challenges we face in living out an Orthodox Christian marriage? Join us in this webinar as we discuss the role of this holy sacrament in our contemporary times. More »

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Preparing Your Family for Great Lent

A webinar to help families prepare for Great Lent. More »

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Can the Old Testament be used as a parental teaching tool? Yes! In this webinar we learn how the Old Testament can become a resource for spiritual growth and a tool to be used to nurture faith in the home. More »