Pastoral ministry can be extraordinarily rewarding and fulfilling. And, pastoral ministry is difficult. This reality is supported by a growing body of social science research. Drs. Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell and Sarah LeGrand, as part of the Clergy Health Initiative at Duke University, found that clergy suffer from higher rates of hypertension, obesity, depression, arthritis, and asthma than do most other Americans.Read More
WASHINGTON – Seven Orthodox Christian Hierarchs participated in events surrounding the 44th annual Right to Life March on Jan. 26. They were: Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos (head of the Assembly’s delegation, Ecumenical Patriarchate); Bishop John (Patriarchate of Antioch); Bishop Maxim (Patriarchate of Serbia) (prayer vigil only); Metropolitan Tikhon (Orthodox Church in America); Archbishop Nathaniel (OCA); Archbishop Melchisedek (OCA) – prayer vigil only; Archbishop Michael (OCA) - march only.