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    Volume 18, Issue 2 (2019): The Clergy Family

    This issue of PRAXIS gives us an opportunity to contemplate the blessings that have come through the parents, wives and children that surround our deacons, priests and bishops. These precious people give love and support to those who communicate God’s love and support to all. Their familial ministry of comfort to our clergy is therefore a service towards all. For them we give thanks to God, and for them we pray for mercies to be multiplied, in this world and in the Kingdom to come. Read More

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    Volume 18, Issue 1 (2018): Digital Media

    Through the spread and prevalence of technology in our contemporary world, especially digital media, we live in an environment where we are constantly presented with information. We are challenged, due to the volume and types of information, to discern what is important and helpful, and we are also challenged to be good stewards of our time while using technology in our daily lives. The focus of this issue of PRAXIS on the topic of digital media is important in our ministry as teachers and leaders in our parishes. Read More

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    Volume 17, Issue 3 (2018): Faith and Art

    This issue of PRAXIS on arts in the Church helps us consider elements of our worship and faith—iconography, unique architecture, chanting and singing, vibrant vestments, the smell of incense, the iconostasis—designed and crafted with skill and art for our worship. It also features interviews with Orthodox Christians working as artists in various fields: music, opera, theatre, writing, painting and illustration. Read More

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    Volume 17, Issue 2 (2018): Women in the Church

    The focus of this issue of PRAXIS on the topic of “Women in the Church” directs our attention as Orthodox Christians and religious educators to many of our basic theological teachings about personhood, holiness, service and the Church. Read More

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    Volume 17, Issue 1 (2017): Listening to Suffering

    Due to the prevalence of news and information, our children and youth are aware of local, national and global issues that confront us with the plight and needs of many. The complexity of life and the resulting challenges of physical, emotional and spiritual suffering are all around us in our homes and communities. Read More

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    Volume 16, Issue 3 (2017): Sacred Childhood

    The theme of this issue of PRAXIS is a timely focus on “Sacred Childhood” following the designation of 2017 as the Year of Protection of the Sacredness of Childhood by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. In his proclamation on the feast of the Nativity of Christ, he affirms the need for this emphasis and our calling to “respect the identity and sacredness of childhood” Read More

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    Volume 16, Issue 2 (2017): Fasts and Feasts

    Praxis Magazine for Winter 2017 discussing the upcoming Lenten season. Read More

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    Volume 16, Issue 1 (2016): Parish as Educator

    The theme of this issue of PRAXIS, “Parish as Educator,” directs our reflection and discussion to one of the essential roles of the parish and of religious educators in the life of the Church. Read More

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    Volume 15, Issue 3 (2016): Preparing for the Holy and Great Council

    This issue of PRAXIS is devoted to the Holy and Great Council, convened by the primates of the Orthodox Church from June 16–27, 2016, in Crete. Read More

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    Volume 15, Issue 1/2 (2016): Speaking to Secular America

    Following a very successful and timely conference at Hellenic College – Holy Cross School of Theology on the topic of “Speaking to Secular America,” this issue of PRAXIS is dedicated to offering the engaging presentations from this event. Sponsored by the Missions Institute of Orthodox Christianity, the conference brought together clergy and lay leaders to address a very challenging and critical issue as we continue the work of ministry and sharing of the Gospel in the name of Christ. Read More

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    Volume 14, Issue 3 (2015): Spiritual Disciplines

    For Orthodox Christians the spiritual disciplines are essential to our relationship with God, our well-being, and our journey of faith throughout our lives. Prayer and worship, fasting, reading and studying the Holy Scriptures and the writings of the Fathers of the Church, and serving and giving to those in need are practices that help us connect with God. They are guides that nurture our souls in divine wisdom and truth. They renew our strength and fill us with power, assurance and hope. In our daily lives the spiritual disciplines connect us to our Creator, our Source of life, and our Redeemer. Read More

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    Volume 14, Issue 2 (2015): Iakovos and Selma

    This issue of PRAXIS is dedicated to the memory and blessed work of His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos, who led the Greek Orthodox Church in America from 1959 to 1996. It is difficult in one page to offer a fitting tribute to his lifetime of service to Christ and the Church. However, this issue provides a glimpse of his ministry and the impact of his leadership and vision on many communities, programs and institutions of our Holy Archdiocese. In relation to the focus of this publication and the ministry of religious education, His Eminence was a teacher who guided the faithful in many ways. Read More

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    Volume 14, Issue 1 (2014): Teaching Strategies

    The quality of religious education programs and teaching in the local parish is essential to our mission of nurturing the people of God in the Orthodox Christian Faith. Just as we strive to bring honor and glory to God through our worship, we should also labor to do so and fulfill our calling to the teaching ministry of the Church by evaluating and enhancing our teaching skills and methods. The focus of this issue of PRAXIS on "Teaching Strategies" assists with this by directing your attention to the importance of faith, effectiveness and quality in this sacred work. Read More

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    Volume 13, Issue 3 (2014): Bishops, Priests, and Deacons

    The role of our clergy in the ministry of religious education is essential. In addition to being called as preachers and pastors, our beloved priests and deacons are called to be teachers (Ephesians 4:11) in all that they do in their service to God and their ministry to His people. Our clergy are teachers in their sacred task of leading in worship. Through the ministry of sacrament and word in the divine services of the Church, they guide the faithful in relating the Holy Eucharist to their lives. Through the reading and exposition of the Holy Scriptures, truth is proclaimed and taught. Through prayers and sermons, our clergy connect faith and praxis. Read More

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    Volume 13, Issue 2 (2014): Ministry to the Elderly

    As the Body of Christ, we are called to offer ministry in so many significant ways. One of the most important callings we have is to care for the elderly. This was a priority of the early Church when, among other actions, the Apostles appointed deacons to care for widows (Acts 6:1–5). This ministry continued to be a focus of many communities of believers and of saints such as St. Basil, who organized hospices and resources for the care of the elderly. Down through the centuries, this service has continued through local parishes, in the organization of retirement and assisted living centers and a variety of special programs and activities that have offered the compassion and strength of Christ. Read More

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