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. In following the example of His life and ministry, we are called by our Lord Jesus Christ to teach and admonish one another in all wisdom (Colossians 3:16). He has given gifts so that some should be pastors and teachers to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11–12).
From our foundation in Christ and our calling as educators, we know that this ministry of teaching and guidance is a part of every facet of the life of the parish. Each gathering and event, every program and connection between the parish and the lives of the people, is an opportunity for learning and spiritual growth.
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In This Issue
Parish Life: The Model Curriculum
Rev. Dr. Anton C. Vrame
Educating the Orthodox Heart through Liturgy and Prayer
One in Christ: Orthodox Christian Diakonia to Aid Survivors of Human Trafficking
An Extended Family in Christ
Alyssa Loutsion Kyritsis
SERIES & ARTICLES
2016 National St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival
A Circuitous Journey to the Holy and Sacred Priesthood
Rev. Fr. Anastasios (Ernest) James Coulouras
Brothers in Christ: A Hope for Vibrant Orthodox Christian Fraternity
George M. Tsongranis
Falling and Getting Up
Bartholomew: Apostle and Visionary – Rev. Dn. John Chryssavgis
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age – Sherry Turkle
Reviewed by Rev. Dr. Anton C. Vrame
How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, Faith, and Politics at the End of the World – Robert Joustra & Alissa Wilkinson
Reviewed by Sarah Parro
Captain America's Portrayal in Cinema: What's Wrong with Being a Boy Scout?
Rev. Fr. Niko Bekris
FROM THE DIRECTOR:
Becoming a Community of Practice
Rev. Dr. Anton C. Vrame
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