The modern world has taken great strides in medical science from vitro fertilization to stem cell research, therapeutic cloning of human embryos to genetic modification. How do we as Orthodox Christians relate to these advances and the role they play in our lives?
The ideals of civil and human rights are not unique to the State. They are a values shared with the Orthodox faith. We are all called to see Christ in our neighbor, to treat everyone as a neighbor. To be the embodiment of peace.
As faithful living in the United States, we enjoy liberty and freedom, both political and religous. As Orthodox, we recognize the importance of celebrating this freedom as inheritors of the greatest expression of freedom and liberation - the eternal Kingdom.
Advancements in technology and science are rapidly expanding each year, permeating every aspect of our lives – home, work, school, and even our churches. How do we live our faith in a contemporary and ever-changing technological environment?
Today's modern society is riddled with issues that affect our daily lives, including abortion and same sex marriage. Is there room for debate on some of these issues? What role should our Orthodox faith play in the personal choices that we make?
We are all called to be a neighbor. To feed the hungry, visit the imprisoned, minister to the sick and give to the needy: "Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers, you have done it to me."