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U.S. Orthodox Churches in the 21st Century

At the turn of the millennium, traditional Orthodoxy's blend of ethnic and denominational identity has come into conflict with their slow process of assimilation in America. Both American-born ethnic church members and American-born converts challenge this link of ethnicity and religious identity, causing fissures in the church. The church needs to articulate policies and strategies in four areas: the dichotomy between the religious and ethnic identities; the relationship of U.S. daughter churches to mother churches in the Old World; how church leaders and laity understand their missionary work in the U.S.; and the responsibility of Orthodoxy to American society at large. The article reviews the findings of the 2005 Parish Needs Survey and indicates likely future trends:http://hirr.hartsem.edu/research/orthodoxpaper.html.

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Inspiration from the Liturgical Letter for 26th Sunday after Pentecost

Confidence in Our Creator"Lord, we take refuge in you (Psalm 16), for you listen to our despair (1 Samuel 1:4-20) and...

Practicing Gratitude

My wife and I recently relocated, which led us to visit a half-dozen churches in the past two months. Each seemed to...

2019 BAA Trailblazer of the Year named by Union Presbyterian Seminary

The Black Alumni Association (BAA) of Union Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to announce and to recognize the Rev. Dr....

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