As priests and clergy wives we are integral members of two primary families that intersect--our home family and our church family. In this webinar, Dr. Rossi will explore the process of becoming a healing presence in all of our relationships, beginning in our homes and extending to all of those we encounter in our parish [...]
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"The Priest's Life and Work," by Father John Guy Winfrey: a beautiful, personal reflection on the priesthood. It can be found at: https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/byzantinefrontier/priests-life-work/
Join us on on Thursday, September 15 at 1:00 pm EST. The topic will be: "Becoming a Healing Presence," the title of Dr. Rossi's most recent book. In this webinar Dr. Rossi will explore what it means and takes to become a healing presence in our relationships, both in our home family and our church family. He will address being a healing presence to those who are difficult to love, aggressive parishioners, etc.
Moving and touching article about a painful split, repentance, and the struggle of a parish to heal.
An outstanding resource for working with couples in crisis has just come to my attention. It is a step-by-step protocol for clergy to use when a couple is on the brink, particularly when one spouse wants to work on the marriage ("leaning-in partner") and the other partner is ready to end the marriage ("leaning-out partner"). [...]
This webinar, "Storms in the Vineyard: Clergy Family Resilience in Times of Stress," presented by Fr. Alex Goussetis and Dr. George Stavros. After you have viewed the webinar, please take a few minutes to complete the evaluation, which you can find at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SYNQSTQ The feedback from these evaluations is important, as it informs us about the value [...]
In this article on marriage, Fr. John Behr describes the historical shift in marriage from the pre-modern to the modern era and then explores the ascetical dimension of marriage beginning with the Old Testament, then on to the New Testament, and select writings of fathers of the Church, particularly St. Ireneaus, and St. Gregory of [...]
Here you will find a selected marriage resource list for your own personal use or to pass on to your parishioners. Each resource has been read and reviewed. The books and articles come from a variety of perspectives and approaches. Selected Marriage Resources
All Interested Presvyteres: If you are interested in joining a Lenten Psalter reading group consisting of Orthodox clergy wives, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org I will put together the schedule of readings and assign one person each day to write a brief reflection on one of the psalms or a verse/s from one of the [...]
Join us on Wednesday, March 23rd, at 1:00PM EST for a webinar featuring Fr. Alex Goussetis, MDiv, PhD, and George Stavros, MDiv, PhD.