Community Service

Identifying the community and its needs.
Serving the hungry, the homeless, the naked, the imprisoned - locally, internationally.
Visiting the sick, the shut-ins.


Expanding the Mission in the Jersey Shore Area

Volume IV - 2016

For a number of years we have conducted an Adult Study and Discussion Group at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Brick Town, New Jersey. Whether reading the Holy Fathers, liturgical theology, or contemporary…

Where is your Jerusalem?

Volume IV - 2015

“A five minute drive and I was at the shelter and saw firsthand what our county was doing to help the homeless.  But what made a bigger impression on me was that I saw a list of Catholic and Protestant Churches that…

Unbind Him

Volume IV - 2013

John was coming home after being away for the past five years.  You might think the family would be planning a great party and feast to celebrate the return of their son.  Instead the family was in turmoil about how…

A Parish Prison Ministry

Volume IV - 2012

Our parish prison ministry began some twelve years ago.  I got a call from the Chaplain of a nearby prison facility, letting me know that there were some Orthodox inmates there.  I went to the prison to meet with the…

St. Seraphim Fellowship

Volume IV - 2011

In 1996, I started to think seriously about my life and responsibility as a Christian and became aware that I was a taker and not a giver. My thinking was distorted because I only thought about what God and the…

A Mission in Urban America

Volume IV - 2011

The Commission

“Then Gideon said to God, “Do not be angry with me. Let me make just one more request. Allow me one more test…” the bible story goes (Judges 6:39-40). God and Gideon were in a debate and in another…

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