Sanctifying Time & Space
Privilege and Responsibility as an Orthodox Young Professional
As Americans, as young professionals, and as Orthodox Christians, it is our privilege and our responsibility to hold fast to our Faith against the oppositions of our culture and to do whatever good is within our calling and capacity. To fulfill these roles, we need the support of genuine relationship and connection with fellow Christians. The influence of Orthodox Christianity on local, national, and global culture begins – as it always has – with mutual prayer and encouragement. Our hope is that we will return to our home parishes better prepared to redeem the time given to us.
I will be giving the Welcome Address at this retreat in a few weeks. I am really looking forward to it and am very grateful to have been invited. The topic I will be speaking on is: Work as Prayer: Uniting Our Divided Selves Creative ways to employ prayer and watchfulness in our everyday work lives.
Here are the other speakers and the topics they will be speaking about:
Archimandrite Gerasim, Rector of St. Seraphim’s Cathedral in Dallas,TX
Now you are the body of Christ, and members in particular
As young Orthodox Christians desire to serve God, many presume that they need to become priests to do this. This is actually not the case, and only serves to cause confusion in the hearts of young people. As we approach God to serve Him, we also bring our talents with us. As an Orthodox Christian matures, he or she is trained and equipped to serve the Lord. Serving God empowers an Orthodox Christian to lead a joyful, meaningful, and God-pleasing life.
How Our Ancient Tradition Speaks to Modern Ecology
Faith-based ancient Christian practices can do more to protect our neighbors from pollution and climate change than typical modern environmentalism.
Not a Balance: Living Ahead of Activity
How to maintain the inner life in the face of, and sometimes in spite of, outward action.
Learn more here: http://www.youngprofessionalsretreat.com/