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Listen to

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware

 

The Future of Orthodoxy

in the United States

Presented at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Troy Michigan

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Recording Courtesy of Ancient Faith Radio

***   Introduction and Welcoming Remarks by Archbishop Nathaniel   ***

***   Presentation by Metropolitan Kallistos   ***

***   Question and Answer Session   ***


 Metropolitan Kallistos addresses a packed house at St. George, Troy



Archbishop Nathaniel, president of St. Andrew House, introduces the Metropolitan, emphasizing the need for Orthodox unity

Fr. Joseph Antypas, of host parish of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, listens attentively - the iconostasis of his beautiful temple in the background



Mother Gabriella and the monastics of the Dormition Monastery - angels in our midst - our bishop worried about having them seated in the front row


"Orthodox Christianity came to North America about 250 years ago and it's just now that we are finally coming out of our shell...in particular the clergy and the laity...we bishops have a way to go"


 

A view of the iconostasis from the narthex








Hierarchs give the benediction, "Lord...save thy People"



In the company of the saints

For more than 15 centuries, Orthodox Christians were defined by their faith and worship, following the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to "...go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit..."

 

Yet in America, the ancient Orthodox Church is seen as an "ethnic" church, defined more by the nationality of its members rather than the tenets of the One-True Faith.

 

Metropolitan Kallistos will explore the future of Orthodoxy in America and offer his thoughts on how the Orthodox Church can more effectively preach the Gospel in today's world.

Stay tuned for additional photos from the evening.  Recordings of the event will be  made available - courtesy Ancient Faith Radio

For more information, contact Dean Calvert at 248 624 1222 or email dcalvert@netscape.com


     

**********************Press Release *************************

FROM:

St. Andrew House – Center for Orthodox Christian Studies

23300 W. Davison St., Detroit, MI 48223

 

 

METROPOLITAN KALLISTOS (WARE) TO LECTURE ON

FUTURE OF ORTHODOX CHRISIANITY IN U.S.

AT ST. GEORGE ORTHODOX CHURCH FEB. 19

 

DETROIT – His Excellency Kallistos, Metropolitan of Diokleia, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Great Britain, will lecture on “The Future of Orthodoxy in the United States - Eucharistic Community & Unity: Achieving Both” on Tuesday, February 19 at 7 p.m. at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2160 E. Maple Road, Troy.

 

Born Timothy Ware in Bath, Somerset, England, Metropolitan Kallistos is an auxiliary bishop of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Great Britain and an internationally known writer and lecturer on Orthodox Christianity (www.thyateira.org.uk/index_files/Kallistos.htm).  His books include The Orthodox Church and The Orthodox Way.

 

Metropolitan Kallistos’s lecture is sponsored by Detroit-based St. Andrew House – Center for Orthodox Christian Studies.  “For more than 15 centuries, Orthodox Christians were defined by their faith and worship, following the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to ‘Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,’ said the founder and president of St. Andrew House, the Most Rev. Nathaniel, Archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate of the Orthodox Church in America.

 

“Yet in America, the Ancient Orthodox Church is seen as an ‘ethnic' church, defined more by the nationality of its members rather than the tenets of the One-True Faith,” Archbishop Nathaniel said.  “Metropolitan Kallistos will explore the future of Orthodoxy in American and offer his thoughts on how a united Orthodox Church can prosper and effectively preach the Gospel in today's world.”

 

Metropolitan Kallistos’s lecture is open to the public.  The attendance fee is $10.  For reservations and additional information, contact Dean Calvert at dcalvert@netscape.com or (248) 624 1222.

 

St. Andrew House Center for Orthodox Christian Studies was founded in 2001.  Its mission is to promote the Orthodox Christian faith by word and example through formal instruction, worship and good works.  It exists to serve the Orthodox clergy and faithful of metropolitan Detroit and to be a symbol of the unity of the faith. 

 

For further information, visit www.orthodoxdetroit.com/

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CONTACT:

Dean Calvert

St. Andrew House – Center for Orthodox Christian Studies

(248) 624-1222

(248) 705-7674 cell

dcalvert@netscape.com

 

David Adrian

Adrian & Associates, Inc.

(248) 322-9226

(248) 515-4607 cell

david.adrian@adrianassoc.com


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