About Fr. Andrew


What Forensic Studies of the Shroud of Turin can tell us about the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus

Friday, Dec. 8


Exaltation of the Holy Cross Orthodox Church

10030 N. 32nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85028


Call 602-867-6025 or

write frthomasfrisby@gmail.com for reservations

What did the Apostle John see when he looked in the empty tomb? What can ancient historical records, astronomy, early iconography, ancient coins, pollen grains, rock dust, bloodstains, and DNA on two ancient linen cloths reveal about the Crucifixion, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ?

New forensic studies of the Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo vividly bring to life details of the last hours of Jesus

Presenter: The Rev. Dcn. Stephen Muse, PhD, LMFT

Rev. Dn. Stephen Muse, PhD, LMFT is a pastoral counselor, marriage and family therapist. He is Director of Education and Counselor Training at the Pastoral Institute, Inc. in Columbus, Georgia where he is also directs Clergy-in-Kairos, a nationally recognized intensive out-patient stress and wellness program for clergy and their spouses.

Prior to his entry into the Greek Orthodox Church in 1993, he pastored a Presbyterian congregation for 11 years and helped begin an out-patient psychiatric clinic in Delta, PA. He serves on the Assembly of Canonical Bishops Pastoral Praxis Committee, as an advisor to the OCA task force on Spiritual Abuse and is past president of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion and now serves on the Advisory Board.

He has contributed chapters in ten books, and is author of 60+ articles and book reviews for various professional and trade magazines including national award winning research in the area of religious integration and clinical empathy of therapists. His work has been translated into Russian, Greek, Swedish, Serbian and used in Romania. He served as Managing Editor of The Pastoral Forum from 1993 to 2002

Fr. Stephen is a founding member and first parish council President of Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Columbus, GA where he currently serves as a deacon. He and his wife Diakonissa Claudia have four children, a grand-daughter and four grandsons. They live in Columbus, Georgia.

His books include

  • Treasures in Earthen Vessels: Prayer and the Embodied Life, Waymart, PA: St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press, 2017
  • Be Your Self – Amim’s Great Discovery (Greek and English editions, 2016).
  • Caregivers as Healers & Confessors, Muse, S., Berg, J., Woroncow, H. (eds.), Witchita, Kansas: Eighth Day Institute, 2016
  • The Peddler and the Disenchanted Mirror (Greek and English Edition, 2016)
  • Being Bread (2013, 2015)
  • When Hearts Become Flame: An Eastern Orthodox Approach to the διά-Λογος of Pastoral Counseling. (2011, 2015) (Greek Edition in 2014)
  • Raising Lazarus: Integral Healing in Orthodox Christianity, (2004)
  • Beside Still Waters: Restoring the Souls of Shepherds in the Market Place (2000)

Lunch is free. An offering will be taken to cover costs.
Please reserve a seat so we can plan accordingly.

Call 602-867-6025 or

write frthomasfrisby@gmail.com for reservations


Peoria: “Taste of Greece Food & Dance Festival” February 10-12, 2017

St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church is hosting their annual “Taste of Greece Festival”



Assumption Bookstore, Scottsdale

The Assumption Bookstore carries icons, devotional supplies and many books on the Orthodox Faith. It is open every Wednesday from 9 AM until 1 PM and every Sunday following Liturgy around 11:30 AM. For more information click here.

St. Nectarios Bookstore, Phoenix

In Phoenix, Holy Trinity Cathedra’s St. Nectarios Bookstore

Please do not hesitate to call Patsy Harris at 480-239-5270 for more information or info@stnectariosphx.org

New Orthodox Mission in Lake Havasu

A new Orthodox Mission is being formed in the Lake Havasu City area of Arizona to serve the spiritual needs of Orthodox Christians of all jurisdictions and be an outreach to those seeking entry into the Orthodox Church.

On May 17, the first divine liturgy was celebrated with a group of twelve parishioners! The formation of the mission has the blessings of Metropolitan Gerasimos of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco.

Visit the website ~ www.lakehavsuorthodoxchurch.org

For more information contact Fr. Andrew Barakos (480) 991-3009, the vicar of the southwestern region of the Metropolis of San Francisco.

For The Life of the World ~ February 21 2017

For the Life of the World by Fr. Schmemann is a seven week book study.  The book is an exploration of the sacramental life, teaching and practices of the Orthodox Church. Each class takes place on Tuesdays from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM at Assumption Church, 8202 E. Cactus Rd, Scottsdale in the classroom building behind the Community Center.


 Register with Fr. Andrew at (480) 991-3009 or priest@assumptionaz.org

All Saints Camp: Prescott, AZ ~ June 15-20, 2014

All Saints Camp ~ Summer 2014!

All Saints Camp Web Site www.allsaintscampaz.org  (Camper Registration, Counselor in Training Registration & Staff Applications)

Co-Director, All Saints Camp Co-Director, All Saints Camp

Kristen Vasilarakos –  kvasilarakos@cox.net (602) 332-8809

Kathy Clark –  kathyclarke@cox.net  (602) 757-1025

The All Saints Pan Orthodox Summer Camp is from Sunday, June 15, 2014 through Saturday, June 20, 2014. It is held at the Pine Summit Camp, Prescott, AZ. Campers entering 3rd grade through those entering 12th grade are welcome.

Bible Study led by Fr. Andrew, Scottsdale ~ Wednesday Mornings

A continuing study of the Gospel of Matthew featuring early Church Father’s commentaries: Wednesday Mornings at 10 AM at Assumption Orthodox Church, Scottsdale