Feed My Starving Children Service Opportunity

December 9, 2017: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church

Saturday, December 9 ~ 4:30-6:30pm

On Saturday, December 9th from 4:30-6:30pm there will be a service opportunity for St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church. The organization is Feed My Starving Children, a national based Christian organization. Volunteers are needed to help pack food which will go to malnourished children around the world. There are 30 volunteer spots.

For more information, contact Matthew Peters.

Treasures in Earthen Vessels Seminar

December 9, 2017: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Exaltation of the Holy Cross Orthodox Church presents:

Treasures in Earthen Vessels:

Prayer and the Embodied Life Seminar

Dec. 9th 10 am to 2 pm

Exaltation of the Holy Cross 10030 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85028

ph# 602-867-6025

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.

Email frthomasfrisby@gmail.com or call 602-867-6025 with your reservation confirmation.

HOLY IMAGE HOLY BLOOD Seminar

December 8, 2017: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Friday, Dec. 8

7pm-9pm

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

 

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.