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Early in 1993 during a "chance" meeting of three Orthodox Christians, an idea was born. As residents of Daytona, the three discussed the need and feasibility of establishing an English-speaking Orthodox Church to serve all ethnic backgrounds in the Daytona area.
Direct links to the lectures by His Eminence Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos. Audio will open in new window.
Lecture 1: Orthodoxy Theology and Western Theology
Lecture 3: Biology, Bioethics, and Biotheology
SAINT CATHERINE was from Alexandria in Egypt. The emperor Maxentius is said to have come to the city, and Catherine stood up to him to defend her faith and modesty. He punished her with exile and stole her wealth. Another story tells of the emperor inviting 50 philosophers to contend with her in public debate. The arguments of the learned men were no match for the 18 year old Catherine, who was then subjected to persecution by the authorities, using a wheel of spikes for torture.
She received the crown of martyrdom about the year 311. Eventually her remains were taken to the famous Monastery on Mt. Sinai, which has been known by her name for some fourteen hundred years. Her body remains enshrined in the monastery for veneration.
The reverence of St. Catherine is still widespread in the Church. Some of this is due to her association with the monastery, where archives contain the cultural and religious treasures of the Byzantine, Arabic, Syrian, Latin and Slavonic ages of the Church. Then there is her devotion to learning, her steadfastness in Christian virtue and chastity, her love and loyalty to Christ even unto suffering and death – these are no easy accomplishments! It is no wonder that the devotion of St. Catherine has persisted to our day, and that she will continue to rank among the great saints of the Church.
The Orthodox Weekly Bulletin – Cliffwood, NJ
Many of you may be familiar with the new Antiochian Archdiocese program Becoming Truly Human. Becoming Truly Human is a new evangelism program available to every parish in the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, and the ministry has been blessed to be shared with other jurisdictions.
Born in 1953 in Lancaster, SC, Father Michael Byars was raised as a Southern Baptist and was very active in the church. After graduating from high school, he was awarded a scholarship by his local Baptist congregation to study Art at the University of South Carolina. He struggled with what his vocation would be until he felt God's call to ministry.