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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
Let us now Gather and worthily acclaim with hymns, the pious and crowned MARTYR ARTEMIUS, the greatest among Martyrs and richest bestower of miracles, who raised the trophies of victory over the enemy; for he intercedes with the Lord for us all.
In the early years of the 4th century, the great persecutions of Christians were ended by the Emperor Constantine, who established Christianity as the official religion of his empire. Under his orders, pagan temples were destroyed and idol worship was abolished.
Old ways, however, do not die easily. After the death of Constantine, a bitter struggle for his throne ensued between his sons and other members of the imperial family. The ultimate winner in this battle for supreme power was Constantine’s nephew Julian, who immediately renounced Christ and began a campaign to restore paganism to its former prominence.
One of the first to raise his voice in protest was Artemius, the regional governor of Alexandria. Artemius had been a high ranking official in the court of Constantine the Great, distinguishing himself as a military leader as well. When Julian began to torture the respected leaders of the Church, Artemius went to directly confront the Emperor. Julian urged the aged Artemius to join him in renouncing Christ, commanding him to submit to a series of brutal tortures. Despite suffering severely, Artemius remained steadfast in his allegiance to Christ. Julian ordered him beheaded, but Artemius left him to ponder his dying words: “Your end is already near, and in short time, your memory will perish with a resounding noise.” The saint’s words were prophetic. In less than a year, the Emperor was killed in a fierce battle with the Persians and the new ruler quickly overturned the government’s stance on the Christian 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.