Category Archives: pastoral

The Ministry of an Orthodox Army Chaplain


The Ministry of an Orthodox Army Chaplain January 23, 2014 Have Icon, Will Travel: At 11:20 p.m. on April 3, 2010, a loud explosion broke the night silence around the main chapel on Bagram Air Field (BAF) in Afghanistan. I was … Continue reading

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20 questions before you preach your Christmas Sermon.


20 Questions to Ask Before Preaching Your Christmas Sermon Photo Credit: wbeem cc Dear Pastor, Your Christmas sermon is a big deal! The eternal destination of many who will sit in your Christmas service hang in the balance. Are you … Continue reading

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OLD AGE IS THE FULFILMENT, NOT THE DECLINE, OF LIFE


Italian English French Spanish V.I.S.| Receive V.I.S. free of charge | V.I.S. calendar 1/10/2013 ARCHBISHOP ZIMOWSKI: OLD AGE IS THE FULFILMENT, NOT THE DECLINE, OF LIFE Vatican City, 1 October 2013 (VIS) – The “International Day of Older Persons” is … Continue reading

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Make sure you understand fully Pope Francis and his latest statement


Pope Francis: Church too focused on gays and abortion Pope Francis says the Catholic Church must strive to heal wounds Continue reading the main story   BBC Pope Francis Vast crowd for Brazil Mass Pope’s daily routine Church’s road ahead … Continue reading

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Seven Reasons Every Pastor Should Have a Blog


This could be very helpful for pastors and congregations.  It will give some idea as to what is important to the pastor, how he encourages and/or suggests, and gives others insight into his thought processes.  It may also help him … Continue reading

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Why some become hospital chaplains


Rabbi Jason Weiner, who heads a team of 11 chaplains at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, talks with Helaine Shraga, who was visiting a patient. Photo courtesy of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center In the Jewish Journal: For Rabbi Jason Weiner, his one-year chaplaincy … Continue reading

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TIMES A BIT TOUGH FOR SOME PASTORS AND PRIESTS


Sandwich priest suspended for plagiarism By George Brennan gbrennan@capecodonline.com May 17, 2013 SANDWICH — One of the Ten Commandments is “thou shall not steal,” but an Episcopal priest has been suspended for allegedly lifting more than a dozen Sunday sermons … Continue reading

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