• Richard Barrett

    Artistic Director of the St. John of Damascus Society in Bloomington

    Richard Barrett is Artistic Director of the St. John of Damascus Society in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Liturgical Life

Liturgical Literacy

Recently, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s Metropolis of Chicago announced the ten areas of strategic focus they had developed during a three-day retreat. His Eminence Nathanael, Metropolitan of Chicago, said that these areas represent  “who we are and what we stand for as Orthodox Christians[.]” Number nine on the list was “Worship Engagement and...

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Church Life and Pastoral Care, Education and Academia

Internet Orthodoxy: Opportunities and Pastoral Challenges

The second International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care (DMOPC) took place at the Orthodox Academy of Crete in Kolymbari from 18-21 June of this year. The event’s principal sponsors were Pemptousia and Vatopedi Monastery, and it was attended by Orthodox Christians from Gree... Read more.
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Public Life

American Orthodoxy

Who gets to decide what it means to be Orthodox in America? Greeks? Russians? Converts? Foreign bishops? How do “cradle” and convert identities come together – or not? How do “diaspora” narratives that tie Orthodoxy to nationalism translate in an American context? What does Orthodoxy m... Read more.
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