Tag: Oikonomia

Oikonomia for the Majority—Akriveia for the Minority
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Gender and Sexuality

Oikonomia for the Majority—Akriveia for the Minority

by John A. Heropoulos  |  ελληνικά One of the Orthodox Church’s greatest strengths is the pastoral care used to nurture the faithful.  The authority to offer spiritual care is vested in the bishop and extended to the local community through the parish priest; the spiritual father of a particular flock. Through the sacrament of Holy…

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