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- Greening the Orthodox Parish
- Christ in the Wilderness Programs
- ″On Earth as in Heaven″ Conferences
- Day of Prayer for the Environment
Learn how you can promote the stewardship of the Earth in your home parish.
“Even though the Eastern Orthodox Church is widely recognized as having a deep and profound theological understanding of the world as God’s creation, practice of this theology has been elusive. To address this dilemma this text provides guidance on the spiritual and physical steps that are necessary for Orthodox Christians to apply their theology to ecological issues. This book includes a special foreword by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew who introduces the challenge of greening the Church.”
It is our goal to form the best collection of Orthodox Christian environmental writing available today. You’ll be able to find writings by saints from the Ancient Church as well as academic reflection from modern thinkers. It will include everything from action lists for getting involved in your own parish and bibliographies to addresses by notable hierachs.
Workshops regularly held to nurture recovery of ancient awareness that Creation is a grand witness to the Creator, following the writings of the fathers and of many saints.
OFT facilitates one-day or weekend conferences and workshops on Orthodox Christian Transfiguration of Creation, and to date has organized two, one in Alaska and one in Pennsylvania.
Since 1989 when this observance on September 1 was initiated by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Demetrios, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has urged the faithful to embrace actions that honor and respect God’s creation.