SURVEY - Orthodox Parenting & Technology: Holy Use in the Home
My name is Cooper Buss and I am a parishioner at St. Mary's GOC in Minneapolis. As part of my Master of Theology degree through the Antiochian House of Studies, I am working with the clergy of St. Mary’s to create a number of resources to educate and equip Orthodox parents to lead their families in the holy use of technology.
The Metropolis of Chicago Book Club
For the Life of the World: Towards a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church
This event is facilitated by Rev. Dr. Perry Hamalis, the Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion at North Central College (Naperville, IL ). Deacon Perry earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Boston College, an M.Div. from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (valedictorian), and a Ph.D. in Religious Ethics from the University of Chicago.
At North Central College, he teaches courses in Christian Ethics, Philosophical Ethics, Religion, Politics, and related topics. Dn. Perry has published and lectured internationally on topics pertaining to Eastern Orthodoxy, Bioethics, and Social Ethics, including the books he co-edited with Dr. Valerie Karras, "Orthodox Christian Perspectives on War" and "For the Life of the World: Towards a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church".
Please see the attached flyer (in the Inserts section) for details and ways to download or purchase the book. This will be a Zoom-only event, on March 16, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CT. Our own Fr. Perry is one of the clergy facilitators for the discussion.
Learn more at: chicago.goarch.org/event/engagingwithfaith/2023-03-16/
Announcing 2023 Roselawn Program Prices
Advance planning can give you and your family peace of mind and is also cost-effective. Annual cost increases are typically at least 2% and have risen over 26% since 2013. The St. George Roselawn Cemetery Program continues to offer lots at Roselawn in Roseville for a 15% discount off list prices. All revenue from lots supports our church and its ministries. These lots are in the St. George section, adjacent to the “Greek” section, and easily identifiable by the monument/altar table. Contact the church office for more information.
2023 Discounted Prices for Parishioners:
$6,970 = Monument Lot (2 Graves)
$4,925 = Flat Lot (2 Graves)
$2,667 = Flat Lot (1 Grave, Limited Availability)
(These prices reflect a 15% off Roselawn Retail Price)
This continues to be one of those great opportunities where you can support the church, save some money and create a legacy for your family all at the same time. Lots for both monument and marker (flat) stones are still available. Please follow Roselawn regulations for care and beautification of your loved one’s lots.
The table-like monument marking our area from Victoria street is visible on google maps and google satellite view at the links below and can be found on the church website.
Earthquake Relief Fund
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America announces the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Earthquake Relief Fund, a fundraising effort by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to provide humanitarian aid to the victims of the recent earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria. The Archdiocese has set an initial fundraising goal of $500,000. Donations can be made online or checks may be sent to: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, 8 East 79th St., New York, NY 10075 (Made Payable To: "Greek Orthodox Archdiocese" Memo: "Earthquake Relief Fund"). More information can be found here: https://www.goarch.org/donate/earthquake-relief-fund.
WHERE ARE YOU, ADAM?
Movie in the Greek language with English subtitles
This film is an immersion into the life of one of the monasteries of Holy Mount Athos. Secluded monastic life full of authentic characters and everyday saints comes forth onto the screen from under the wraps of our mundane priorities. What emerges is a fascinating account of a completely unparalleled way of life within a thriving monastic community in the midst of the twenty-first century. «Where are you, Adam?» is set at the ancient Dochiariou Monastery on the western shore of Mount Athos, the Aegean peninsula dedicated solely to Eastern Christian monasticism.
Images of nature alternate with the monks' almost ceaseless round of work and prayer, creating a rhythmic bond between man and the natural world that hints at a paradise we all dimly yearn for. The jewel of this rich Byzantine setting, however, are the monks themselves, whose warmth and authenticity have been captured through a revelation of their daily lives, each with its joys, hopes, and frailties. By inviting the filmmakers into their midst, the monks hope to encourage each viewer to awaken to his own resurrection. A central figure in the film is the monastery Elder, Abbot Gregory, whose decades of leadership have given him a keen understanding of the souls under his charge and their desire to regain for themselves a state akin to the humanity of Adam before the Fall.
WHEN? March 12 at 2:30 pm
WHERE? Plymouth Grand 15 (Mann Theaters) -3400 Vicksburg Ln N #13, Plymouth, MN 55447
At Eventbrite- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movie-where-are-you-adam-minneapolis-mn-tickets-539812061407
- Film’s website - https://denpeirazei.com/whereareyouadam
- Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUejKrpaE8w
Support for those in Need
Please contact Fr. Perry or our Ladies Philoptochos if you or someone you know is in need (food, clothing, shelter, etc.). Our Ladies Philoptochos & Missions & Benevolence, FOCUS MN, etc. are here to help!
2023 Lighthouse Camp dates are Saturday, June 24, 2023 – Saturday, July 1, 2023. Registration for the Orthodox Camp for High School Seniors will open on March 6, 2023, at noon! For more information: https://chicago.goarch.org/lighthouse/.
Pilgrimage of Discovery, applications are now open!
The Pilgrimage of Discovery is a 7-day, all-expense paid, faith, and cultural trip to Constantinople from July 31, 2023, to August 7, 2023, for young adults of the Metropolis of Chicago. The mission of the Pilgrimage of Discovery is to reconnect Greek Orthodox Young Adults from the Metropolis of Chicago with their faith and cultural roots. You can find more information and apply here: https://chicago.goarch.org/pilgrimage-of-discovery/.
The Liturgical Arts Academy (TLAA)
We’re planning now for this year’s Academy and will open registration in March! TLAA 2023 — August 20 - 26, 2023. The Liturgical Arts Academy offers training for those who want to learn Byzantine chant or iconography in the tradition of the Orthodox Christian Church. The Academy is a one-week intensive program led by experts in these disciplines.
More than just a classroom, TLAA offers a comprehensive atmosphere of prayer, study, fellowship, and communion with other faithful servants who care deeply for the spread of the Church and the worship of the Holy Trinity. The Diakonia Retreat Center in the foothills of South Carolina is the perfect setting for spiritual renewal, as we overlook the lake, walk the paths, and worship in the magnificent Panagia Chapel. You can find more information here: https://www.theliturgicalarts.org/