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The Presbyter

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The Presbyter - Winter 2015 - Volume 16, Issue 2 »

  • President's Letter
    by Father John Touloumes
  • The APC 2015 National Clergy Retreat
  • On Psalm 110
    Elder Aimilianos explains Psalm 110 and its relationship to the Nativity of our Lord
  • Father Arsenios
    The story of Arsenios, a 19th century Athonite Spiritual Father
  • The Repentance of the Priest
    Hieromonk Gregorios explains the importance of the repentance of the Priest

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The Presbyter - Spring 2015 - Volume 16, Issue 1 »

  • President's Letter
    by Father John Touloumes
  • APC Spring Meeting Report
  • The APC 2015 National Clergy Retreat
  • It Begins and Ends with the Holy Priesthood
    by Mr. George S. Tsandikos
  • Fragmentation, Unity and the Holy Spirit
    by Monk Maximos of Simonopetra
  • Q&A: Answers to Liturgical Questions
    by Ioannis Fountoulis
  • The Confidential Assistance Program
  • Saints Peter and Paul: Chiefs of the Holy Apostles
    by Ioannis Fountoulis
  • Do-It-Yourself Digital Signage for Your Parish
    by Fr. Michael Monos
  • On Accidents Connected with the Celebration of the Divine Liturgy
    by Patriarch Kallinikos of Constantinople

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The Presbyter - Winter 2014 - Volume 15, Issue 1 »

  • President's Letter
    by Father John Touloumes
  • APC Board Fall Meeting Report
  • The APC 2015 National Clergy Retreat
  • The Orthodox Catechism Project
    by Father Evan Armatas and Deacon Paul Zaharas
  • The Forefeast of the Nativity
    by Ioannis Fountoulis
  • Q&A: Answers to Liturgical Questions
    by Ioannis Fountoulis
  • Tonsure of the Reader
    by Hieromonk Gregorios
  • The Confidential Assistance Program
  • Meta-Patristic Theology: Are the Fathers Relevant Today?
    by Monk Moses the Hagiorite
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The Presbyter December, 2012 Volume 13, Issue 1 »

  • President's Letter
    by Father Nick Anctil
  • The Senseless Violence in Our Society
    by Father Panayiotis Papageorgiou
  • Is Gay Marriage Just About Civil Rights?
    by Father Panayiotis Papageorgiou
  • Ease of Life and Christianity Do Not Go Together
    by Elder Paisios.
  • The Practice of Confession In The Bible
  • How to Prepare for Confession
  • The Priest and the Sacrament of Confession
    Contemporary and Classic Excerpts from:
    • St. Kosmas Aitolos
    • St. Nikodemus of the Holy Mountain
    • Father Alexander Elchaninov
    • Father Lev Gillet
  • The Orthodox Experience of Confession (Read article »)
    by Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia
  • Confession Confessor Confessing (Read article »)
    by Monk Moses of the Holy Mountain
  • Some Reflections on Confessions (Read article »)
    by Father Alexander Schmemann
  • Confession in an Age of Self-Esteem (Read article »)
    by Jim Forest
  • Confession and Spiritual Direction: Modern Questions Ancient Practice (Read article »)
    by Archimandrite Job Getcha
  • Repentance and Confession (Read article »)
    by Deacon John Chryssavgis

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The Presbyter June, 2010 Volume 12, Issue 1 »

  • President's Letter
    by Rev. Steven Tsichlis
  • The Perils of the Priesthood
    by Rev. Patrick Reardon
  • Physician, Heal Yourself!
    by J. Stephen Muse, Ph.D.
  • The Priesthood
    by Rev. Aris Metrakos
  • Contemporary and Classic Excerpts: The Priesthood in the Philokalia
  • What is a Priest?
    by Very Rev. Thomas Hopko
  • Repentance and Confession (Read article »)
    by Very Rev. Thomas Hopko

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The Presbyter November, 2009 Volume 11, Issue 3 »

  • Father George Calciu: Priest, Prisoner and Confessor
    by Rev. Steven Tsichlis
  • The Presbyter and the Essential Activities of the Church
    by Rev. Alkiviadis Calivas
  • The Art of Preaching Workshop
    by Rev. Gary Kyriacou and Rev. John Peck
  • Preaching in Difficult Circumstances: Suicide
    by Rev. Stavros Akrotirianakis
  • Contemporary and Classic Excerpts: On The Priesthood
  • A Grassroots Movement to Serve: The Program for Deacons is Growing
    by Marilyn Rouvelas

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The Presbyter September, 2009 Volume 11, Issue 2 »

  • President's Letter
    by Rev. Steven Tsichlis
  • Preaching the Word of God
    by Rev. Anthony Coniaris
  • Eschew Obfuscation
    by Very Rev. John Breck
  • The State of Preaching
    by Rev. Stanley Harakas
  • Contemporary and Classic Excerpts: On The Priesthood/Preaching
  • The Liturgical Sermon
    by Very Rev. Thomas Hopko

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The Presbyter March, 2009 Volume 11, Issue 1 »

  • What does it mean to be a Spiritual Father?
    by Rev. Steven Tsichlis
  • St. Gregory the Theologian: Three Principles of Spiritual Direction
    by Rev. Thomas Fitzgerald
  • The Spiritual Father in the Pachomian Tradition
    by Rev. Steven P. Tsichlis
  • The Spiritual Father in Orthodox Christianity
    by Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia
  • Contemporary and Classic Excerpts: On The Priesthood/Spiritual Fatherhood
  • Pastors, Spiritual Fatherhood and Spiritual Life
    by Metropolitan Anthony Bloom (1914 - 2003)

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