The Need to Know

(The following is a rough manuscript of my presentation at St. Basil the Great (Antiochian) Orthodox Church in Hampton on Saturday, June 24th.  Somewhere in mid speech, I attempted to make some changes off the cuff.  Those who heard my talk say it was great.  Of course, I am my own worst critic.  A link to … More The Need to Know

St. Moses Conference: Advice from the Bishop

The 23rd  Annual Conference fo the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black was held  at the Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church in Indianapolis last weekend.  I had a lively drive with Sarah Motley and Johanna Hargraves from Charlottesville.  I was excited to be there serving as a member of the National Board and one … More St. Moses Conference: Advice from the Bishop

St Moses Weekend: Reconciliation by the Pursuit of God and Christian Humanity

There are so many things to be divided over this year.  The arguments about the Black Lives Matter movement, whether or not it is disrespectful not to stand and salute the American flag when the National Anthem is played, Clinton vs. Trump; you would think that an African-American priest would speak from the topic of … More St Moses Weekend: Reconciliation by the Pursuit of God and Christian Humanity

Orthodox Evangelism & the African-American Community: A Two Way Street

I recently attended the Pan-Orthodox Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers Service at St. Constantine & Helen in Newport News, VA.  It was a blessing to see the clergy of our various jurisdictions from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach gather together to commemorate and worship one of the great high points of our faith.  That we affirm the … More Orthodox Evangelism & the African-American Community: A Two Way Street

A Reflection from the 22nd Annual Ancient Faith Afro-American Conference: Go Into The Deep

The 22nd Annual Ancient Faith Afro-American (St. Moses the Black) Conference has come and gone.  I thank God for my good friend and mother in the faith, Sarah, for saving me from making the trip by Greyhound as I did two years ago.  We had blessed conversations on the road and gained a greater understanding … More A Reflection from the 22nd Annual Ancient Faith Afro-American Conference: Go Into The Deep

Building The Bridge: Martin Luther King Day Speaking Engagement

I have wanted to speak on the subject for a couple of years now.  Thanks to Father Adam Sexton, I have been given the opportunity to explain how there is material for African-Americans and the Orthodox Church to reach out to one another.  I intend to post video of the presentation.  If not, I will … More Building The Bridge: Martin Luther King Day Speaking Engagement