The first duty Father Cleopa sought from the faithful was the devout preservation of the Orthodox Faith, meaning all of the dogmas and mysteries of the Holy Orthodox Church, for without true Faith, even if all possible good works are performed, no one can be saved.
video of a seminar given by Fr. Aris Metrakos of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church San Francisco, CA, at Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral In Greenville, SC
Prior to coming to San Francisco, Father Aris served the community of Holy Trinity in Columbia, South Carolina. He also served as an Orthodox Christian chaplain to the University of South Carolina, and served the Orthodox Christian Fellowship chapter he founded. Father Aris was ordained to the Diaconate in January 1988, and to the Holy Priesthood in January 1989. Following ordination, he also served parishes in the Metropolises of Boston and Atlanta, prior to his assignment in Columbia, South Carolina. Father Aris holds a Master of Divinity (Summa Cum Laude) from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA.
1. Why Pray?
2. Standing before God with our mind in our heart.
3. Living in the Present
4. Being Real
5. The Church, Uniqueness,and Humility
6. How to Pray
7. Threefold Way
Metropolitan KALLISTOS Ware - What is Prayer?
A Lecture given at Seattle Pacific University in 2008
His Excellency, the Most Reverend Metropolitan Kalistos (Ware) of Diokleia (b. 1934, also known by his lay name, Timothy Ware) is a titular metropolitan of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Great Britain. From 1966-2001, he was Spalding Lecturer of Eastern Orthodox Studies at Oxford University, and has authored numerous books and articles pertaining to the Orthodox Christian faith.