Month: November 2019

2019 St. Moses Conference: The Broader Scope of the Ancient Faith

Desert Fathers Dispatch

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It never ceases to amaze me how the Ancient Faith & Afro-American Conference brings us all together.  So many of us have now been a part of these Brotherhood gatherings that we have made the event a family reunion and homecoming combined.  It is the only time when one can see an African-American priest of a Serbian parish serve a Divine Liturgy with a subdeacon who was born in India.  This is where a white Hieromonk from California sings the praises of a 1950’s black spiritual singer  and serves the Divine Liturgy with a priest from the Alexandrian Patriarchate.  Instead of the typical Greek or Russian festival, the Brotherhood of St. Moses is the motley crew of Orthodox Christianity in America.

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Yes, there is a highlight on the African-American Christian experience and how it relates to Orthodox Christianity. That is the point of our existence.  Yet, we are far from…

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