Worthy Work

by Fr. George Morelli A common human experience is that when one is absorbed in work or activity that one deems worthwhile, time seems to fly; one is often so deep in concentrated focus as to ‘forget about self;’ the opposite of this is the experience of listlessness. On a purely human level we could […]

PRIDE: The Source of All Evil

by Fr. George Morelli There is no doubt that most readers have heard the aphorism: ‘money is the root of all evils.’ This apothegm is actually a popularization of St. Paul’s instruction to St. Timothy (1Tim 6: 10): “For the love of money is a root of all of evils. . . .” Of course, […]

Clergy Burnout and Fatigue

Priestly ministry is especially demanding because as Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev writes: “The sacrament of priesthood is deeply significant…Despite the Orthodox emphasis on the ‘royal priesthood’ of all believers, the Church also recognizes a difference between laypeople and ordained clergy, the latter being entrusted with the celebration of the Eucharist, and having the power of ‘binding and loosing’. Ordination into a hierarchical rank, be it of bishop, priest or deacon, is not only a change of status but a transition to another level of existence.”

Truth And The Disarming Technique

by Fr. George Morelli What to Do When One’s “Truth” Does Not Match the “Others’” Truth ““Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Every […]

The Power of the Name

Implications for Orthodox Psycho-Theology by Fr. George Morelli In this essay, Fr. Morelli masterfully expresses the depth of Incarnational theology – the teaching of Orthodox Christianity about God, man, and spiritual reality – and the dangers of departing, even apparently,  from its foundational truth. We are approaching the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the […]