Tag : vocation of the laity

Written on Jul, 02, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

The besetting sin, if I may speak boldly, of Orthodoxy in America, is that too often, we tell the laity to leave their professional and technical competencies at the door to the Church.

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Written on Jul, 02, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

While the clergy have our own role in the work of discerning what in the culture is compatible with the Gospel, it is not–fundamentally–our vocation. It belongs to the laity to determine what in the culture can serve the Gospel. More importantly, it is your vocation as baptized Orthodox Christians, to shape the culture according to the Gospel.

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