GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AMERICA
January 31, 2005
Contact: Fr. James W. Kordaris, Director
Department of Outreach & Evangelism
Tel. 646/519-6160 Fax. 646/519-6166
Web site: www.outreach.goarch.org
NEW RESOURCE FOR OUTREACH & EVANGELISM
"OUTREACH & EVANGELISM: Some Practical Steps"
The Department of Outreach & Evangelism of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese
of America announces the release of a new booklet titled, "Outreach &
Evangelism: Some Practical Steps", a guide to outreach and evangelism in
the parish. These practical steps are based upon the personal experiences
of parish priests and laypeople active in the ministries and administration
of the parish, and draw upon the wealth of literature and research dealing
with the important issues and aspects of outreach and evangelism in our
parishes. This booklet offers ideas for improving our outreach to inactive
Orthodox, inquirers, visitors, non-Orthodox spouses, people with
disabilities and more.
Fr. James Kordaris, Director of the Department of Outreach & Evangelism
stated, "We hope that this booklet will be a tool for discussion in parish
councils, local Philoptochos chapters, outreach committees, and among all
concerned Orthodox Christians. We pray that these practical steps will lead
to action in our parishes that will bring many more people to the fullness
of Truth in the Orthodox Christian Church."
To obtain copies of this booklet of practical steps, contact the Department
by email (outreach@...
), telephone (646/519-6160) or fax
(646/519-6166). Price is $2 per copy including shipping and handling.
Numerous additional resources are available on the Department web site at
The Archdiocesan Department of Outreach & Evangelism was established by
Archbishop Demetrios of America in January 2003 "?to bring the Gospel of
our Lord to all those within the boundaries of our Archdiocese of America
who thirst to know The Way, The Truth and The Life." The mission of the
Department of Outreach & Evangelism is to revitalize the faith of active
Orthodox, reach out to inactive Orthodox Christians, meet the needs of
those inquiring about the Orthodox faith, offer tools for parish renewal,
and offer guidance in the establishment of new parishes.