This short article is highly recommended for inclusion in the parish council members notebook for required reading and discussion. Help them to focus on the real purpose of parish life and how this has been subverted by secularism and “the American way of religion”. A companion article entitled “Clergy and Laity in the Orthodox Church” is also available in the Stewardship Advocates Library and is also recommended for inclusion in the notebook.
View in larger font, download and print here: WHAT IS AN ORTHODOX PARISH? by Alexander Schmemann