Current & Future Programs - Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry
Current & Future Programs
Development of a seminary-level prison ministry curriculum similar to the one currently in place at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, and the encouragement of prison ministry as a priestly vocation.
Development of a certifying body for Orthodox prison workers.
Development of a parish training program to facilitate the creation of parish-level prison ministries all over North America.
The continued publication and distribution of Orthodox materials for people in prison and prison workers.
Organization of Orthodox in-prison retreats.
Provision of mental health and substance abuse counseling to people in prison.
Maintenance and growth of weekly prisoner correspondence programs.
Maintenance and growth of Aftercare program.
Ministry to the material and spiritual needs of the families of people in prison.
Aggressive lobbying for the recognition of the Orthodox Faith in every prison.
Provision of a convenient source of materials and networking opportunities for Orthodox prison workers throughout North America.
“Thank you for not forgetting the prisoners. My Dad became a Christian and is a totally different person because of your ministry.” -Anonymous