Combined, Fr. John and Fr. Stephen have been involved with prison ministry for well over 50 years. From their experiences in this work, they speak on the important concept of “Ministry of Presence” that is truly vital for all Orthodox Christians to understand. This concept is brought to life by the stories they share from their ministries. This presentation was given in Houston as part of an Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry gathering.
Chaplain Patrick Tutella, the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM), introduces listeners to a special guest with a remarkable story and then provides details about the upcoming OCPM National Convocation that will be taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 26-28.
Bobby Maddex checks in with Chaplain Patrick Tutella, the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Prison MInistry, to get an update on the important work in which his organization is engaged and to hear about new opportunities for those interested in ministering to the incarcerated.
Chaplain Patrick Tutella. the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministries (OCPM), and Kory Warr, OCPM’s Chairman of the Board, talk about Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday, which takes place every year on the sixth Sunday of Pascha.
Bobby Maddex interviews Chaplain Patrick Tutella, the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM), about OCPM’s 2011 Convocation in Toronto, Canada.
Bobby Maddex interviews Chaplain Patrick Tutella, the executive director of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM), about OCPM’s 2009 Convocation (July 28-30), the purpose of which is to bring together the many Orthodox clergy and laity from throughout North America who are practicing prison ministry or who are interested in practicing prison ministry.
Learn about the work going on in prisons as we talk with Fr. Duane Pederson from the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry. Listen at the end of the interview to learn about their search for a new Executive Director. Inquiries can be emailed directly to OCPM.
Dean Yianis, father to a 6 year-old named Theofanis who is battling Neuroblastoma, a rare type of childhood cancer, joins Fr. Chris to talk about his family’s experience with this disease and its impact on their spiritual lives. But first, Christ commanded us to visit those in prison, but what are we as Orthodox communities offering to prisoners? Chaplain Patrick Tutella is back on the show to encourage developing local prison ministries.
Fr. Steven Powly spent 26 years as chaplain in maximum-security systems throughout the country. He shares his experiences of lives transformed by Christ’s love.
His Grace, Bishop Demetrius speaks in regards to the convocation theme of Restoring Dignity. His Grace shares about uncovering what is already a present reality to us, hidden from sin, prejudice, and preconceived ideas.