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Metropolitan KALLISTOS Ware to Speak at St. George Antiochian Church of Troy, MI Feb. 19

His Excellency Kallistos, Metropolitan of Diokleia, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Great Britain, will lecture on “The Future of Orthodoxy in the United States - Eucharistic Community & Unity: Achieving Both” on Tuesday, February 19 at 7 p.m. at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2160 E. Maple Road, Troy.

Born Timothy Ware in Bath, Somerset, England, Metropolitan Kallistos is an auxiliary bishop of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Great Britain and an internationally known writer and lecturer on Orthodox Christianity ( His books include The Orthodox Church and The Orthodox Way.

Metropolitan Kallistos’s lecture is sponsored by Detroit-based St. Andrew House – Center for Orthodox Christian Studies. “For more than 15 centuries, Orthodox Christians were defined by their faith and worship, following the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to ‘Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,’ said the founder and president of St. Andrew House, the Most Rev. Nathaniel, Archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate of the Orthodox Church in America.

“Yet in America, the Ancient Orthodox Church is seen as an ‘ethnic' church, defined more by the nationality of its members rather than the tenets of the One-True Faith,” Archbishop Nathaniel said. “Metropolitan Kallistos will explore the future of Orthodoxy in American and offer his thoughts on how a united Orthodox Church can prosper and effectively preach the Gospel in today's world.”

Metropolitan Kallistos’s lecture is open to the public. The attendance fee is $10. For reservations and additional information, contact Dean Calvert at or (248) 624 1222.

St. Andrew House Center for Orthodox Christian Studies was founded in 2001. Its mission is to promote the Orthodox Christian faith by word and example through formal instruction, worship and good works. It exists to serve the Orthodox clergy and faithful of metropolitan Detroit and to be a symbol of the unity of the faith.

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