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Within the local parishes of North America, the bishop's throne stands empty for the majority of the year. The bishop is an occasionally honoured guest rather than a true, consistent pastor of the local flock.
This has not always been the case, nor need it be so forever. In The Empty Throne: Reflections on the History and Future of the Orthodox Episcopacy, Fr. Lawrence R. Farley explores how the Orthodox episcopacy developed over the centuries and suggests what can be done in modern times to bring the bishop back into closer contact with his flock.
Number of Pages: 152
Vendor: Ancient Faith Publishing
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
A Church in Captivity: The Greek Orthodox Church of AmericaGeorge Edmund MatsoukasiUniverse / 2008 / Trade Paperback$13.76
Archpriest Lawrence Farley is the pastor of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church (OCA) in Langley, B.C., Canada. He received his B.A. from Trinity College, Toronto, and his M.Div. from Wycliffe College, Toronto. A former Anglican priest, he converted to Orthodoxy in 1985 and studied for two years at St. Tikhons Orthodox Seminary in Pennsylvania. In addition to the Orthodox Bible Companion Series, he has also published Let Us Attend, One Flesh, The Christian Old Testament, Following Egeria,and A Daily Calendar of Saints.
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