b. to read (online articles)

The Accessible Church, by Fr. John Matusiak

Blessed Kevin

a visually impaired man who sought God

Blessed Matrona of Moscow

a holy Russian woman who was physically blind, but illuminated in the Spirit

BRINGING UP CHILDREN: Multiply Blessed and Fully Alive: To Grow in Faith is to Glorify GodMultiple Intelligence Theory” and Learning in the Orthodox Church by Stephania Gianulis

Christian Bioethics in a Post-Christian Age

by H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.

The Church: A place for the sick and the lost, by Abbot Tryphon 

Confronting Poverty and Stigmatization: An Eastern Orthodox Perspective

by John D. Jones 

A Contemporary Miracle: Fr. George Florovsky and the Wild Child 

from the weblog Simply Orthodox

Defining A Christian Doctor

by Spiros A. Lazarou, M.D., from Journal of Biblical Ethics in Medicine

 Mystagogy: Demonic Possession or Mental Illness?

“The Desperate Situation of Children with Disabilities in Russian Institutions,” Sergey Koloskov

Disability and Communion

Embracing People with Disabilities within the Church. A Statement by the Standing Conference of Orthodox Bishops in America (SCOBA)

Orthodoxy and the World (Pravmir): Do We Need Sick Children?

End-of-life: the traditional Christian view

by H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., Ana Smith Iltis. From Lancet 2005; 366: 1045–49

Joseph’s Corner: Entitlements for the Poor

Excerpts from “The Fathers Speak On Entitlements for the Poor” by Susan  R. Holman 

Father A. reflects on his having Alzheimers

A monastic word

2008 Teen SOYO President Christopher Shadid’s Review of “Moral Issues” in John Breck’s book “God With Us: Critical Issues in Christian Life and Faith”

The Golden Thread of Faith: Mental Illness and the Soul

An Interview with Dr.Marina Busigina, from the magazine The Road to Emmaus 

Growing Up: Disability and Cultural Dynamics in an Egyptian/American Family  

An 11 pp. paper available for download as a PDF.

Helping Martin Succeed

by Gina Bernard, from Antiochian.org

How Can the Church Minister to the Chronically Ill?

from Morning Coffee  – one Orthodox Christian mother’s insights

Ian and the Family of Believers

from Antiochian.org

Icons for the Blind

from Incendiary

Kindness as a Reflection of God’s Love,

by Fr. Hector Firoglanis of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Lancaster, PA

To the Ends of the Earth: Liturgy for the Deaf

“I Love God!” + The Legacy of Deacon Philip Gilbert

by Fr. Gregory Rogers; from Again Magazine, Summer 1997

Loving a Child with Autism

by Khorea Frederica Matthewes-Green; frederica.com

 The Ministry of Suffering

This Perfect Soundness 


Overcoming the disability of mental imprisonment (Role of Reason and Logic in Our Spiritual life)

Pravmir.com: Mercy as a Way of Life, by Anastasia PIka

Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah for Sanctity of Life Sunday

 from the archives of oca.org

Michael Anagnos, “who made the sightless see”

by Michael Namee, Sept. 6, 2010. Micheal Anagnos was the longtime head of the Perkins School of the Blind; from  OrthodoxHistory.org

Miracle On Behalf Of Royal Martyr Tsarevich Alexis Romanov And A Call For Further Prayer

A Letter by Elizabeth; Compiled by Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes
April 26, 1998

Mystagogy: St. Mark the Deaf

Patron Saint of the Deaf

Mystagogy: The Venerable Nikephorus the Leper

Origins of Christian Orthodox diakonia: Christian Orthodox philanthropy in Church history

 by Rev. Dr. Demetrios J. Constantelos

Orthodox bishops opposed starving Terri Schiavo

(scroll down to the 2nd report from the bottom) News Report, Spring 2005. In Communion- Website of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship

An Orthodox Christian Perspective: The Living Will/Health-Care Proxy: An Interview with Fr Thomas Hopko

from the Spring 2004 edition of the Orthodox Christian Journal, Volume 77, number 1 More from OCAMPR Health Care Proxy and Directives Funeral Instructions and Directives (Orthodoxy.org: Directives)

Orthodox Diakonia

Portal on the History, Theology, and Challenges of Social Service in the Orthodox Church

Orthodoxy and Same Sex Attraction

by Steve Robinson; from Pravmir.com: Orthodox Christianity and the World

Rambling thoughts on Mental Illness

by Alana, from Morning Coffee

Reconcilation Across Generations

by Jessica Rose, from In Communion: The Website of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship

Russia: Church and State Sign Agreement to Prevent Abortion (Pravmir.com) 

“joint efforts to provide assistance and support to pregnant women whose prenatal diagnosis indicate to the malformation of the fetus, as well as mothers who give birth to a child with developmental disabilities.”

The Sacredness of Newborn Life

by Fr. John Breck, from In Communion: The Website of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship

Special Needs in the Sunday School Classroom November 2, 2014 by Elissa Bjeletich  &  Update: Special Needs in the Sunday School, February 2, 2015 by Elissa Bjeletich, by 

St. Cyril of Alexandria’s Homily on St. Luke 14:12-14

St. John Chrysostom, Almsgiving, and Persons with Disability

by William Gall, from In Communion: The Website of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship

St. John Chrysostom’s Homily on St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 1:1-2

(who St. John prefers to feast with) from Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Mystagogy: A Ukrainian Monastery and it’s Orphanage

We Autistics Grow Up and Grow Gracefully into Ourselves, and We Are Here to Stay

by Xenia Kathy Grant, in The Communicator, Spring 2008, p. 4. See also Planet Autism.com: Autistic Adults Picture Project – Xenia Grant

Welfare, Church, and Gender in Greece (excerpt)

by Effie Fokas & Lina Molokotos Liederman (scroll down)

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