2024 Orthodox Christian Perspectives Presentation Overview

 Orthodox Christian Perspectives

February 16-17, 2024

“Mission Parishes in the North Texas Area”


North Texas Orthodox Missions (NTOM) held its annual retreat Feb. 16-17 at St. Demetrios GOC, Fort Worth and Holy Trinity GOC, Dallas. The theme this year was: The Great Commission within North Texas, Growth of Orthodox Christianity in North Texas. Over the past 30 years the number of Orthodox Parishes in our area has doubled. The Great Commission was the final instruction Christ gave to his disciples. Missions is important to the life of the church.


For both venues, Kerry Tassopoulos (NTOM member from Holy Trinity) served as the Master of Ceremonies. Fr. Nektarios Morrow (St. Stephen Mission GOC, Stephenville, TX) presented on the topic “The Apostolic Character of Contemporary Missions” which focused on applying the same principles and practices from the time of the first apostles to the modern world. Fr. Nektarios was followed by Fr. Joseph Huneycutt (St. Joseph AOC, Houston, TX) who presented on the topic of Pious Rules are for the Pious—Strengths, Weaknesses, and Rebelliousness: These three abide. The How-to, What Nots (and Whatever) of Church Growth.

The presentations were followed by questions submitted by those in attendance and answered by a clergy panel. In Fort Worth the clergy panel was comprised of the Fr. Nektarios who served as moderator, Fr. Joseph, Fr. Mark McNary (St. Peter AOC, Benbrook) and Fr. Basil Zebrun (St. Barbara OCA, Fort Worth). At the Dallas session in addition to our presenters, Fr. Gregory Farman (Ss Constantine and Helen AOC, Carrollton) and His Grace Gerasim Bishop of Fort Worth served as panelists.

The Fort Worth session is also available for viewing at the Saint Demetrios Facebook page.


Please click the images below for recordings of the three recordings of Fr. Nektarios, Fr. Joseph, and the Panel discussion, respectively: