The Northern Colorado Clergy Brotherhood
Christ's Call to Love
Book Study Leader:
Fr. Paul Abernathy
Pastor: St. Moses the Black Orthodox
Church, Pittsburgh, PA
CEO: Neighborhood Resilience Project
What We're About
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you,
that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you
have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35 - Orthodox Study Bible)
The objective of the Good Samaritan Project is to help the local Orthodox faithful focus on the practical and spiritual meaning of Christ’s call to love another, and His closely related call to help those in need. The Early Church changed the world because of its love of its adherents for one another, and for the way they demonstrated that love in supporting those in need. We believe our world today can be similarly changed if we would again fully embrace Christ’s call to love another.
Our focus is to:
Support and encourage community outreach within our parishes by sharing information about our efforts with one another and identifying opportunities to work more closely with one another;
Provide parishioners with opportunities to learn about the meaning of Christ’ s call to love and assist those around us; and
Organize periodic pan-Orthodox events to help those in need, open to all parishes to participate.
If these efforts are successful, we hope to expand our vision to include developing a uniquely Orthodox way of serving those in need. God willing, we may eventually establish an Orthodox spiritual presence in an underserved community in the Greater Denver area.