community, spiritual life

From Prof to Priest

Here is an interesting feature I wrote recently about a Greek Orthodox priest who was once a professor at a school of pharmacy. Click here to read the full story of his faith journey.

16 thoughts on “From Prof to Priest”

    1. That’s interesting. I can see several parallels between the two paths. I thought this man was particularly interesting since his original work was such hardcore science and getting to such a large university that early in a career is no joke. That’s a lot of preparation and a lot of success to walk away from — but he seems very happy with his choice.

      πŸ™‚ God’s wages may be slow, but they’re sure!

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  1. I remember watching a doc about a police officer that decided to change his profession to doctor. He was in his 40’s or 50’s (can’t remember, but later in years) and he went back to school to become a doctor. Said he was tired of seeing people out on the streets dying and wanted to make a real difference by saving lives in the ER. He became a doctor too. Seems both these men had a calling, always there in their hearts, just took awhile to hear it. One to heal the broken bodies and the other to heal the broken souls. Either way, they both became what God wanted them to always be…true healers. Beautiful story, thanks for sharing.

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    1. πŸ™‚ Thank you. It’s very unusual to get into med school that late in life. I’m sure he brought a really interesting perspective to the job that most people wouldn’t have.

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  2. Our Archbishop of Canterbury originally gave up a career in business and has a great grasp of real life and the way money works – along with a compassionate understanding of the inequalities of its distribution. I’m sure many going into a ministry later in life can bring a lot to their congregations- but it helps to have a very understanding family!

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    1. I’m sure that’s true. That’s interesting about the Archbishop of Canterbury and understanding the financial system from the inside. Jesus certainly talked about money a lot. How we interact with it probably does say a lot about our soul! πŸ™‚

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