“I WAS IN PRISON AND YOU CAME TO VISIT ME”
With the rate of incarceration in the US being the highest of any country in the world, it is only a matter of time before the family of a prisoner, or an ex-felon, will appear at your parish door.
Fr. Stephen Powley has the story:
About the author:
This article was written for Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (Post Office Box 468 Fleetwood, PA 19522-0468) and is posted here with permission. Fr. Stephen a priest of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America and serves as the Proistamenos at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Pueblo, CO. He also serves as the Assistant Director for Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry. Fr. Stephen served as a Prison Chaplain for almost 26 years before retiring in August of 2010.