Baptizing Culture

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St. Moses the Black Orthodox Parish

2038 Bedford Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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This year's Conference will explore dimensions of "Baptizing Culture" at the intersection of the Church's salvific ministry and culture.

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The 2022 FSMB Conference

Baptizing Culture: We heard them speak in our own tongues the mighty works of God.~Acts 2:11

Come join us for the 29th Annual Fellowship of St. Moses the Black Conference as we explore what it means to “Baptize Culture”! Is this a new idea, or does it have deep roots in Christian Faith and practice? How has the “baptism of culture” helped cultural groups, through the centuries, to draw closer to Christ and live a Christian life? What are the implications for Orthodox Christian life and outreach in the Americas? Which aspects of our cultures are most suitable and favorable for “baptism” so that we can hear “in our own tongues the mighty works of God?”

We have lined up dynamic speakers who are deeply involved in cultural ministry, to lead us in thoughtful and spiritually-enriching conversations. All are welcome to come.

Dates: October 14-16th, 2022

Hosted Parish: St. Moses the Black Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh, PA

In-person Full Conference fee: $125 (covers 4 meals through the weekend)

Virtual Full Conference fee: $35

  • Children 12 and younger are free

Monastics are free(Request discount code)

Scholarships are available!

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The Mission of the Fellowship of St. Moses the Black (FSMB) is to equip Orthodox Christians for the ministry of racial reconciliation, and to share the Orthodox Christian faith with African Americans and people of color.

Conference Speakers

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Father Moses Berry

  • President Emeritus
  • Priest of the Orthodox Church in America
  • Curator of the Ozarks Afro-American Heritage Museum
  • National speaker on African American history
  • Contributor to An Unbroken Circle: Linking Ancient African Christianity to the African American Experience
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Mother Katherine Weston

  • Nun in the Orthodox Church
  • President of FSMB
  • Master’s in pastoral care and counseling
  • Licensed Counselor
  • Author and International Speaker
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Father Paul Abernathy

  • Parish Priest at St. Moses the Black Orthodox Church
  • CEO of Neighborhood Resilience Project
  • Author of the Book, "The Prayer of a Broken Heart"
  • National Speaker
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Dr. Carla Thomas

  • FSMB Legacy Member
  • Board of Trustees-St. Vladimir Seminary
  • Family Physician
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Dr. Zhanna Lehmann

  • Founder and Director of the Illinois Orthodox Choir
  • Instructor at the Illinois String Academy of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Rev. Dr. Alexander Goussetis

  • Director of the Center for Family Care of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese
  • Author of Practicing Prayer: A Daily Workbook
  • Parish Priest at Transfiguration Orthodox Chuch in Pennsylvania
  • Host of the podcast Family Matters on Ancient Faith Radio
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Fr. Dcn. John Gresham

  • Deacon at St. Basil the Great Orthodoc x Church
  • Author of Become All Flame: Lent with African Saints

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