Seventeen Outstanding Orthodox Christian Disability Resources

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Its hard to choose among the many wonderful efforts that are being undertaken in the Orthodox Church around the world, but here are seventeen to start with. In the RESOURCES there are many more. 

Five Ministries

 An effort by an Orthodox Parish Church,  the Tikhvin Icon of Our Lady Temple: providing 3-D icons for the blind and sign language for the deaf: http://rt.com/news/church-deaf-blind-moscow/

An Orthodox Monastery’s effort: homes and medical treatment for children and adults: http://www.obitel-minsk.by/obitel-minsk_mid538.html 

Comprehensive training toward a productive life in Lebanon: http://www.al-kafaat.org/

Respite care, day care, and permanent accomodation in Australia: http://www.estia.org.au/ 

Challenge Liturgy in various North American Greek Orthodox Christian Churches: http://www.archangelmichaelchurch.org/challenge.htm 

Eight Essays

Father Stephen Plumlee’s essays: The Handicapped and Orthodox Worship  http://www.oca.org/RHArticle.asp?SID=15&ArticleID=65 & Some Practical Suggestions for Parish Ministry To People With Special Needs http://www.oca.org/RHArticle.asp?SID=15&ArticleID=64 

Matushka Wendy Cwiklinski’s Church and the Child with Invisible Disabilities  http://www.oca.org/RHArticle.asp?SID=15&ArticleID=251 

Fr. John Matusiak’s The Accessible Church http://www.oca.org/RHArticle.asp?SID=15&ArticleID=55

Fr. Stephen P. Tsichlis Children With Special needs and the Orthodox Family http://www.stpaulsirvine.org/html/specialneeds.htm

Alana’s  How Can the Church Minister to the Chronically Ill? http://morningcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-can-church-minister-to-chronically.html 

 TEXTS IN ENGLISH | THE GOLDEN THREAD OF FAITH: MENTAL ILLNESS AND The Soul: an Interview with Dr. Marina Busigina

Khorea Frederica Matthewes-Green’s Loving a Child with Autism – Writings – Frederica.com 

A workbook, a booklet, a book, and an episcopal summary

 Inclusion Awareness Day WorkbookInclusion in Worship

 The Body of Christ: A Place of Welcome – Light & Life Publishing … The Body of Christ: A Place of Welcome for People with Disabilities by Fr. John Chryssavgis.

  Alan Philps – The Boy From Baby House 10

Disability and Communion | Standing Conference of the Canonical …  Orthodox  Bishops In the Americas

Image from http://full-of-grace-and-truth.blogspot.com/2009/06/appearance-of-holy-tikhvin-icon-of.html  
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