Priestly (and Pastoral) ‘Paradigms’

A friend who is a priest sent me recently the link to a very interesting 9and intriguing) article written by an Orthodox priest about various models for priesthood.

I found that these transcend the Orthodox boundaries and might be useful for self-analysis of clerics of all denominations.

Here are the six models described with unusual sharpness and candid spirit by Fr. Aris Metrakos:

1. The Priest as Shaman

2. The Priest as Cruise Director

3. The Priest as CEO

4. The Priest as Museum Curator

5. The Priest as Chaplain

6. The Mission Priest

If you are intrigued enough, you may read the whole article HERE.

What do you think?

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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