Harakas, Stanley

Harakas, Stanley

Stanley Harakas is a priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and a distinguished Orthodox theologian and ethicist. He is Archbishop Iakovos Professor of Orthodox Theology Emeritus in the field of Orthodox Christian Ethics at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Mass.

Stanley Harakas at OrthodoxWiki

Short biography

Internet Resources


Medical Ethics

For the Health of Body & Soul: An Eastern Orthodox Introduction to Bioethics, 1980.

Pastoral Guidelines: Church Positions Regarding The Sanctity of Human Life, 2002.

Sexual Ethics

Orthodox Ecclesiological Considerations on the Application for Membership in the NCCC by the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, 1984 [drafted by Harakas, need to scroll down!]



Political/Social Ethics

An Orthodox View on Child Abuse, from Contemporary Moral Issues Facing the Orthodox Christian, pp112-7

Analyzing Ethically Orthodox Sources For Addressing Ecological Issues

The Teaching on Peace in the Fathers, Chpt 6 of Wholeness of Faith & Life: Orthodox Christian Ethics, 1999.

No Just War in The Fathers, August 2003, Revision from American Orthodoxy, Winter 1992.

An Annotated List of Harakas' Writings on War & Peace Issues, 1999.

Crisis in Education: A Moral Cause, The Hellenic Voice


Biblical Reflections

Suffering & Victory (Mk 8.31-38; 9.2-9), Christian Century, Feb 1997

Journey to the Cross (1 Cor 1.18-25), Christian Century, Feb 1997

Provoked to Repentance (Eph 2.1-10; Jn 3.14-21), Christian Century, Feb 1997

Repent Then Obey (Jer 31.31-34; Ps 51.1-12; Ps 119.9-16; Heb 5.5-10), Christian Century, Mar 1997

Paschal Light (Acts 10.34-43; 1 Cor 15.1-1; Jn 20.1-18 or Mk 16.1-8), Christian Century, Mar 1997.

Now What? (Acts 4.32-35; Ps 133; 1 Jn 1.1-2.2; Jn 20.19-31), Christian Century, Mar 1997

Ready for the Coming of the Lord (Mt 25:1-13)



Ten Ways To Participate In Worship, Pay Attention, Be Still & Pray, from Entering Into Worship


The Counsels of Christ

The Stand of the Orthodox Church on Controversial Issues

All Things New in the Resurrection [PDF]

Faith in General and Faith Specific, The Hellenic Voice

The Genius and Barriers of Orthodox Worship, The Hellenic Voice

God, Science and Religion, The Hellenic Voice

Newsmagazines and Christianity: An Unscientific Review, The Hellenic Voice

Patriarch, Pope and Orthodox Life, The Hellenic Voice

Why? The Virginia Tech Murders, The Hellenic Voice

Orthodox Christian Unity in America, The Hellenic Voice

An Interview with Harakas

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