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Chrysostomos Robert Geis


I am academically and canonically qualified to answer all questions on ethics, ritual, and questions of philosophy as it regards Eastern Orthodoxy. I see that some questions answered here in the site on Eastern Orthodoxy are given a black and white tone. My approach is more [pastoral, which would acknowledge that the human situation does not always come in answers of black and white.

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I am a Prelate Protosyncellus in the Eastern Church, and oversee a community of Priests in the Society of Saint Basil, an autocephalous congregation established and approved under Russian Orthodox Primate in the US in 1917.


I have published thirteen books on Philosophy and Theology (see Robert Geis at Barnesandnoble.com or Amazon.com) and have published in scholarly journals


BA, MA, and PhD, as well as DD

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2017-01-21 prelenten gospels:

Your question addresses the Gospel reading (Luke 18: 10-24) for the tenth Sunday (February 5th this year) before Easter (the Bright Feast of the Resurrection) being replaced in some Orthodox calendars

2016-11-27 Trinity:

Holy Scripture, the inspired unerring word of God, at Genesis 1:26, Genesis 3:22, John 10:30, Matthew 28:19, 1 Corinthians 8:6, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Matthew 3:16-17. John 14:26, John 1:14, 1 John 5:7-8

2016-10-31 fasting:

Fasting is an integral part of Holy Orthodox practice. I will address only the laity fasting times here, and not the fasting in which monks partake as part of their vows.    1. Fasting during the Great

2016-10-27 qualifications to give a sermon:

Only an ordained male is allowed to deliver a sermon (i.e., preach the Word of God) in the Holy Orthodox Church to the people. Seminarians take a course in homiletics, but the chrism of the Holy Spirit

2016-09-30 long hair:

I'm not quite certain regarding your focus on this particular issue. I try here to answer questions on Orthodoxy that pertain to grace and salvation. The issue of Nazarite practice of hair length in comparison


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