Stanley S. Harakas

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Father Stanley Samuel Harakas is a priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. He is a distinguished teacher of Orthodox theology, and a significant resource in Orthodox ethics. He served as dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Hellenic College where he also taught from 1966 until retirement in 1995. He also was visiting professor at a number of other schools. He has been active in the Ecumenical Movement on local, state and international levels, serving in the Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation Commission of the World Council of Churches.


Fr. Stanley was born in 1932. He received his collegiate education from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School, earning both undergraduate and theology degrees. Prior to his ordination to the priesthood in 1956, Stanley was married to Emily G. Maniates. They had five children. In 1965, he earned a Doctor of Theology degree from Boston University.

Fr. Harakas is the author of eighteen books, both scholarly in the field of ethics and theology, and educational volumes for a popular audience. Additionally, he has written over a hundred scholarly articles.

Fr. Harakas also served as pastor of a number parishes in Massachusetts. In retirement Fr. Harakas has continued to serve Christ by serving new missionary parishes in the American South: in 2001, as the priest of Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and in 2002 at a new parish in Brooksville, Florida.


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