MICHAEL HALDAS

Michael Haldas is an author, a religious educator, and a speaker. He wrote the book Sacramental Living: Understanding Christianity as a Way of Life, which he presented special leather bound editions of as gifts to both Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in private audiences at the Vatican and the Patriarchate. He is also the author of Echoes of Truth: Christianity in the Lord of the Rings, which is available in both an illustrated version and a text only version. Michael also has a podcast series with Ancient Faith Radio, a division of Ancient Faith Publishing, and writes a blog series for the Orthodox Christian Network's Sounding Blog about understanding and living our faith. Through the Orthodox Christian Network, Michael's weekly LIVE Adult Education classes are seen by thousands   worldwide; and, due to the networks of AFR and OCN, his work to date has reached nearly 2 million people in 65 countries. He is published monthly in Theosis Magazine and his work has been featured in The National Herald, Pravmir, The Orthodox Observer, and other publications. Additionally, he has recorded and contributed to multiple DVD and CD educational projects. He is also a member of the Orientale Lumen Foundation and the Orthodox Speakers Bureau. He teaches adult religious education at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George in Bethesda, Maryland and has worked with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Religious Education Department to create educational lessons and materials.