PRISON MINISTRY GUIDELINES

(From the O.C.P.M. Website)1. Be yourself.2. Be an understanding friend and a good listener.3. Be honest.4. Be consistent and dependable.5. Be willing to learn.6. Be prepared for the reality. Have a plan and follow it.7. Always be respectful of and work with the chaplain and the correctional facility administration and staff.8. Dress appropriately.9. Know and [...]

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Official Prison Guidelines for Letter Writing

Florida Department of CorrectionsFrequently Asked Questions RegardingWriting to an Inmate1. How do I write to an inmate?1. All correspondence addressed to inmates must be sent by U.S. Postal Service mail. Correspondence sent by other courier or delivery services will be refused.2. Inmates shall not be permitted to receive routine mail in padded envelopes.3. Always use [...]

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The Role of the Laity in the Orthodox Church

The word church in English is akin to German Kirche and Scottish kirk, derived ultimately from Greek kyriakos, relating to kyrios, which means “lord” or “master,” and thus the Church is an institution relating to the Lord; the equivalent word in French is église, which is derived from Latin ecclesia, from Greek ekklesia which means [...]

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