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Michael Courey

Lecturer of Theological Studies

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES, UH 3700

In addition to full time ministry as a Greek Orthodox priest, Michael Courey is a lecturer, speaker, visual artist and iconographer.

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Publications

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Photos

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Video

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Biography

Father Michael Courey born in Cleveland, Ohio, where he met his wife Maria (nee Tenekedes). Together they have four adult children and four grandchildren. In addition to full time ministry as a Greek Orthodox priest since 1986, Father Michael enjoys serving on the Advisory Board of the Huffington Ecumenical Institute at Loyola Marymount University, as well as working as a lecturer, symposium speaker, visual artist and iconographer. He currently is painting icons for St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church in San Juan Capistrano.

Education

Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Theology

DMin, Christian Spirituality

2007

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

MDiv

1986

The College of Wooster

BA, Studio Art

1979

Areas of Expertise

Greek Orthodox Religion and SpiritualityOrthodox Christian SpiritualityMinistry PhilosophyReligious Studies

Media Appearances

Fr. Michael Courey: Orthodox Church Must be More Inclusive, Welcome Same-Sex Couples

OrthodoxNetwork Blog  online

2017-04-20

On March 12, 2016, as a featured speaker at the Christian Family Life and the Challenges of Faithfulness symposium organized and sponsored by Huffington Ecumenical Institute at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in California, Fr. Michael Courey called on the Orthodox Church to be more inclusive and welcome same-sex couples into her sacramental life.

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Articles

Sources of Inspiration for the Contemporary Iconographer

Icons and the Liturgy, East and West: History, Theology, and Culture

2017

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Self-Examination in Preparation for the Sacrament of Confession

St. Katherine Publications

2014

Holy Relics and the Service of Consecration in the Orthodox Church

The Annual Resource Companion

2002