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.
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 (4)
Greek Orthodox Religion and Spirituality
Orthodox Christian Spirituality
Media Appearances (1)
Fr. Michael Courey: Orthodox Church Must be More Inclusive, Welcome Same-Sex Couples
OrthodoxNetwork Blog online
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.
Sources of Inspiration for the Contemporary IconographerIcons and the Liturgy, East and West: History, Theology, and Culture
Self-Examination in Preparation for the Sacrament of ConfessionSt. Katherine Publications
Holy Relics and the Service of Consecration in the Orthodox ChurchThe Annual Resource Companion