Northeastern Seminary Blog

Bringing Comfort and Peace Through Hospice

Posted on Wed, May 29, 2013 @ 11:27 AM

The connection is made, often in the absence of words, through a gentle touch, a long and loving exchange of truly seeing each other, holding a frail hand, reading a Psalm, or simply sitting and meditating by the sound of the laboring breath of the dying. It is a deep connection that I highly value and am honored to experience.” This is fulfillment for Stergios Skatharoudis, (C25, MA/MSW) who is called to hospice care.

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Tags: chaplaincy, hospital chaplain, hospice care, ministry to the dying and bereaved

What's It Like to Be a Chaplain?

Posted on Wed, Oct 19, 2011 @ 11:23 AM

With only 44 percent of Americans regularly attending some form of religious service, and only 61 percent of that total identifying themselves as Christian, students and alumni of Northeastern Seminary respond by bringing God’s love to people’s everyday lives—as chaplains.

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Tags: chaplaincy, military chaplain, hospital chaplain, hospice chaplain, army chaplain, VA chaplain