Writer. Joined LPP in 2017.
Michael Haldas is an author, religious educator, speaker, and a life-long fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and similar works. Echoes of Truth: Christianity in the Lord of the Rings was a true labour of love honouring the work and the man who created it. Prior to this work, Michael 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.
In addition to writing, Michael also does twice-monthly podcasts for Ancient Faith Radio and a blog series for the Orthodox Christian Network's (OCN). He is published monthly in Theosis Magazine and his articles have been featured in several other publications. He is also a member of the Orientale Lumen Foundation, an organisation dedicated to Catholic and Orthodox unity; the Orthodox Speakers Bureau; and is on the board of the Washington Theological Consortium.
Michael teaches adult religious education at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George in Bethesda, Maryland, and his class is live streamed through OCN to thousands globally. He has a degree in English and has completed graduate level studies in world religions. Michael has also published short stories in the fantasy and dark fantasy genres and wrote the fantasy fiction novel, Avatar Dawn.