This course treats the history, theology, and practice of Orthodox Christian social action, beginning with the period of the Apostoloc Fathers and extending to today. Besides weekly reflections on the readings, each student will also be responsible for conceiving, designing, and initiating a small project of service to the local community. Some weeks the class will, during its assigned time period, observe Boston-area social entrepreneurs in action, meaning that we will hold class off campus. Students will be assigned to a social ministry site during the semester. Course is cross-listed.