Orthodox Perspectives on Halloween


For families and teachers, Ancient Faith Radio is featuring several helpful posts about the Orthodox perspective on Halloween.

Fr. George Morelli, Orthodox priest and psychologist, gives frank talk on the origins of Halloween and speaks to how parents can approach the holiday and how the festival can be redeemed in his podcast, “Orthodoxy and Halloween.”

A book for children, titled Halloween Town, by Dennis Eugene Engleman, draws children in with an enchanting story line about the dangers that lie behind the Halloween spirit. Parents can buy the book at the Regina Press website. Children can also listen to a reading of the book on Ancient Faith Radio.

In another insightful reflection, Fr. Peter Bouteneff speaks of the cross and its relationship to Halloween, in his Oct. 19 podcast episode: “Halloween, Demons and the Cross.”