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Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis
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Rev. Fr. Daniel Kostakis is a progressive Christian cleric active in ministry for over 13 years focusing on critical theology and human equality. He has a background in Charismatic Evangelical and Eastern Orthodox Churches. He is an Old Catholic priest, ordained on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Daniel resides in Bloomington, Indiana with his spouse Andrew and their son.

His personal blog, The Body is Many, can be found at:

Entries by Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis

Orthodox Wedding Crowns and Two Men (PHOTOS)

(71) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 10:05 PM


On Saturday, June 8, 2013, hundreds of thousands of couples across the United States and the world gave their vows of love to one another. Some of these weddings were religious, some were not, some were expensive and grand, others were minimalistic,...

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Lord's Prayer for a Modern People

(15) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 11:38 AM

In the Gospel reading for July 28, 2013 according to the Revised Common Lectionary we hear the classic words spoken by Christ which we call the 'Lord's Prayer' or the 'Our Father.' Our text from St. Luke read:

"When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come....
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God Weeps Over Boston Through Us

(9) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 7:50 PM

"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away." The Book of Revelation

Dear Children of God:

It is with great weeping and heavy hearts we...

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The Parable of the Prodigal Son: Which Character Are You?

(34) Comments | Posted March 10, 2013 | 8:31 PM

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Who do we find ourselves to be the Parable of the...

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The Stations of the Cross

(100) Comments | Posted February 24, 2013 | 4:36 PM

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A Lenten tradition in Western Christianity is to meditate upon the journey Christ took to Calvary. These stations or...

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When Strangers Become Family

(4) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 2:55 PM

Wednesday afternoon, my iPhone chimed letting me know a message had arrived. I glanced down and there was a simple text from my mom with the three letters: ILY. ILY stands for I Love You and my mom proudly, and rightfully, considers herself the original texter since she created this...

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Progressive Catholics Fighting for Marriage Equality

(40) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 11:30 AM

It was recently reported by the Human Rights Campaign, according to an image appearing on their website: The Catholic Church is a top funder of discrimination with $1.1 million given this election cycle alone. It is a heart breaking fact, which the article then specifies more explicitly is...

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Matthew Shepard: An Icon of the Queer God

(107) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 5:27 PM

The sky is neither light nor dark but rather eerily confused, as if the very heavens were unsure how to respond to the dreadful sight displayed before it. A young man is alive but unconscious. His broken, bloodied and disfigured body is tied up and left for the beasts of...

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An Open Letter From the Heart on Marriage Equality

(8) Comments | Posted October 6, 2012 | 2:18 PM

Dear Family,

I call each of you family for that is precisely who we are as the united human race, dependent upon each other in this journey of life. We are children of the Divine, called to love one another wastefully and see in each other the beautiful, mystical, and...

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