2011 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

I wanted to share this as a way of giving thanks. I’ll be back to writing soon. My deepest thanks to the family of readers of Glory to God for All Things. I cannot express how close you are to my heart and how much you mean to me! Richest blessings in the New Year and the Feast of St. Basil the Great!

Beneath His mercy,

Fr. Stephen +


Here’s an excerpt:

London Olympic Stadium holds 80,000 people. This blog was viewed about 530,000 times in 2011. If it were competing at London Olympic Stadium, it would take about 7 sold-out events for that many people to see it.

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About Fr. Stephen Freeman

Fr. Stephen is a priest of the Orthodox Church in America, Pastor Emeritus of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also author of Everywhere Present and the Glory to God podcast series.





11 responses to “2011 in Review”

  1. Marsha Childress Raasch Avatar

    Happy New Year! We love you!

  2. Lynne Attaway Avatar
    Lynne Attaway

    Well, yes, the numbers are impressive, but the richness and fullness of Father Stephen’s posts and replies go way beyond what one might glean at a typical Olympic Stadium event. Not apples and oranges, but apples and a one-storey universe.

  3. Galatian Avatar

    I think the figures reflect your always thought-provoking and often humbling posts. Not only that, but you have attracted a following of well-informed and interesting commentators.

    Blessings for the forthcoming year.

  4. Darrell Avatar

    Thank you for your time and effort in creating this blog: your postings greatly assisted me in my journey with Christ.

  5. fatherstephen Avatar

    I pray that the posts hold to that. It’s where I hope to live my life – both when I write – and when breathe, eat and drink, etc. Best of the New Year!

  6. fatherstephen Avatar

    The truth is difficult. I will continue to share the truth here – the truth God has given me. I generally do not engage in polemical conversation (except when I do). In my experience, argument and logical apologetic are almost never effective in the cause of the Gospel – it’s more mysterious than that. Thus, they play a role, but not the one we think. And last, it is the Gospel (which utterly transcends our logical efforts) which will save the world and all that are in it. I pray for us in this New Year.

  7. Karen Avatar

    Thank you, Father. Your blog has been a blessing to many.

    (On the other hand, I’m a bit uncomfortable to learn that I am reported to be the “most active” commenter on the blog. :-P)

    May God speed your recovery. A very happy 2012 to you and yours!

  8. fatherstephen Avatar

    I note your comments with joy! I think of you as a partner in conversation (though there must be a more proper Orthodox term – I will consider this) without which the blog would not be what it is. Many thanks, and many years!

  9. reedettes Avatar

    We love you, Father Stephen. We will be praying and looking for your “occasional” posts. I am awed by your humility and faithfulness and example. We think of you and pray for you often.

  10. Theodossia Avatar

    I would like to wish you a speedy recovery.
    You were greatly missed this last week, since reading through your blog became a daily ritual to me, even though I do not make any comments usually.
    Thank you for your efforts to share your thoughts with us. I know I am merely repeating what many others have said before me: please keep posting, we need it!!!

  11. Mark Avatar

    ‘Glory to God for all things’ is one of the few internet spaces I delight in visiting. I give thanks to God that you can maintain a space so full of an irenic, kind, and gentle spirit, while continuing to generate such thoughtful reflection and discussion that so many (thousands!) can benefit from.
    I pray you continue to live what you preach; it is palpable and makes all the difference.
    Much love and thanks, and indeed Glory to God for all things!

    -Mark Basil

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