From the daily archives:

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Moving East

June 25, 2009

When I became a Christian in 1980, I was living with a Roman Catholic family and attending a Jesuit high school. I attended Mass and religion classes, but on the whole I was underwhelmed by Christianity as it was presented. I was growing more and more hungry for God, but the religion I saw seemed […]

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Strange Yet Familiar: My Journey to the Orthodox Church-Bishop Kallistos (Ware)

June 25, 2009

Heaven and earth are united today. — Hymn from the Vigil on Christmas Eve O strange Orthodox Church! — Father Lev Gillet An absence and a presence I can remember exactly when my personal journey to Orthodoxy began. It happened quite unexpectedly one Saturday afternoon in the summer of 1952, when I was seventeen. I […]

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From the West to the East An American Pilgrimage to the Orthodox Church

June 25, 2009

I don’t remember when I first became aware that there are other than Roman Catholic or Protestant Christians. There are so many Catholics and so many Protestants in the United States that the Orthodox virtually are an invisible minority to many. When I finally became aware of the Orthodox, I was not impressed. I heard […]

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