Monday, November 16, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
Denominations never bothered me as a Protestant. It was just a fact of life. But as I read Church history and inched closer and closer to Orthodoxy, the reality of 30,000+ denominations began to hit home; it ceased to be merely a statistic or fact of life and turned into a cause for great mourning. The Great Schism and the Reformation are two famous examples in Church history where the brokenness of humanity wounded the witness of Christianity forever.
Perhaps the most striking thing I realized during that time was that, though I have Luther to thank for the revolt against indulgences and whatnot, I still was not in line with what he believe. That is to say, though Martin Luther is the hero of many Protestants, these same Protestants would vehemently disagree with his belief in infant baptism and the reality of Christ's presence in the Eucharist.
God had mercy on us and allowed us to join the Orthodox Church in 2013. Watch the video below and see what Frederica Mathewes-Green has to say.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Perhaps you are also wondering what the sign of the cross means. Check out this video where Frederica explains how Orthodox Christians make the sign of the cross, what it means, and how she began to appreciate the Tradition of the Orthodox Church.
This video is part of an ongoing series entitled Welcome to the Orthodox Church produced the Theoria Youtube Channel .
Monday, August 31, 2015
The Saints who have fallen asleep in the Lord are not dead, they are alive! For our God is the God of the living, not the dead! And they are with Christ, now, worshipping him and praying for us. Watch the video and let me know what you think!