The Hotel: Why I Checked-Out of Protestantism: Part 6

by G. D. Andreano The Problem of Private Interpretation “Submit yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” – Eph 5:21 Another major problem Protestantism perpetuates is the blindness to the existence of an interpretation, thanks to doctrines like sola scriptura. Because Protestantism puts no real authority in something outside of itself (Ecumenical Councils, […]

Mass Baptism of Foreigners and Migrants in Phthiotis, Greece

Now THAT is a baptismal procession! The Phthiotis Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church has, in a mass baptism, baptized thirteen graduates of its diocesan catechetical school for foreigners and migrants, reports Romfea. The service of illumination and union with Christ was celebrated by Metropolitan Nicholas of Phthiotis in the presence of friends and family […]

The Hotel: Why I Checked-Out of Protestantism: Part 5

by G. D. Andreano The Problem of the Canon of Scripture While most Protestants love the Bible, many do not know the origin of their own canon. Many think their Bible is an English version of what the Church has always used since the time of Christ. As I have discovered in my journey, this […]

97% of Moldovans Identify as Orthodox Christians

According to the 2014 Republic of Moldova census, 96.8% of its citizens identify as Orthodox Christians. This represents a 1.3% increase over the 2004 census, reports Orthodox Moldova. The census data was just released at a press conference on March 31, three years after it was collected. The next largest religious group in Moldova is […]

The Hotel: Why I Checked-Out of Protestantism: Part 4

by G. D. Andreano The Problem of “the Word” “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – Jhn 1:1 I’ve read many Evangelical Protestant criticisms about Roman Catholicism (and/or any opposing Protestant denomination whatsoever), and I keep seeing the same false presuppositions within nearly all […]

The Hotel: Why I Checked-Out of Protestantism: Part 3

by G. D. Andreano The Problem of History “Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which you have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.” – 2 Th 2:15 A third reason I left Protestantism follows the second, which is the perpetual schism that occurs because of an ignorance of Christian history. The […]

The Hotel: Why I Checked-Out of Protestantism: Part 2

by G. D. Andreano The Problem of Authority “Now I beseech you, brethren, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfected together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” – 1 Co 1:10 […]

The Hotel: Why I Checked-Out of Protestantism: Part 1

by G. D. Andreano Preface My departure from Protestantism was a change that occurred very slowly over the course of multiple years. However, before I begin talking about the problems I have found in my examination of Protestantism (which are largely my reasons for leaving), I want to preface this by saying that I am […]

Kenyan Archbishop Makarios expresses gratitude to Bishop Paul, Faithful for Motorcycle Donation

In mid-March 2017, His Grace, Bishop Paul received a letter from His Eminence, Archbishop Makarios of Kenya, formally thanking him and the Diocese of the Midwest (OCA) for the donation of additional motorcycles for his clergy. As widely reported, it was in November 2015 that Bishop Paul had initiated a diocesan-wide drive to raise funds […]

Orthodox Evangelizing with African-Americans

This was just posted on a Facebook group I am a part of and I only wish I could have been there myself. John is a Facebook friend, and I hope to meet him face to face someday. You can read his conversion story here, To Be Black and Orthodox: Part of My Story, and […]