In Patience, Possess Ye Your Souls

by Alf Siewers I was many years in coming to the Orthodox Church.  In spite of my many sins and willfulness to the contrary, God kept nudging and guiding me.  Although my family was blessed with a strong Christian heritage, I was raised in an intellectual atmosphere that was essentially hostile toward Christianity, and any Orthodox background was centuries removed.  My mother was of New England Puritan background with deep family roots in Chicago (her grandfather actually was at the convention there that nominated Abraham Lincoln).  My dad's family was a mix of Irish Catholic and Norwegian Lutheran background (a step-uncle of mine is … [Read more...]