Forty Excuses for Not Joining the Orthodox Church

Please don't skip down to the list immediately. This entire post outlining 'why I can't become Orthodox' is worthy of your time. Why do so few people of contemporary Western culture join the Orthodox Church? Before we attempt to answer this question, we would like to underline that this article is not about people of Western European origin, but about people of contemporary Western culture. These people are not necessarily of Western European origin and may not even live in any part of the Western world. Thus, on the one hand, I have met nominally Orthodox Russians, Romanians, Greeks and Lebanese who, lapsed from their Faith, are profoundly … [Read more...]