Polamalu went on ‘quest to find the truth’

By Jerry DiPaola, Pittsburgh Tribune Review Pittsburgh Steelers iconic safety Troy Polamalu is a convert to the Orthodox faith. You can see him constantly making the sign of the Cross in the Orthodox manner after every play of every game. He is a regular visitor to Orthodox monasteries with his wife and children. More on his conversion story can be found here at Journey To Orthodoxy. Steelers safety Troy Polamalu said his quest for religious guidance was an attempt to find true meaning in his life. "I wasn't satisfied with what my idea of faith was," said Polamalu, 29, who said he felt blessed to be exposed to Catholic, … [Read more...]

The Church

Part Four from the "Becoming Orthodox" blog. Christ did not found a philosophical movement called Christianity, he founded His Church. Then he said that the gates of Hell would not overcome it. From the Orthodox Wiki: The traditional belief in the Church is attested to in the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed as the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. By this phrase is meant that the Church is undivided and not many (one), sanctified and set apart for the work of God (holy), whole and characterized by fullness and universality (catholic), and has at its essence the going out into all the world to preach the Gospel … [Read more...]