The Rev. Daniel Hackney, a self-professed “ecumenical mutt,” has found a home in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church. Father Daniel, 45, grew up in a Baptist family, was active in the evangelical Jesus movement, attended Assembly of God and Roman Catholic universities, and served as a pastor in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod for 10 years. […]
by Cecilia Dickson My first encounter with Christianity came at a very early age. I was very damaged at birth and not expected to live, so was given emergency Baptism. My earliest recollection is of the (CofE) parish Sunday school. I remember having little stools to sit on and of the walls being covered with […]
by Fr. John Maxwell (Part Two) (Part 1 of Fr. John’s article was published in the October 1997 issue of the Dawn. Both it and the following were originally published in the SS. George & Alexandra’s monthly newsletter, “The Mustard Seed”, which is used successfully as an outreach tool by this mission. In fact, we […]
by Fr. John Maxwell (Part One) I was raised in a middle income family in Southern California. My father John was a hard working and well educated man. He was successful in a broad range of occupations, and this makes him a fascinating man with keen insight into people. He instilled in my brother and […]
After some discussion, I asked him to celebrate a Divine Liturgy in such a way that I could understand it. He took me into the Holy Altar, explained as much as necessary, allowing me to watch every action and hear every prayer. That day, in early May of 1995, I was “smitten” with Orthodoxy.