by Wesley Giesbrecht A Shrinking Circle and an Enlarging Ecclesiology I was a part of a prison ministry team with her father and it just so happened that the day she discovered the letter and showed her parents was the day of one of our trips to the prison. The whole time I was nervous and […]
by Wesley Giesbrecht From Symbol to Sacrament Part of my Evangelical Anabaptist upbringing was a complete rejection of the sacraments. Baptism was only an act of public declaration and the Eucharist (a word entirely foreign to my upbringing; it was simply called ‘communion’) was nothing more than a memorial meal. This was something I held on […]
by Wesley Giesbrecht Ever since I was baptized into the Eastern Orthodox Church on September 7th, 2014, I’ve thought of possibly writing an article about the reasons for my leap out of Evangelical Anabaptism and into Eastern Orthodoxy. I’m sure that many people have wondered about why I made the jump and the reasons that I […]
The Orthodox view church as a hospital for a sick soul, where you receive medicine, where you receive healing. … This is one place where it’s OK not to be OK.
By Angela Ward Ask most East Texans about the major divisions of Christianity and their response will probably mention only two of the three: Roman Catholics and Protestants. The third branch of Christianity, Eastern Orthodox, is relatively unknown in most of the southern United States, but that’s beginning to change. The Rev. John Mikita, pastor […]