by Fr. Janis Kalnins As an Orthodox priest, I am often asked the question, “How is it that you, a Latvian, were drawn to embrace such a non-traditional Faith? After all, Latvians are predominantly either Lutheran or Roman Catholic.” It grieves me that so many people have a narrow, nationalist understanding of Orthodoxy. In my […]
by Alfred Kentigern Pavlos Siewers When I was covering airplane crashes and other tragedies major or minor for the Chicago Sun-Times, at the scene of such events or crimes or other suffering I would often pray and ask myself “How can I be of service, Lord?” I was very unworthy in my efforts. Despite a […]
My thanks to Dave Brown for directing me to this excellent interview! Professor of Theology, Dr. Robert Moore-Jumonville of Spring Arbor University, interviews SAU Alumnus Matt Brown about the Orthodox Church, his conversion to it from Methodism and his future life as a seminarian at St. Tikhon’s: Interview with a New Seminarian Source
Very few are ever convinced of the truth of Orthodoxy simply by reading, just as very few ever become Christians simply by reading the Bible: Orthodoxy, like all true (orthodox) Christianity is not a book, it is a life.
My husband and I have both had the exact same sentiment. There is no returning to Protestantism. It’s Orthodoxy – or it is nothing.