I was loaned the book “The Orthodox Church”, and the rest was pretty much history – it convinced me that not only was the original faith of the apostles uncorrupted, that in that same line of reasoning/faith, the ancient church was still alive – and almost as proof, that book finally made the Gospel start to make sense to me! I definitely believed in the importance of the Holy Tradition – I never understood the sola scriptura thing I was reading in the Protestant Books – they didn’t seem to realize there were large gaps in what they considered to be simple teachings/knowledge, because they were all interpreting according to some mysterious code that I hadn’t been exposed to, but claiming it was just all “written in the Bible”.
by Fr. Barnabas Powell In this, the third in a series of four articles on Pentecostalism and his journey to the Orthodox faith, Fr. Barnabas sets the stage for his own spiritual odyssey. THE FIRE FALLS As I scanned my previous historical overview, I noticed huge gaps in the narrative, but to fill in all […]
No, Bill, it is impossible to be both Roman Catholic and Orthodox at the same time.
This series of articles are from the “Becoming Orthodox” blog. This is the first in a series of posts highlighting reasons why I have converted to the Orthodox Church. They are listed in no particular order. Some are big, important reasons; others may be small, wonderful but non-essential reasons. I hope they offer food for […]
by Fr. Barnabas Powell In this, the second in a series of four articles on Pentecostalism and his journey to the Orthodox faith, Fr. Barnabas sets the stage for his own spiritual odyssey. THE FIRE IS KINDLED Pentecostalism is poised to become the dominant expression of Christianity in the West. The phenomenal growth of Pentecostal […]