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.
by Fr. Dcn. Charles Joiner The author of the Orthodox Way of Life blog, Fr. Dcn. Charles tells it like it is. Having recently discovered that throughout much of my Christian life I was involved with “spiritual deception,” I find it necessary now to seek ways to fully understand and totally reject this error. My […]
by Fr. Leo Arrowsmith The Society of Jesus was my spiritual home for 24 years. 13 of those years were as a Jesuit missionary in Japan. Only after returning to the US and leaving the Jesuits to marry Denise Mason did I finally come into contact with Orthodoxy. It all started in my prayer closet […]