The Story of Fr. Maximus Regis Urbanowicz Baptized Roman Catholic, later becoming an Episcopal* priest and missionary, and three years ago having been received with his family into the Holy Orthodox Church, he is a zealous Orthodox missionary and evangelist. Maximus has been involved in various church ministries including Foundation Park –a ministry for the poor, […]
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 […]
Those who predicted that, in becoming Orthodox, I would be cutting myself off from my own people and my national culture have been proved wrong. In embracing Orthodoxy, so I am convinced, I have become not less English but more genuinely so; I have rediscovered the ancient roots of my Englishness, for the Christian history of my nation extends back to a period long before the schism between East and West.
Orthodoxy, so I recognized in a sudden flash of insight, is not merely a matter of personal belief; it also presupposes outward and visible communion in the sacraments with the bishops who are the divinely-commissioned witnesses to the truth. The question could not be avoided: If Orthodoxy means communion, was it possible for me to be truly Orthodox so long as I still remained an Anglican?
Dairy farmer’s highly unusual conversion results in excommunication from his church, community by Jim Carney Josef Klarr wanted to know about the origins of the Christian church. Klarr, 39, grew up Old Order Amish in Ashland County and began studying the roots of the church. He went to the library at the Ashland Theological Seminary […]