I have been an Eastern Orthodox Christian for almost 10 years. It was a long & arduous 34-year journey; a journey I am truly convinced God Himself enabled, guided & directed through His loving grace towards my unworthy self. I’m just your average & ordinary Orthodox Christian layman who likes to explore the bottomless depths & infinite riches of the Orthodox Faith & muse about what it means to believe in God who is “Everywhere Present Filling All Things.”
As previously stated–I am Eastern Orthodox–whole-heartedly Eastern Orthodox, in fact. I will write from that rich, 2,000 year old Tradition as well as my life experiences, both before & after becoming Orthodox. I greatly enjoy discussions about Faith with other Orthodox & non-Orthodox. Anyone of any faith system (or even no faith) is welcome to comment, but do realize that I will write, defend & respond according to the fullness of the Faith of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
The Faith of the East is vastly different than the Western theological traditions; one could almost say they are polar opposites. The mindset is different, the doctrine is different, the philosophical thought behind the Faith is different. The same words, salvation for example, have greatly different meanings between East & West. This can be very hard for those well-steeped in the Western traditions to understand. Please keep these thoughts in mind when commenting.
Please review the Blog site rules page (link at the top) before posting. Let us exemplify Christ at all times: “For God is not the author of confusion but of peace…Let all things be done decently and in order.” (1 Cor 14:33, 40) Therefore, there is no place for name calling, profane language or condemning anyone to hell; I am very adamant about this. Nothing brings communication to a screeching halt faster than these things. I will delete & block any & all flaming comments, as well as moderate or block those who persist in such things. I also reserve the right to stop the posting of comments to any blog if I think things are getting out of hand. Remember: “But if anyone seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God.” (1 Cor 11:16)