Are You A Publican, A Pharisee Or Both?

I’m a Publican. But I’m also a Pharisee. And you are too. Here’s a quick refresher of the parable that Orthodox Christians commemorate on February 20: He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and …


Why I Converted To Orthodoxy – Part 1

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Becoming an Orthodox Christian is no small matter in the first place. Coming to Orthodoxy from a Southern Baptist background can cause friends and relatives to look sideways and wonder what has gotten into you. In my case, everyone has …


Should Orthodox Converts Evangelize?


Do all Orthodox converts fall into the trap of bringing their Protestant zeal to evangelize with them? Or is it just me? Finding Orthodoxy has been a revelation to me, and it’s something that has given me joy, an increasing …


Thomas Hopko: A Prayer Primer

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Someone who is investigating Orthodox Christianity will soon encounter the words of Father Thomas Hopko, a priest and theologian who left this world in 2015. Fr. Hopko was a beloved teacher and apologist for the faith. His lectures and commentaries on …


I No Longer Fear Martyrdom

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“I came to Orthodoxy because I wanted to be part of a faith that would prepare me for martyrdom.” The words hit me like a gunshot. I had only just begun to explore the Orthodox Church and this bold declaration …