The Mystery of the Church and My Search for Truth

                    Today's posting is by Stefan Pavićević.  Welcome Stefan!  Stefan Pavićević was born and raised in the city of Bitola, the Republic of Macedonia Continue Reading
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What American Orthodox Believe: A Survey

  A frequent visitor "Prometheus" posed a very good question with respect to my posting "An Orthodox Remedy to Evangelicalism's Heresy Epidemic."  He asked: My question is what such a survey would look like in Orthodoxy. Protestants lack Continue Reading
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An Orthodox Remedy for Evangelicalism’s Heresy Epidemic

  A significant proportion of American Evangelicals hold views that are at odds with the historic Christian faith. This is the finding of a Christianity Today article: “New Poll Finds Evangelicals’ Favorite Heresies” (October 2014). The Continue Reading
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Why I’m Becoming Orthodox (3 of 3)

  Part 3    Why I Became Orthodox - I Always Was by Matt Ferdelman   Today's posting is by Matt Ferdelman.  Welcome Matt!  Matt Ferdelman is a catechumen at St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church in Dayton, Ohio. Matt was born Continue Reading
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Why I’m Becoming Orthodox (2 of 3)

  Part 2 -- Why I Deny Penal Substitutionary Atonement by Matt Ferdelman   Today's posting is by Matt Ferdelman.  Welcome Matt!  Matt Ferdelman is a catechumen at St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church in Dayton, Ohio. Matt Continue Reading
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Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

                  Today the Virgin goes forth, making her way to a cave where from her, ineffably, God the eternal Word will be born. Let the world be filled with joy, hearing Continue Reading
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Why I’m Becoming Orthodox (1 of 3)

Part 1 -- Scripture and Tradition by Matt Ferdelman   Today's posting is by Matt Ferdelman.  Welcome Matt!  Matt Ferdelman is a catechumen at St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church in Dayton, Ohio. Matt was born into the Pentecostal Continue Reading
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Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire?

Folks, This is a response to a long and interesting comment by 'Prometheus', a frequent visitor to the OrthodoxBridge.  Part I contains Prometheus' comment and Part II my response. I underscored parts of Prometheus' lengthy comment as a way Continue Reading
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Déjà Vu All Over Again

            Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick recently wrote “My Presbyterian Field Trip: A Fragmenting Tradition” in which he described a meeting at a church that was considering leaving the mainline Presbyterian Continue Reading
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Evangelicals Talking With Orthodox

  Evangelicals Talking With Orthodox In early November 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev of the Russian Orthodox Church visited the Rev. Billy Graham to wish him a happy 96th birthday. The visit was more than a symbolic gesture. Soon Continue Reading
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