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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Theosis and Our Salvation in Christ

                  Athanasius the Great summed up the connection between the Incarnation and our salvation in the famous line: God became human, so that we might become god.  The doctrine Continue Reading
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Solo versus Sola Scriptura: What’s the Diff?

  Father Andrew Stephen Damick recently wrote: Protestants and a Churchless Tradition: “Sola” vs. “Solo” Scriptura.  It’s an excellent article and I encourage readers to read the entire article.  In this article I have excerpted Continue Reading
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