Church History Series 1, Post 2: The Importance Of Biblical Interpretation For Early Christian History

The Continued Importance of Proper Interpretation for Defining Christianity Ignatius of Antioch Bishop of Antioch from 69-107, when he was martyred in Rome, he explicitly taught the kerygma (the message of Jesus as the Christ, as the Crucified and Risen Savior, the one who is both human and God).  In the Epistle to the  Ephesians,…
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Church History Series 1: The Holy Spirit In The Church (Israel), Giving Gifts And Guiding Interpretation

Since some of my readers may not have read a previous, award-winning blog of mine (Frontier Orthodoxy), I will slowly bring over and re-post posts that may serve a purpose here on our parish blog.  Here is the first post in a series of Church history posts.  This posts simply was intended to highlight the…
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Standing On The Rock In The Midst Of American Currents

Many Americans consider America a “Christian religion.”  There is certainly warrant for such a belief, given that many early immigrants and frontiersmen and women placed religious values upon their experiences and shaped their narratives accordingly.  Yet, the nature of that religious component has changed.  Now, not all change is bad.  The Roman Catholic school system…
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The American Religious Context: A Tradition Of No Tradition

The parish building in Minot is still in the process of being gutted and cleaned.  Fr. Anastasios thought it would be more appropriate for us in Fargo to help them at a later stage, when refurbishing the temple. In the meantime, I wish to start posting a little more regularly and thought I’d start with…
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Photos Of The Flooding Of Minot’s Orthodox Christian Temple

Earlier this morning, I received some photos of the flooding of the temple of St. Peter the Aleut Orthodox Church in Minot.  As you can see, the mold has begun to grow.  Also, the pictures cannot disclose the stench in the building itself. You won’t get into the basement any time soon: Here is a…
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