Lay Services In The Orthodox Church

For those who visit an Orthodox service for the first time, one of the things that may strike them is the prominent role of the clergy.  Sometimes, non-Orthodox may even wonder whether we are so top heavy, that we lack the flexibility to evangelize and perform mission work.  That is, can anything be done liturgically…
Read More

Cultural Diversity In An Orthodox Mission

One of the characteristics of the Red River Valley is its cultural homogeneity.  Most people are of Scandinavian-American descent.  My mom’s side is also of that line, and it is from that line (Norwegian) that I been blessed to enjoy a farm in Minnesota that’s been in the family since the late 1870s.  I am…
Read More

Orthodox Christianity In North Dakota

Christ is risen! Today is Bright Monday, the first day after Pascha (Easter).  I figured today was also an appropriate day on which to launch this blog, Red River Orthodox.  Red River Orthodox is a blog on behalf of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, an Orthodox Christian community in Fargo, ND (www.holyresurrectionfargo.org).  In addition to the…
Read More