Tradition, Traditions, And Racism

My last post led to some private messages and emails.  One priest’s wife was astounded that Matthew Heimbach was a member of the Traditional Orthodoxy (Canonical) group of Facebook and that that group has thousands of members, with not one saying anything about his presence.  To the best of my knowledge, the moderator certainly does…
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Is Orthodoxy Christian Enough To Call White Supremacists And Neo-Nazis In Her Midst To Repentance?

Yes, the title is serious.  This week we have been blessed with an essay from Inga Leonova who raises this real problem, a problem that has, unfortunately, come to light across Facebook and so is now a real, live issue.  Given how preposterous this might sound, I should note, here, that  although I cannot verify…
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Hypocrisy, Converts, And A Sectarian Journey

For today, I thought I would pick up where I left off in my last post.  In my last post, I mentioned that I would return to Owen’s insight that many who take up Orthodox practices become worse people, not better, and that seeing this can drive a person away.  I do think some Orthodox…
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Abusive Hierarchy And Breaking Orthodoxy

Many have seen the series “Breaking Bad.”  I’ve only see parts of a couple episodes.  It never stuck with me, but the premiss is simple enough:  a man (chemistry teacher) is driven to desperation to “break bad” and start making meth.  In the last two days, there have been three posts that come together in…
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Leaving The Orthodox Church

Today, we are blessed to have a guest reflection from Fr. Richard Rene.  I expect this will lead to follow up posts!   As an Orthodox Christian priest, I am always interested in how people find and (sometimes) abandon their Orthodoxy. In a recent conversation with a close friend of mine, we found ourselves reflecting…
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