Tag Archives: byzantine

A Convert on the Catholic Ethos

I was not raised in the faith.  Neither in the Western tradition nor in the Byzantine tradition which I now follow primarily.  Sometimes I thank God for this.  Considering the abysmal state of catechesis and religious education in the modern … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not an Orthodox Christian: Byzantinism

The Orthodox Church is stuck in a quagmire of second-millennial Byzantine isolationism, similar to the Catholic Church’s enslavement to neo-Scholasticism in the period between the first and second Vatican councils Continue reading

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Show vs. Tell in Evangelization

Like many converts from Protestantism, my conversion was primarily intellectual.  I had lots of fun reading and reasoning my way into the Church.  It is the tendency of Western Catholicism to favor this approach in winning souls to the Church. … Continue reading

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The Lure of Eastern Christianity

Most of us in America and the Western world in general know two faces of Christianity: Protestantism and Roman Catholicism.  Some are vaguely aware of an entity known as the Orthodox Church.  Hardly any have even heard of the Eastern … Continue reading

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