A 60 second thought I had: Is it a fair criticism of the Orthodox that we do not evangelize like the protestants, and especially the non-denominational protestants? Yes and no. In an absolute sense (and probably a per capita sense if such were measurable) I think it is true there is more emphasis on evangelism Read more about Do Orthodox Neglect Evangelism?[…]
Orthodox evangelism is not like what passes for evangelism in the various Christian sects. We understand that we do not bring anyone to the Church. That is the job of the Holy Spirit. Our job is to be ready to receive and welcome each inquirer as the prepare to come home to Holy Orthodoxy! How Read more about Orthodox Evangelism[…]
On the Sunday of the Blind Man, where we also commemorate the Holy Evangelist John (May 8 OS), Fr. Irineos discusses how we can put the lessons from today's readings (and John's Gospel) to work in our daily lives.
Draft Transcript below:
“I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naïve” ( Romans Read more about The Challenge of the True Orthodox in North America[…]