How is the best way to deal with people converted to the Orthodox Christian Faith from another religion, or no religion at all?
Since our Synod (mine, the 'Milan' Synod) and other Synods, have this as an important issue, it would be helpful to have to comments.
For example, how do we best convey to the converted folk:
1. That the Orthodox Church is the only True Church and you must stay with Her at peril to your soul.
2. Not all those who claim to be Orthodox are Truly Orthodox.
3. How to maintain people coming to services and continue interest in the Faith of Christ.
I know that catechesis is an issue, but, what are the best ways of catechizing people, or in some cases, re-catechezing badly catechized people, when many such people may be thinly spread out over hundreds and hundreds of miles?
Religious syncretism is a major problem, and a big issue would getting people to realize that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation as He Said. And that Christ meant this to be conveyed through His Body, the Orthodox Church. But, what are some concrete examples you can give people about what this means in daily life?