904Re: Finding the "right" Orthodox parish
- Feb 25, 2009Dave,
My various duties prevent me both from keeping up with the fast
exchange of emails on this list, and from offering long answers.
Rose pointed you to an essay I wrote when I was a Lutheran ("What
Options..."). There is also my statement of resignation in which I
detail, in a broad way, some of the doctrines and practices in
Lutheranism that I determined were contrary to the Faith of the
Church. Both of these items are located at
http://www.holyincarnation.org/inquirers.php. There are also other
items there that you might find helpful.
My journey to Orthodoxy germinated just before I went to seminary and
took nearly 25 years to come to full flower. Many questions, many
fears, many struggles, many prayers and not a few tears watered the
path, as well as a time when I had given up on Orthodoxy. What I've
written is peppered with these experiences.
Please feel free to email me offlist if you wish. Perhaps we can set
a time to speak by telephone, if you find that helpful.
Fr John W Fenton
Assistant to the Vicar General of the Western Rite Vicariate
Priest, Holy Incarnation Orthodox Church
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