It's a GREAT book (I have it already.)
--- In LutheransLookingEast@yahoogroups.com
, Rebecca Wilson
> During my path to Orthodoxy, I had a short stop in the East (non-
Christian) before finding the Truth. You may have already heard of
this book or read it, but there are points of reference that you may
find helpful: Christ The Eternal Tao, by Hieromonk Damascene. You
can find it at:
> Visit their website. The monks are full of Truth and Beauty.
> Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!
> My big problem with communicating (with just about
> everybody) at this point is due to the fact that
> my path has been "the scenic route."
> My priest knows where I am coming from (sorta') due
> to the fact that he was brought up RC, became a
> Buddhist and then found Orthodoxy.
> For cradles, anything outside of Orthodoxy seems to
> be outside of their frame of reference. Having come
> "to the East from the East," my experiences are also
> outside of the frame of reference of just about every
> other life long Christian (unless they have done some
> real in depth study.) Even with the scholastics, it's
> just something that they "may have read about" at some
> point except for one -- I'll have to find out more
> about him. (A priest who came to some of the Monday
> presentations at my church during Lent.)
> Guess I will have to travel the solitary path. My past
> experiences have shown me that my path will intersect with
> others and I will always find someone (read as "God will
> send someone") to point the way whenever real direction
> is needed.
> My finding Orthodoxy reaffirmed my belief in "when the
> student is ready, the teacher will appear." I will just
> watch, listen and learn where I am until I cross the path
> of my next teacher.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]