Modern Trials to Our Ancient Faith: The Challenges to Living Orthodoxy in America

“Rules, Rituals and Story – How We Experience and Share our Faith”
If you had a choice between memorizing and learning a bunch of rules to follow, or reading or watching an exciting story, which activity would you pick? Most would choose the latter. Despite our universal love of story, we do not often share our Orthodox Christian faith as a wonderful story, but more often share it as either do’s and don’ts or as information to learn. This week we will explore the story of Christianity, and why it is so important to understand and communicate to both instill morality and virtue, but also truly teach our faith in a way that connects to the longing in our hearts – a longing that self-evident, of all places, in the movie entertainment industry.
Suggested Readings

· Matthew 17:1-13
· Luke 24:13-43
· John 20-11-29
· John 21:1-14
· Titus 2:11-14

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Michael Haldas is the author of Sacramental Living: Understanding Christianity…
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