I am an Orthodox Christian priest. I have been Orthodox my entire life and a priest since July 2007. From my perspective, in America at least, we have lost the functional understanding of our Orthodox Christian Faith. We must take seriously that our Traditions have purpose and are not a just a litany of tasks and obligations we must perform. To "boil down" the Faith to that creates an environment I believe is what the Apostle Paul taught against. Glory to God.
In God’s house, there are no strangers, but what about in our day-to-day world? Most of us are literally surrounded by strangers. How many of us know the people who live in every house in our own neighborhood, even on our own street? Fr. Athanasios Haros recounts a meeting with a stranger and asks us to ponder what makes us strangers from the people around us and what creates connections with other human beings and with God. Read along in Ephesians 2:14-22.
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