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.
Theologically Thinking: On the occasion of the Sunday of the Paralytic, Fr. Athanasios Haros of the Transfiguration of Our Savior Greek Orthodox Church, in Florence, SC shares his sermon entitled “Rise up! Be healed and follow the Lord.”