March 16, 2018

My recent experience of Western Rite Orthodoxy got the gears turning on a question I have been receiving since our conversion.  Why not Rome?

I remarked to one of the monastics last weekend how the Liturgy there felt very similar to a Lutheran liturgy.  He agreed and said that if I was a Catholic it would’ve felt “very very similar” and if I was a good Episcopalian it would’ve felt “very very very similar”. 

I have great love and admiration for my Roman Catholic friends and the good things that the Catholic Church does in so many areas.  I long and hope for the day that the schism between Rome and the East is healed and genuine unity is restored.

A short disclaimer before I begin...

Because Roman Catholicism was not ever a serious contender, (I was very Lutheran, and I wasn't interested in converting to anything at all until I found what I did in Orthodoxy) I did not do as much research into the Catholic positions and situations that I'm discussing here.  So i...

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