Articles by Fr. Gregory
"Faith of Our Fathers" Colloquium for Lutherans
Recently I had the privilege of speaking at the "Faith of Our Fathers" colloquium for Lutherans, held in Detroit, Michigan. The audio of that lecture is available HERE
Come, and you will see.
Jesus spoke these words to some disciples of John the Baptist. They had asked him, "Where are you staying?" If you think about it, it's the most important question we could ever ask in life. For Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Without him, we are lost. Without him we fall victim to one lie after another. Without him, our life is just a longer or shorter walk to the graveyard.
But when we find where he is staying, and stay there with him--then and there we find the Way through this world, we find the Truth that sets us free to love and serve, we find the Life that begins in this life, but goes on in eternal joy.
"Come, and you will see." The Lord Jesus who spoke those words so many years ago, stays in his Church, which is his Bride and his Body. We invite you--no, he invites you--to come and discover him in the Church.
The Russian author Pavel Florensky said, "One hears that, in foreign lands, people are now learning how to swim, lying on the floor, with the aid of equipment. In the same way, one can become a Catholic or a Protestant without experiencing life at all--by reading books in one's study. But to become Orthodox, it is necessary to immerse oneself all at once in the very element of Orthodoxy, to begin living in an Orthodox way. There is no other way."
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