Category Archives: Missions and Evangelism

Two New Catechumens

April 14, 2014 – Maundy Thursday Welcome home, Denise and David! Advertisements

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Chrismation of the Gross Family

On December 20, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church, the Gross Family was baptized by Fr. Michael Keiser, and they received Chrismation from Bishop JOHN. Welcome home to the Church!

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Baptism of the Gross Family

On December 20, 2014, the feast day of St. Ignatius of Antioch, at Christ the King Orthodox Church, the Gross Family was welcomed into the Church by baptism. Henry David was baptized as Denis. Denise was baptized as Panteleimon. David was … Continue reading

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Seeking the Salvation of my Neighbor

“We cannot be saved by seeking just our own individual salvation; we need to look first to the good of others. In warfare, the soldier who takes to flight to save his own skin brings disaster on himself as well … Continue reading

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Church Mice

“We Orthodox, particularly those of us who are Western converts,” Bishop Kallistos said, “are often in danger of becoming church mice. We just live inside the church and nibble at the crumbs in the church, but we don’t look outside … Continue reading

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Five New Catechumens

On January 26, 2014, five blessed people entered the catechumenate at Christ the King Orthodox Church, and we caught this wonderful moment on video: Henry, Lori, Henry David, Hunter, and Daphni . . . Welcome!

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Catherine Sent St. Herman

Rich. Powerful. Promiscuous. Catherine the Great was the ruler of all Russia, and like many others corrupted by unchecked political power, many aspects of Catherine’s life are unworthy of the name “Christian”. Still, I would prefer an immoral Tsar (or … Continue reading

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A Calvinist Anglican Converts to Orthodoxy

Mark Bradshaw, with Conversations On Orthodoxy, recently interviewed me regarding my conversion to the Orthodox Christian Faith. An audio recording of the interview is available online. Here is a transcript of the interview: Mark Bradshaw: Welcome to another Conversation on Orthodoxy. Deacon … Continue reading

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Church Growth, One Family at a Time

On Tuesday evening, March 19, 2013, Dion & Maria were welcomed as catechumens in the Orthodox Church:

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Orthodox Chrismation – Western Rite

Five new communicants at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois

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