Category Archives: Western Rite Orthodoxy

Ash Wednesday 2014 – Imposition of Ashes

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The Ordination of Fr. Joseph Gleason

On December 21, 2014, on the Feast of St. Thomas, Bishop JOHN ordained Joseph Gleason to the priesthood. Fr. Joseph will serve as the pastor of Christ the King Orthodox Church, in Omaha, Illinois.  

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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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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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Western Rite Orthodoxy – A Brief Timeline

Western Liturgical forms set by 6th century and codified by Pope St. Gregory the Great (Diologus) (+604) c.860 AD Ss. Cyril & Methodius arrive in Moravia and begin their mission using a Western Liturgy there. 985 Western Rite Benedictine Monastery … Continue reading

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The Ancient English Church

Imagine a thriving, growing, vibrant church that excels in holiness, is saturated with Scripture, bears the fruit of good works, and lives in complete freedom from papal tyranny. At what point in history could such a church be found in … Continue reading

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Western Rite Orthodox Evangelism

In a recent article, I made a comment which I believe is true, but which may give some readers pause: Properly understood and practiced, Western Rite Orthodoxy touches some Western people evangelistically in ways that the Eastern Rite does not. … Continue reading

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Western Rite Orthodoxy in the Global Village

For the past several centuries, most Orthodox churches in the world have been celebrating the liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. And as history fades into the background, some Orthodox Christians have started assuming that worldwide liturgical sameness is a desirable … Continue reading

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Benefits of Western Rite Orthodoxy

I believe Western Rite Orthodoxy, properly practiced, has a great deal to offer both to the Church (internally) and to the world (externally). Properly understood and practiced, Western Rite Orthodoxy touches some Western people evangelistically in ways that the Eastern … Continue reading

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