My Wife Came Home

When I decided to leave the Baptist church and convert to Orthodoxy, my wife was understandably concerned. First, there was the loss of income we would suffer as I would be leaving my pastoral salary.  I would have to be Orthodox for at least five years to be considered for ordination to the priesthood and… More My Wife Came Home

The Desert Fathers: A Sad Omission of the Black Church

  One of the first books I received when I converted to the Orthodox Church was “The Sayings of the Desert Fathers.” Only briefly in Malcolm X’s autobiography did I see any mention that we should even consider knowing about them.  I have read and been familiar with black liberation theology.  But, authors such as… More The Desert Fathers: A Sad Omission of the Black Church

Orthodox Evangelism & the African-American Community: A Two Way Street

I recently attended the Pan-Orthodox Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers Service at St. Constantine & Helen in Newport News, VA.  It was a blessing to see the clergy of our various jurisdictions from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach gather together to commemorate and worship one of the great high points of our faith.  That we affirm the… More Orthodox Evangelism & the African-American Community: A Two Way Street