Category: Triangle Orthodox

  • Can Americans Really Be at Home in the Orthodox Church?

    From the time I first became aware of Eastern Christianity via the Byzantine Catholic Church, and especially after the culmination of my search for the Truth led me and my wife to be baptized in the Orthodox Church, I have had a desire to spread the ancient Christian faith and to share everything I have […]

  • Developing Future Church Leaders

    In January, my godson Andrew moved to Raleigh to help us in our missionary efforts here in North Carolina. We met about eight years ago online, when he was still in high school and had just developed an interest in the Orthodox Christian faith. Eventually, he embraced the faith, and when he was baptized in […]

  • Raleigh Orthodox Church Website Redesigned

    We are pleased to announce that the website of St. Mark Orthodox Church in Raleigh has been completely redesigned! Related posts: The Orthodox Church in Raleigh, North Carolina Wake Forest Needs an Orthodox Church Our Vision for Raleigh Orthodox Church in Pittsboro, NC

  • Orthodox Church in Pittsboro, NC

    Last year, my family and I visited Pittsboro, North Carolina. We went shopping in their downtown area, and also drove around the area where Jordan Lake is (not being terribly outdoorsy people, though, we did not go on the Lake). I know two families that live in the area surrounding Pittsboro, and after my visit, […]

  • Wake Forest Needs an Orthodox Church

    Wake Forest, North Carolina is a fast-growing suburb of Raleigh, the state capital. The population in 2009 was estimated to be 27,915, up from 12,588 at the 2000 census. Wake Forest has a family-friendly atmosphere, a reputation as a safe place to live, and offers many opportunities for recreation and shopping, with a mixture of […]

  • Why I Wear My Cassock to Wal-Mart

    Orthodox priests wear distinctive clothing: an inner robe (called a cassock), an outer robe or vest, a cross in the practice of some Churches, and properly a hat. The Orthodox canonical tradition makes it clear that this is not optional; the 27th Canon of the 6th Ecumenical Council states: None who is counted with the […]

  • An Orthodox Christian View of Multi-Site Churches

    In my work as an Orthodox Christian missions priest here in North Carolina, I often have encounters with Evangelical pastors and Church planters. I want to understand the religious culture that I find myself in, and I want to learn from others’ experiences starting Churches, even if their context is often quite different than mine. […]

  • Friendly Conversations

    Yesterday, I met with my new friend Matthew.  I first found Matthew via a blog search back in March.  I made a comment on his blog, and began to follow him on Twitter.  Eventually I asked him if he wanted to meet up, and this is now the second time that we were able to […]

  • On Baptizing My Daughter

    On Saturday, July 31 (o.s.), I had the honor and privilege of baptizing my infant daughter Sophia at the Chapel of St. Mark the Evangelist in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The godparents were Mr. Leonidas and Dr. Anna Pittos of Detroit, Michigan. The Pittoses arrived by plane around 7:30 pm on Friday evening.  I picked them […]

  • My Visit to Southeastern Baptist Seminary

    Last Saturday, July 9, 2011, I had to take my wife and newborn daughter to my mother-in-law’s house in Wake Forest, North Carolina, which is about ten or fifteen minutes away from where we live in North Raleigh.  I decided that since I would be in Wake Forest, and since I did not have anywhere […]