Tag: Tradition

  • War on Christmas?

    On my Facebook news feed, I see a lot of posts about the so-called “War on Christmas.” However, something just doesn’t sit right with me when I read these types of posts… For one thing, the “Christmas Season” starts earlier and earlier each year (for shopping purposes). So, I guess the real war is on […]

  • Scripture “versus” Tradition, and the End Times

    Part of my ongoing Correspondence series, featuring replies to people who contacted me and asked questions, mostly when I served as a priest (2008-2013). Dear Tim, Finally, I have time to write you back! I was unusually busy the past two weeks. I’ve read a little about the Greek Orthodox Church, enough to know that there is […]

  • Tradition vs. Custom for Protestants

    Part of my ongoing Correspondence series, featuring replies to people who contacted me and asked questions, mostly when I served as a priest (2008-2013). Dear M., “Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle” (II Thessalonians 2:15). I have long thought that Evangelical Protestants approach problems […]

  • 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 […]