Louis A. Ruprecht Jr., Georgia State University….
And it suddenly hit me: these people invoke saint’s names the way Protestants invoke denominations. The Church of Saint George, the Church of Saint Spyridon, the Church of Saint Stephen, the Church of Saint Catherine, the Church of the All Holy Mother of God… all Orthodox churches, and all different too. On a casual drive through any major American metropolis, you’ll see a similar string of various and varying Christian churches. I’ll take my home city of Atlanta as an example. If you drive down the central section of Ponce de Leon Avenue, a Lutheran Church is followed by a Mormon Church, then a Melkite Church, then a Presbyterian Church, and then an Antiochene Church, all within under a mile.
By Anthony Fisher
Why? All truth comes from God! How inexhaustible is God that He might reveal a shard of Himself in an idea or in a system set far apart from our own? How small are our minds that we would fathom that any revealing of the divine must take place within our own religious practice? The Western world is terribly guilty of this. Countless practices are guilty of this. We take a shard of God and build a temple around it saying, “this is God holistically and completely.” We take the Gospel of Christ and say this.