Last post before submerging indefinitely.
GÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â³ Aged one month - I entered Holy Church through Baptism with water (probably by pouring) in the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, in the Episcopal Church. The church where I later went to Sunday School wasn't 'high'
but definitely was conservative, which is why to this day I don't buy the new trends in religion, so I am grateful. Two of my teachers were high-church, though, and I have been following that course ever since, thanks to them and to clues I picked up from history lessons and from the culture in general.
GÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â³ Aged 17 - received the oil of Confirmation in the Roman Catholic Church, 1984. Within the next nine months, began the habit on my own of going to Confession, learning how to examine my conscience from a confessor from the old school. A moral theology I use to this day.
(I won't debate here the issue of such sacraments having grace in themselves or not according to the Eastern Orthodox point of view.)
GÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â³ Aged 29 - received into the Eastern Orthodox communion simply through Confession and Communion, 1995. No formal catechesis but had read Timothy Ware and Seraphim (Rose)
and had been worshipping at Eastern churches regularly for three years prior.
GÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â³ Been with current congregation since 1997.