Joasia: Is Trevor a Christian name? How do you sanctify that name?
Peter: By becoming a saint
Joasia:But is Trevor a name of a saint in our Orthodox Church? Only Jesus Christ brings one to Orthodoxy. The Christian life we led was an illusion, but I believe that all who came to Orthodoxy were not influenced by their "Christian" life, but that they were seeking the truth. Something in us kept questioning our circumstance.
Peter: That's certainly your opinion, the validity of which I'm not questioning, but it is merely your opinion. Personally, I don't share it. I will not believe that my earlier life as a Protestant was nothing more than a sham. It certainly was never as full of spirit and of truth as my life now in the Orthodox Church, but it was never a mere illusion, either. No opinion you share is going to change my mind on that.
Joasia: What I mean to express is that the perception of what we lived as believing to be Christian was certainly less than compared to the Orthodox faith. In that way, I did feel that the RC was an illusion of faith and sorry if I offend your sensitivity, but Protestanism was even farther than that.
Peter: Does the albeit heterodox Christian heritage of my birth family, the family that gave me my name after my very Christian grandfather, suddenly count for nothing?
Joasia: The only name that matters is your baptismal name which is SANCTIFIED by GOD by Holy Baptism.. Your last name is a matter of pride. It is not sanctified.
Peter: I'm not talking about my surname. I'm talking about the first name (e.g., Frank, Jason, Edward, Norman, etc.) I was given at birth.
Joasia: Let's be logical. If your name is listed amongst the Orthodox saints then it's fine. But, if the name is Trevor, please show me the life of St. Trevor.