Well I'm new here,Hello everyone,to tell you a little about my self I was a Southern Baptist ,who is now worshipping in a Reformed Episcopal Church,I love it and my wife does. We haven't joined yet, My Journeys been a long one I started going to non-denom... when My wife and I got married, began to study Reformed Theology,Luther,Calvin,the whole nine yards,then I began to probe further into church history,the closer I got to the first century,the further I realized I was to the "Faith once delivered to the Saints",and how far down stream I had drifted,not really my own fault, because I was in ignorance,and this is essentially what Protestantism is a play on ignorance,and that is ignorance of liturgy, that has it's roots in history,the Eucharist,and The very Triune Nature of God. Ihave been reading alot about Orthodoxy, Orthodoxy is unique, especially compared to western tradition compared to our more philsophical and systematic approach to the Christian Life, Dad Blame!!!! That Augustine!!!,no not really I think Augustine was a unique man himself,very smart, I really think that he is the one responsible for moving the church towards a symbolic and not literal approach to the Eucharist,even though if you read his works He does literally believe in the Real Presence ,but uses to much language that at times leads his readers in the opposite direction.
My views about Icons is changing,what really upset me the other day,I was in one of the largest Christian Book Stores,I won't mention the name, other than it had the word "life" and "way" in the title,and these stores tend to be sided more with the Evangelical Protestant type. And I noticed ALL the trinkets and portraits of Angels,Christ and the like,and I thought,and these people have the gaul to condemn ICONS in the Orthodox Church,what hypocracy. And the Commercialism,Jesus would be turning these tables over!!!!!
I have come to think that no matter what church one attends,that liturgy is a good one,Chrysostum's is a good one,from what I understand,I believe the Eucharist is CENTRAL to christian worship,with out it, our life in union with Christ is CUT OFF!!! Trinitarian Baptism,immersion, if possible, is a must. Well this is my take and it is were I am at at the Moment. Thanks for Reading.