In this morning’s On the Square , Wesley J. Smith testifies to his Orthodox Christianity:
The Orthodox Catholic Churchas it is formally calledis the second largest in the world with about 300 million members. And while we remain almost microscopic in the United States, the Church is increasingly attracting converts, assisted by an increase in the number of English-speaking parishes, our beautiful chanted Liturgies, and our refined understanding of the Christian faith.
He lists some of his favorite resources for those curious to understand this ancient Christian tradition in more depth:
I have only been Orthodox since 2007 and sometimes feel as if I have yet to make a real beginning. Im certainly no expert on the Churchs theology, moral teachings, and history. As Ive studied, Ive been greatly aided by Ancient Faith Radio , an online streaming service where listeners can not only enjoy beautiful Orthodox hymns twenty-four hours a day, but also find scores of podcasts from top theologians, apologists, and educators.
Read the full column here .