Memories of the North Shore

  The movie Manchester by the Sea has been getting rave reviews.  I saw it partly because of the reviews, but also because I used to live in the adjacent village of Magnolia.  Watching the movie brought back memories of my time at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  The North Shore of Massachusetts is a string of small towns: Salem, Beverly Farms, Beverly, Manchester by the Sea, Magnolia, Gloucester, Annisquam, and Rockport.  Gordon-Conwell is…

“My Wife is Absolutely Opposed”

Recently, Father Evan Armatas was fielding telephone calls on Orthodoxy Live when one listener called in with a particularly vexing dilemma. The caller wants to become Orthodox, but his wife is dead set against the move. Father Evan gave some really good answers — answers that may surprise some listeners. Brian from Cincinnati asked: I have a difficult life situation. I thought maybe you could give me some words of wisdom. You’re…

“Orthodox Mama”

  Folks, Wishing you all a happy and blessed Mother’s Day! I recently discovered “TheOrthodoxMama.com — Faith, Family, and Frugal Living” administered by Sarah Wright. She’s been happily married 7 years and mother of three. She grew up in the Reformed tradition then later converted to Orthodoxy. Her website is about more than theology.  It touches on practical life issues like: Marriage, Family Fun, Children’s Activities, Frugal Living.  Articles Archive include: Creating an Evening Routine…

Called Together

Folks, I invited Fr. Isaiah to write this blog posting for couples.  I met Fr. Isaiah when he was stationed at Schofield Army Barracks in Hawaii.  He is currently stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas.  He serves under Bishop Basil, Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese.  Robert I wish to write briefly about the importance of husbands, on the way to Orthodoxy, to be patient with reluctant wives, to love…

A Calvinist Who Crossed Over to Orthodoxy

Journey to Orthodoxy just uploaded a very interesting interview with Fr. Josiah Trenham who grew up in the Reformed tradition then later converted to Orthodoxy. Fr. Josiah grew up in the Presbyterian tradition and claims one of the Mayflower Puritans as an ancestor.  He did his undergraduate studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA.  His senior thesis was on Jonathan Edwards.  From there he went to Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson,…