Monday, September 28, 2009

My great adventure in search of the Truth.

November 2008
From Sister Matthaia Oswald

This story tells how a Roman Catholic nun discovered the fullness of the Truth in the Orthodox Church...

This is a rather long story so I will not post it in its entirety. I provide the link and ask the reader to read it, however, as I think conversion stories can be very edifying and can present to the view of those who are Orthodox, myself included, who perhaps are prone to forget what the Church looks like to those without who are seeking Her.

I will post the concluding paragraph attached to this story by the original hosting website:

Website Note
This astonishing article with its liveliness that characterizes the personal testimony touches on matters of vital importance to ecclesiastical life. At this point we thought best not to intervene but to just stress the much discussed topic of the inter-Christian dialogues which indeed receives an answer here. We ought to underline the purely traditional Orthodox position of the fathers to whom a thirsty soul turned to Christ. They responded to all her questions without struggling to convince her or to pressure her into anything. At the same time they confessed with conviction their faith that Orthodoxy is the One, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Christ. This became obvious to the heterodox (woman) and played a decisive role in her spiritual journey. The dialogues should not be characterized by love but by The love and this Love- which is Christ- is at the same time truth and freedom. The Ecumenists have dethroned love and have substituted for her empty expressions of love, politeness, public relations tricks etc. everything from the opposite shore. However what is the consequence? ZERO.... And below zero.... Let us not believe that those who are outside the Church are idiots. They are also children of God and perhaps they long for Him even more sincerely than us, so let us not send them empty away.

The story in its entirety may be read here.

1 comment:

George Patsourakos said...

Indeed, Orthodoxy is the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church of Christ.