Example of Orthodox Church in Santa Barbara, CA Today
Some other Eastern Catholic Links
History of the Orthodox Church in the 21st Century
THEOTOKOS Iconic Holy Art of the Mother of God, Mother Mary. There are many of these beautiful, heavenly inspired Icons. Some report and document multiple miracles.
The Orthodox Church believes that Mary, as a human being, could indeed have sinned, but chose not to. Jesus Christ is Mary’s Savior, as well as ours, as testified in her own statement in St Luke—the Magnificat—where she says, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” Mary is the “new Eve” who said “yes” to God where the first Eve said “no.”
How My Story Connects to Orthodoxy
This YOU TUBE Documentary shows a group of Campus Crusaders from the 60s whose journey in Faith led them through the Jesus People Movement in the 70's and other evolutions along the way to Orthodoxy! Their story, at least for me shows how the Lord is building His Church! heir witness is one that bridges evangelicals to their ordination in the Orthodox Church!
It was under the preaching of Jack N. Sparks (seen in this documentary) in the streets of Berkeley in 1971 that I was called into the ministry. I followed the comings and goings of Jack and the brothers of the Yellow Deli, NCAO, EOC and now St. Athanasius Church and University. What a mighty legacy these brothers have left and paths clear enough that others will follow. Thanks to Father Braun I have my own copy of the Orthodox Bible He and Fr. Jack worked on. I am so blessed to have stumbled onto this document.
In Berkeley I lived on the roof of God's Love, Headquarters for the Christian World Liberation Front! C.W.L.F. published and we passed out the "Right On" newspaper in the streets. We were called Street Christians.. It was one of the first Jesus People newspapers.
Now that same love continues to lead me and I am here praising Jesus with all my heart.
The Last documentary is a good historical orientation to the Orthodox Church. Very well done.