Amazing, thanks for sharingAlso you could check out a more recent missionary, Father Cosmas, who dedicated his life to ministry in Zaire. Uncut Mountain Press have a book that seems well regarded, although I haven't read it myself:
My understanding is that you need the blessing of your current Bishop to attend any seminary. Where you eventually become a priest, if you become a priest at all, is not directly linked to which seminary you attended. Graduating from Jordanville for example doesn't mean you have to serve in ROCOR. We have one sub-deacon in my parish (Serbian) who is studying in Jordanville and hopes to serve our parish as a priest. Jordanville just happened to be the best option for him with respect to seminaries.If an Orthodox seminarian's seminary is affiliated with a specific jurisdiction (OCA, ROCOR, etc.) but the aspiring priest for whatever reason wants to be a priest for a different jurisdiction, what would have to happen?
Two of these stores had copies as of last week but now seems to be sold out. You can use the email notification option for the Jordanville store.I recently just came across Roosh's article reviewing Father Daniel Sysoev's The Law of God:
The Law Of God was one of the last books I read before getting baptized in the Church. It served as a catechism that taught me both the broad outline of the faith along with curious little details such as how to use a censer in the home or what days prostrations can't be done in church. It was writtwww.rooshv.com
I've been looking everywhere for a copy but it seems to be sold out? Also I'm in the UK so there are some stores perhaps over in the US which will not do international shipping. I was wondering if anyone could help me locate a copy or put me in touch with someone who knows where it can be found. The link provided in the article is returning a 404 error message, looks like Ancient Faith store have sold out of it too.
There is a kindle edition, which I will consider purchasing if there are no physical copies anywhere to be found. I'll keep asking around and see what comes up.
For now, I've ordered the Catechism of St Philaret, which should be enough for the meantime. I should have got round to reading this in full several months ago, I've only read parts of it online.
Two of these stores had copies as of last week but now seems to be sold out. You can use the email notification option for the Jordanville store.
https://churchsupplies.jordanville.org/9785427900270EN/ (their Media Mail shipping option is pretty cheap)
True, but Orthodoxy also doesn't take a serious effort to evangelize contrary to these movements. To get to Orthodoxy you either have to be a protestant/Roman Catholic looking for more depth in the faith, or come to it through an extreme ordeal of circumstances like most of us here. There's no one coming to you to tell you about the truth of Orthodoxy. Most protestants/Roman Catholics wouldn't even have an idea about the Church history and that Orthodoxy actually is ancient Christianity. This makes it more unique, but also difficult to find, as I fully understand as you say simply due to the outreach and also the simple quantitative number of churches people are likely to especially end up in some of the 500k protestant groups, since Roman Catholicism has got a very bad reputation due to the paedophilia scandals, which I've heard for many normies is the NO1 thing they have against it right now.One of the reasons for the rapid spread of various contemporary evangelical denominations is marketability. The wholesale embrace of modern marketing has been a wild success for evangelicalism. For instance, Pentecostalism sells: the music, the catchy preaching by attractive, slick pastors. In comparison, Orthodoxy doesn't have quite the same curb appeal. The ability to condense Christianity down to a compact, marketable form and get numerical results has been a feature of protestantism since at least the revival/Great Awakening era, but it's especially amplified today.
Perhaps that's how God ordained it. There has to be preconditions met by a secularized person before they can even comprehend Orthodoxy. It could be like a funnel.To get to Orthodoxy you either have to be a protestant/Roman Catholic looking for more depth in the faith, or come to it through an extreme ordeal of circumstances like most of us here. There's no one coming to you to tell you about the truth of Orthodoxy.
I stopped entirely to try to enlighten people around me in whatever way possible, whether it's about corona, new world order, the spiritual war as reality of this world. If people are not ready they will not receive. As fr Peter Heers says our goal should be to be that change ourselves, to let people see Christ through us and perhaps make them curious that way of why we are how we are. That's a long way to go for a fallen human, but it should be the goal.Perhaps that's how God ordained it. There has to be preconditions met by a secularized person before they can even comprehend Orthodoxy. It could be like a funnel.