Spooky-Doxy at the Stop-n-Drop

Sadly, every now and then, one hears of an Orthodox Christian who leaves the Ancient Faith and returns to his former delusion – or, as in the subject of this podcast, to just plain delusion.

Other times, I’ve heard tell, some may have shopped around, joined ‘em all, then made Orthodoxy their final stop before … well, stopping. In other words, some give up on “church” entirely.

Having served as an Episcopal priest before converting to Orthodoxy, I was curious if there’d ever been a case where an Orthodox convert priest had gone back to the Anglican Communion. I asked a trusted Retread priest friend and he said, “I’ve only heard of one case … and when I asked him why he did it, he said, ‘I longed for sane conversation.’”


Recently, on the radio, I heard of a former Baptist minister who’d converted to Unitarianism. They said he was now full of doubt, but was so very adamant about it!

Anway … this leads me to the curious case of Fr Athanasios Wagner – or Tan the Man as he now calls himself. “Reverend Tan … the Man with the Plan … to help you make Right … to see the Light.” [At least that’s what was on his business card.]

But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Tan (whose given name is Willy) only lasted a few years in Orthodoxy – long enough to be catechized, baptized and ordained. This experience had apparently born some bitter fruit – for, so I’d heard, he’d started his own “church” out in the hills of East Tennessee called …

The Orthodixie Podcast on Ancient Faith Radio.

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