Now, before I’m accused of cussing, let me quote:
… upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18b)
I know there are those who believe that Orthodox Christians are relieved of the burden of evangelism, like maybe evangelism’s just a Protestant thing.
True, St Seraphim of Sarov did say, “Acquire the Holy Spirit and thousands around you will find their salvation”.
Maybe buying some more icons, surfing some more sites, and smoking up the room will take care of the old evangelism thing?
Fr Alexander Elchaninov: “On Protestantism and Orthodoxy: in the little things they have, they have obtained great results, and we, who have great things, vegetate in mediocrity” (Diary of a Russian Priest, p. 121).
What say ye? Let me know, via email, your ideas, criticisms, concerns, and suggestions concerning Orthodox Evangelism.
Send to the email address, below, by midnight 12/15/2011.
Those emails selected will be quoted, with attribution, in presentations given HERE.
Also, those selected will receive, thanks to the good folks at Conciliar Press, a free copy of Fr Michael Keiser’s new book: Spread the Word – Reclaiming the Apostolic Tradition of Evangelism.
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