To Hell with Evangelism!

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”.

So …

What?

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.

— orthodixie at aol dot com —

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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