Call No Man Father

When a Protestant becomes Orthodox there are things within Orthodoxy that can be seemingly impossible to accept – deal breakers, if you will – such as the veneration of Mary the Theotokos, and there are things that, while not a real big deal, can be a constant irritant. Referring to the priest as "father" and …

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Some Thoughts on the Fifth Commandment

Sarah Vowell's affection for the Puritans (see previous essay) is no love fest. They exasperate her every bit as much as they inspire her. But she reminds her readers that from history's perspective, even though they're in the "New World," the Puritans have far more in common with the Middle Ages than Modern Era. It …

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