The Boss (tm) and I attended Orthodox Easter this week and weekend at a Orthodox local church. The Orthodox Church celebrates the Resurrection of Christ (Pascha) ata different time than the Western Church, and I must say it was an amazing and very spiritual experience. The services are, to a western tradition, quite different. They are also, to our modern ADD lifestyle, long. But the time is worth it as the service is ancient, deep, and very moving. And after the service, they feast. No, I mean FEAST. We ended up leaving at 3:00AM. For my Anglican DNA, it was great to do vodka shots shouting, "Christ is Risen!"
Why were we there? We are looking for a church. We are seeking a church that isn't focused on on all of the silliness that now engulfs modern culture. We aren't interested in a church that is focused on changing with the times, but one focused on changing the times. We care nothing for being "relevant." So that rules out Protestantism. And the Roman Catholic Church is being run off the rails by it's current Pope, who is a devotee of Marxist 'liberation theology.' Rome is 100 years behind The Episcopal Church on going Lefty Loony, and Francis seems to be trying to make up for lost time.
What yours truly has found at the little Orthodox Church, dear readers, has me wanting more. Will it be for us? We don't know. But we see few options. Maybe that's as God wants it.