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Hello from a new member - ConservateMe - 12-11-2008
Hello to all members of this forum
My name is Cameron Tyre and I was christened in the Protestant Church of Scotland.
Through studying the transport systems of Serbia as a part of my work, I began to study the history of the country and its people. Through this study I discovered the Orthodox Church which I previously knew nothing of except its name.
I have never felt myself to be a part of the Protestant church that I was christened into yet I have never doubted the facts of the Christian story and have so many questions that I wish to be answered about God and life.
For the last few days I have been reading about the Orthodox Church via the internet and truly believe that at last, at the age of 40, I may have found a church that my personal beliefs fit in with.
I would like to ask for guidance on what sources to study to gain a proper appreciation of the Orthodox Church and its history and the beliefs upheld by it. I offer my appreciation in advance for any guidance or assistance offered.
God's blessing upon you all,
- Simon - 13-11-2008
Welcome to the Forum. In answer to your question I have a series of 6 DVDs with 2 lectures on each DVD (each lecture followed by question & answer sessions as well) presented by an Orthodox priest. This series covers the basics of Orthodox Christianity, working through the Orthodox Creed. It is a series of lectures intended for enquirers into Orthodoxy. It can of course be supplemented with additional reading material.
If you think this would be of help then if you can supply me an address I will send you copies of the DVDs. I will also do my best to answer any questions you may have as you work your way through the material. There are also others on this Forum who can offer help and answers too.
Let me know if you would like them sent - you can also contact me on my email <!-- e --><a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a><!-- e --> (being sure to spell it correctly with 2 'k's at the end of black, not 1 'k')
(Priest, British Orthodox Church)