Jorge’s Journey from Roman Catholic Spain to Wisconsin Orthodox – By Jorge Luque, USA

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Jorge’s Journey from Roman Catholic Spain to Wisconsin Orthodox

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Jorge Luque, USA

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I was born in a nominally Roman Catholic family, though they did not practice their faith. I was baptised in the RC church, and some years later, about the age of nine, had my first communion. And that was all my Christian formation, those two separate instances without anything in between. My family did not go to church, except for baptisms, weddings, and funerals.

I was more or less like them until I was a teenager, when I converted, or rather came back, to the Roman Catholic faith.

I was 16 years old when, after undergoing a severe and long depression, I turned back to the faith of my “forefathers”. That was my thought back then, that is, to make a turn around, returning to my cultural and religious roots. The love for tradition was very strong in me, and was leading me step by step to the true faith, though not directly, for I had to go first through a period in my life dominated by the Roman Catholic faith.

I was sitting in a public library when, reading the first words of the first chapter of St. John’s Gospel, something, finally, changed in me. That was a turning point for me, the Continue reading “Jorge’s Journey from Roman Catholic Spain to Wisconsin Orthodox – By Jorge Luque, USA”

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BISHOPS & PARISHES OF THE ASSEMBLY OF CANONICAL ORTHODOX BISHOPS OF THE USA

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Video – Keith Massey, Wisconsin, USA: An American Protestant was converted to Orthodoxy

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An American Protestant was converted to Orthodoxy

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My name is Keith Andrew (Andrei) Massey. I am an American and a convert to the Orthodox Church, who then married a Romanian. I was once a Protestant. In my case, a study and a deeper knowledge of the Bible, in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek I was led to believe that the Protestant Church was not true. In the video above top one to tell you this story. My wife and I spend all summer every year in Romania. I saw at first, as American Protestants and dissenters come in Romania in order to remove the Orthodox of the true faith. These missionaries cite the Bible say things that prove that Church Orthodox is wrong. And operate under the assumption that the Orthodox do not know the Bible at all, and therefore what they say about the Bible will not be challenged. I do not think I want to say that Protestants are bad people. My brother twin is Lutheran pastor and I love him very much. In fact, we had Orthodox Protestants can admire the conviction they have in their faith. But an Orthodox Christian should know the Bible verses that show that, indeed, the Church has faithfully preserved the same beliefs and practices reflected oldest church that produced the Bible. In these pages you can find collections of Bible verses that appear in Church Orthodox. In fact, we, Orthodox Christians should not use the Bible to “prove” Orthodoxy, as do Protestants and sectarians. Church produced the Bible. Church decided which books should be in the Bible andwhich are not. So the Bible is not an authority over the Church. Therefore, do not quote the Bible to “prove” the Orthodox faith. True faith has been preserved, the apostles received from Jesus and then faithfully received and stored in the Orthodox Church to this day. I do not claim to speak for the Church officially. I present these pages Romanian Orthodox Church authorities for approval and correction.

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Monasteries in North America

 

1. Holy Monastery of the Nativity of the Theotokos
Abbess Theophano
121 St. Elias Lane
Saxonburg, PA 16056 USA
Tel: (724) 352-3999
Fax: (724) 352-5822
2. Holy Monastery of St. Kosmas Aitolos
Abbess Alexia
14155 Caledon King Town
Line Rd. South
Bolton, Ont. L7E 5R7
CANADA
Tel: (905) 859-2474
Fax: (905) 859-2505
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3. Holy Monastery of Panagia Parigoritissa
Abbess Thekla
827 Chemin de la Carriere
Brownsburg (Chatham),
Quebec, J8G 1K7
CANADA
Tel: (450) 533-4313
Fax: (450) 533-1169
Web Site
4. Holy Monastery of St. John Chrysostomos
Abbess Melanie
4600 93rd Street
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158 USA
Tel: (262) 694-9850
Fax: (262) 697-1581
Web Site
5. Holy Protection Monastery
Abbess Olympiada
1 St. Joseph’s Way
White Haven, PA 18661 USA
Tel: (570) 443-2220
Fax: (570) 443-9167
Web Site
6. Holy Monastery of the Theotokos, the Life-Giving Spring
Abbess Markella
P.O. Box 549
Dunlap, CA 93621 USA
Tel: (559) 338-3110
Fax: (559) 338-3101
7. Holy Monastery of St. John the Forerunner
Abbess Efpraxia
5 Timmer Lane
Goldendale, WA 98620 USA
Tel: (509)-773-7141
Fax: (509) 773-4131
Web Site
8. Holy Monastery of St. Anthony
Archimandrite Paisios
4784 N. St. Joseph’s Way
Florence, AZ 85132
Tel: 520-868-3188
Fax: 520-868-3088
Web Site
9. Holy Archangels’ Monastery
Archimandrite Dositheos
P.O. Box 422
Kendalia, TX 78027 USA
Tel: (830) 833-2793
Fax: (830) 833-2231
Web Site
10. Holy Monastery of Panagia Vlahernon
Monk Modestos
12600 West Hwy. 318
Williston, FL 32696
Tel: (352) 591-1716
Fax: (352) 591-1719
Web Site
11. Annunciation Monastery
Abbess Agapia
13486 N.W. Hwy. 225
Reddick, FL 32686 USA
Tel: (352) 591-1803
Fax: (352) 591-2083
Web Site
12. Holy Trinity Monastery
Hieromonk Joseph
125 Sturdevant Rd.
Smith Creek, MI 48061 USA
Tel: (810) 367-8134
Fax: (810) 367-6344
13. Holy Monastery of Panagia Prousiotissa
Abbess Agne
404 Warner Road
Troy, NC 27371 USA
Tel: (910) 572-3331
Fax: (910) 572-4176
Web Site
14. Panagia Pammakaristou
Hieromonk Nektarios
1631 Creasey Rd.
Lawsonville, NC 27032 USA
Tel: (336) 593-9760
Fax: (336) 593-9767
15. Holy Monastery of St. Nektarios
Hieromonk Joseph
100 Lake Anawanda Rd.
Roscoe, NY 12776 USA
Tel: (607) 498-5285
Fax: (607) 498-5468
Web Site
16. Holy Transfiguration Monastery
Abbot Akakios
17906 Rt. 173
Harvard, IL 60033 USA
Tel: (815) 943-3588
Fax: (815) 943-3878
Web Site
17. Holy Monastery of St. Paraskevi
Abbess Paraskevi
6855 Little York Lane
Washington, TX 77880 USA
Tel: (936) 878-2390
Fax: (936) 878-2630
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