View Larger Image My Conversation with Abbot Tryphon of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) Joseph Sciambra2021-03-16T16:04:29+00:00March 16th, 2021|Blog, Podcast| Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInPinterest Related Posts Gallery Fr. Seraphim Rose: My Conversation with His Niece – Cathy Scott July 13th, 2021 | 0 Comments Gallery Fr. Seraphim of Platina: The Life and Death of the Unlikeliest Russian Orthodox Monk July 7th, 2021 Gallery Tattoos From a Christian Perspective: A Conversation with Shayne Swenson June 24th, 2021 Gallery Pro-Gay Religious Order Still Oversees “Gayest” Parish in San Francisco June 18th, 2021 Gallery Finding Humor in an Age of Darkness: My Conversation with John Zmirak May 7th, 2021 One Comment Patricia (Tessa) Moran March 17, 2021 at 9:41 pm It has been important to me too, Joseph, to find the faith tradition which recognizes and unites brothers and sisters in Christ in the most Godly manner possible. We want to be acknowledged, neither excluded nor stigmatized; and, importantly, held to the same high standard as all others. One barrier to this attainment is, we all compartmentalize: clergy, monastics, laity — the victimized very much the more so, out of self-protective necessity, it would seem. We cannot truly see nor be seen in the way that matters the most. Lo, One, in whose bright image we are made, uniquely capable of truly seeing and knowing each of us, appears. There is rejoicing! Yet this same One made us familial; tribal; connected profoundly. So, here we are suspended, as it were, between the clouds and the clay. We long ultimately for heaven. Meanwhile all Christian Faith, God-inspired and God-mandated as it is, is, unfortunately, too often taken by man as a matter of dominion. Perhaps this is man’s imperfect response to the challenge of managing the magnitude of this suspended state. Forgive me if I have merely muddied the waters! Comments are closed.