The Men of the Orthodox Church: Think ‘Braveheart’
From the article: “Orthodox churches call men to be courageous and act (think ‘Braveheart’). Men love adventure, and our faith is a great story in which men find a role that gives meaning to their ordinary existence.”
Orthodox writer Frederica Matthewes-Green opines that the Orthodox Church may be the only church which attracts and holds men in numbers equal to women. She emailed a hundred Orthodox men, most of whom joined the Church as adults. Her question? “What do you think makes this church particularly attractive to men?” She suggests that their responses, here, may spark some ideas for leaders in other churches, who are looking for ways to keep guys in the pews.
It’s been noted that the Orthodox Church may not be as fully supported by Orthodox men beyond America’s shores. Readers, any thoughts?