In a Nutshell
I am a highly imperfect Orthodox Christian, thankful to have been chrismated — after a long search — on Holy Tuesday, 2005. My journey in a nutshell? After being baptized in a Presbyterian church as a child, I spent time investigating the more liberal Protestant denominations (Quakers, Unitarians), a variety of New Age-y beliefs, and even Judaism. Each of these journeys inched me closer to openness to Christianity. Finally, I got sick of my own ego and trying to find a faith that would serve it. I realized I would have to be a servant myself (“whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all”) and the way to do that was obviously through a life in Christ. At that point, I asked God for help believing in the tenets of Christianity. He gave it to me, and not long after, sent an Orthodox priest to guide me to the fullness of the Faith. Thank God!