“If You Build It, They Will Come”: Evangelism St. Seraphim Style
The key to growing our parish is our mutual commitment to living the life of the Body of Christ, and sharing that life with those around us who are “hungering and thirsting for righteousness” (Matthew 5:6).
Audiences around the country have heard him share the story of his journey from evangelical Protestantism into Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Matthew presents talks, retreats, and seminars on a broad spectrum of topics: the comparative differences between Eastern and Western Christianity, the ascetic/sacramental experience of God, discerning the will of God in one’s life, the nature of Orthodox evangelism, and many more. “Pilgrims from Paradise”—his weekly Internet podcast on Ancient Faith Radio (www.ancientfaith.com)—reaches thousands of listeners each month with timely teachings on the Orthodox Christian experience.
Gallatin is a former professor of philosophy. He and his wife, Alice, live in Sandpoint, Idaho. They are active members of Holy Myrrhbearers Antiochian Orthodox Church in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
St. John of the Ladder Orthodox Church of America
701 Augusta Arbor Way
Piedmont, South Carolina 29673
Rev Fr. Marcus C Burch, Pastor
Rev Fr. Nikolay Miletkov