One year ago I created the topic that is shared below, and now, a year later I am finally going to go to my first mass this week!
Some things have changed during the course of the year since I wrote the below post. 6 months ago I stopped going to the Eastern Orthodox Church. I couldn’t do it anymore. It wasn’t a denial of faith or a denial of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by any means, but it was most assuredly a denial of the Eastern Orthodox Tradition. Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with the Orthodox people, they are very warm and welcoming, and I personally love the Divine Liturgy and all the glorious traditions of Orthodoxy. However, I don’t feel like they are in-line with the Universal Church and this has been problematic for me.
The word “universal” has continued to come up in my mind over the course of the year. If Christ died for all, then he must have also established His Church for all. Not just for the Greek or the Russian, but for all peoples.
“Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.” -Colossians 3:11
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” -Galatians 3:28
For me, the Catholic Church seems like the only true, universal Church and my heart has desired to be a part of it for a very long time now. I have denied my heart however because many people have warned me not to go to the Catholic Church, for various reasons, but I continue to feel drawn in by her and I can no longer deny what I feel on the most deep and sincere level. So, I have finally decided to “take the leap” and go this week. Please brothers and sisters in Christ, pray for me!
Original post from a year ago:
“I continue to feel need to come into full communion with Rome and be Catholic…”