My Journey To Orthodoxy
By David M. Huisman
Since being a young man I’ve been a guest at churches of several denominations of Christian faith, never to become a member. Sometimes I was a guest a day, years, or not going to church at all for a while. When thinking back on it, I believe I was seeking the true Christian Church. When you are drifting so to speak, everywhere you go people say that their way is right and everyone else’s is wrong. It’s hard to decide what is right. Man changed things in history and brought about the differences in the various denominations long ago. For me it was hard to embrace these changed denominations and become a true part of them. I didn’t know why things had to be changed at all. I was seeking the Truth and these changes confused me.
At the time, I had never explored Orthodoxy, I didn’t know what it was all about or its origins. I have to admit something because it is truly part of my journey, my wife Anthea introduced me to Orthodoxy. As it so happens, Orthodoxy is what I was seeking all along. It is authentic and unchanged since the time of the apostles.
Now I’m Orthodox and have a Church I can truly believe in and have no doubts about its origins. I have a family in Christ together with all of you that I truly appreciate at St. Luke’s. I’m learning about God and actually acting differently in my private life. I’m a better person, a better Christian than I’ve ever been but with room for improvement.
I’m working on it, I’m working on my journey.