Lutheran pastors find calling in Orthodox Church
A couple of retired Lutheran pastors have taken what seems to be an unorthodox step; they have ended their Lutheran church membership and joined the Orthodox Church.
Vining residents Cheryl and David Doely said they haven’t rejected the ELCA church as much as they have intensified its most important elements in this ancient faith with its icons, incense and a capella music.
“Very few people were surprised,” said David. He added, “Those who knew us weren’t surprised.”
Honestly, they’re not sure what many of their former parishioners think. Or even if they know about their conversion. They retired from the ministry in January 2013 and converted into Orthodoxy that April. They wanted to keep their retirement separate from their conversion, and so they quietly moved on, resigned their Lutheran membership and became Orthodox. read entire story. . . .