Rod Dreher

Rod Dreher


Why I became Orthodox

posted by Rod Dreher

Wrapping up my four Beliefnet years, I was thinking about the posts that attracted the most attention and comment in that time. Without a doubt the most popular (in terms of attracting attention, not all of it admiring, to be sure) was the October 12, 2006, entry in which I revealed and explained why I’d left the Roman Catholic Church for Eastern Orthodoxy. At 5,000 words or so, it was probably the longest post I’ve ever written, and certainly the one that drew the most commentary. I wish I had been less melodramatic, but I wrote it in a single sitting, in an emotional outpouring. It is what it is, a snapshot in time.
The next day my daughter Nora was born, which occasioned this popular post about the mystical Marian connection to my marriage and that baby girl.



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