i don't know if anyone reads this anymore. i just wanted to post to say i've reached a milestone. After 2 years of investigation and attending an Orthodox parish, i was received into the Orthodox Church by chrismation last Saturday, December 21st, under the name Boris.
i decided to revisit some of the things i read the very first night my Protestantism unraveled. This included a blog in which Orthodoxy is criticized. After re-reading them, i'm not shaken or regretful of my decision in the least. i'm so grateful for the blessing to be part of the Orthodox Church, and i have already experienced the healing of the sacraments of the church.
i'd love to write about all my experience and thinking throughout this journey. Maybe some day i will. (But sadly, for the time being, i have a dissertation to write!)