Friday, January 16, 2009

A Catechumen's Journey from Hinduism - Recommended Article

I stumbled today on what I thought was an extremely intriguing article about a young woman's journey from Hinduism to Orthodox Christianity. It's not the actual conversion itself that caught my interest as much as the way in which she comes to believe in the church and convinced in it's historical "credibility."

"To make it even more shocking, I started reading about evidence for Christ's resurrection - not only did I feel there was more evidence supporting this event than we have for other events which we take for granted as being historically true, from reading the Gospels and knowing the horrible deaths these apostles underwent, it became very clear to me that they really believed in a physical resurrection, and they were dying for something more than this “be nice to each other” message."


As if the article weren't enough, there's also a link to a video of her baptism. There's something you don't see everyday!

3 comments:

street theologian said...

There have been a handful of stories I've read of hindus finding the Orthodox Church. Why aren't we receiving these people into the Malankara Church? Obviously we're not welcoming the interested, and we're often proud to not be evangelizing India. Once again, I hate beating the dead horse but...

Jason Kora said...

Well, as far as this particular story is concerned, I don't know if she had a preference for the Byzantine Church over us.

Whole-Bean said...

I agree with Steve on the not evangelizing in India factor... Hospitality begins at home on one side and there is a growing need to evangelize to the younger generation in India.