Browsing: leaving the Church

Source: Pravmir.com ARCHPRIEST GEOFFREY KORZ “Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love…” (Revelation 2:4) Those of you old enough to recall it might remember the Paul Simon song, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover. In it, an adulterer contemplates a long list of ways in which one affair can be terminated – presumably with the goal of concentrating on a different one. Like that song, living an Orthodox Christian life presents a plethora of ways to leave our first love: to leave Christ and His Church, whether we are planning to do so or not. Usually, most…