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New converts flocking to an ancient church

from Houston Chronicle

Like many of his parishioners, Father Richard Petranek came to the Orthodox church in search of the past. After 30 years as an Episcopalian priest, Petranek converted to the Antiochian Orthodox Church and leads a new but growing parish in west Houston, filled almost entirely with converts to the ancient faith. "Most people come for the stability," he said. "The same thing that is taught today in the Orthodox church was taught 500 years ago, was taught 1,000 years ago, was taught 1,500 years ago." more

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