What is Eastern Orthodoxy Anyway? It's being much-mentioned and much-lauded during all the millennial celebrations, but what, really, is this "Christian" faith that's so unfamiliar to most Western Protestants? Here's an introduction. Dr. Alexander Melnyk is a professor of bio-chemistry at Vanier College in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and is also currently a candidate for a master of divinity degree at St. Andrew's College, a Ukrainian Orthodox theological school attached to the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.
Francis's Tenacious Lady Gentle Clare of Assisi had to defy family and church to follow in Francis's way. Ingrid Peterson, O.S.F., is a lecturer at the Tau Center, Sisters of Saint Francis, in Winona, Minnesota. She is author of Clare of Assisi: A Biographical Study (Franciscan Press, 1993).