October 19, 2009

Church Experiment #42: St. George Russian

Whoa. Why didn’t anyone warn me that exotic orthodox churches are nothing like Catholic churches?

First, I almost walked into the wrong building. There is a Korean Baptist Church within a stone’s throw of St. George Russian Orthodox (www.stgeorgeroc.org). Speaking of which, who knew there was a Korean Baptist Church in Cincinnati?

When I finally found the correct building, I was shocked to realize the room was small and the congregation was smaller. I expected a huge, old building with lots of people. I was so surprised that I almost turned around and left. I normally have a pretty good idea what I’m walking into, but not this week.

After a brief hesitation, I decided to stay.

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