Kallistos (Timothy) Ware conversion story

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

I’ve just discovered the written form of the conversion story of the author of The Orthodox Church, Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia, originally Timothy Ware. Fascinating especially for Protestants, in particular Anglicans as he was, he also addressed our jurisdictional disunity here in the West, and a freaky but touching encounter with St. John (Maximovitch) of San Francisco and Shanghai in Paris, and why he went with the Greeks instead of the Russians (FWIW!) – in a video I think I saw online he briefly said “ad fontes,” ‘the source’ of Orthodoxy, but it’s really more complicated than that, and less ideological (thankfully).

Plus, apparently a few weeks ago they promoted him to Metropolitan! Many years, Your Eminence!

(It’s not a new job, he’s still Auxiliary Bishop to the Greek Archbishop of Britain; just a higher honorary title. Not like he hasn’t earned it!)

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