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== The Who's Who ==
 
== The Who's Who ==
  
Just a layman, I am a young man interested in Orthodoxy insofar as it encounters a culture as a whole.  To that end, my main points of interest are the variety of cultural manifestations of Eastern & Oriental Orthodoxy, as well as some very mild interest in how American converts have adjusted their lives to fall in line with the culture of their parish or the Church at large.
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My name is Paul Barrera.  I am one of the Faithful of the Orthodox Church.
  
== The Convert Thing ==
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I was born in Redmond, Washington and raised in Bellevue of the same state.
I converted from non-denominational evangelical protestantism last year, and was received into the One Church on Holy Saturday, during Pascha 2005My conversion was short, my readings were long, and I emerged as a big fan of Alexander SchmemmanOrthodoxy has changed my life, although not in that turn-the-world-upside-down sort of way.  I can just say that I am still working through my childhood/teenage spirituality slowly.
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I attended Seattle University, where I earned my BA in History.  I wrote two research papers: one on the disunity of the Iberian crowns and the Spanish Church in the eleventh century, and the other on the religious factions in Mexico City during the era of independenceI am currently back at Seattle University, attending the School of Law to obtain a JD.
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Since my freshman year of college, I have lived (mostly) in Seattle.
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On the Sunday of All Saints 2008, I was married at St Spiridon Orthodox Cathedral, my home parish.   
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I sing in the choir and ring the bells.  I also manage the parish bookstore.
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I enjoy pilgrimages to monasteries.  One of my best friends is a monastic.
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If you ever encounter me elsewhere on the internet, I go by Authio.
  
 
== Articles ==
 
== Articles ==
[[Apostle Paul]]
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[[All-Merciful Saviour Monastery (Vashon Island, Washington)‎]]
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Revision as of 17:07, August 24, 2013

The Who's Who

My name is Paul Barrera. I am one of the Faithful of the Orthodox Church.

I was born in Redmond, Washington and raised in Bellevue of the same state.

I attended Seattle University, where I earned my BA in History. I wrote two research papers: one on the disunity of the Iberian crowns and the Spanish Church in the eleventh century, and the other on the religious factions in Mexico City during the era of independence. I am currently back at Seattle University, attending the School of Law to obtain a JD.

Since my freshman year of college, I have lived (mostly) in Seattle.

On the Sunday of All Saints 2008, I was married at St Spiridon Orthodox Cathedral, my home parish.

I sing in the choir and ring the bells. I also manage the parish bookstore.

I enjoy pilgrimages to monasteries. One of my best friends is a monastic.

If you ever encounter me elsewhere on the internet, I go by Authio.

Articles

All-Merciful Saviour Monastery (Vashon Island, Washington)‎

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