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<b>My name is Ephraem.</b>
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<b>My name is Ephraem Boyd.</b>
* I was baptized in 2005 at the [http://www.annunciationorthodoxchurch.org/ Church of the Annunciation], Milwaukie, Oregon (OCA).
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* I was baptized in 2005 at the [http://www.annunciationorthodoxchurch.org/ Church of the Annunciation], [[w:Milwaukie, Oregon|Milwaukie, Oregon]].
 
* Zenaida, my wife, joined me in my journey to the Church, and together we attended our first Orthodox service on the Sunday of St. [[John Climacus]], 2004.
 
* Zenaida, my wife, joined me in my journey to the Church, and together we attended our first Orthodox service on the Sunday of St. [[John Climacus]], 2004.
  
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* Discovering the writings of Fr. [[Seraphim Rose]] in the library at the University of Oregon in the early 90's
 
* Discovering the writings of Fr. [[Seraphim Rose]] in the library at the University of Oregon in the early 90's
 
* Seeing in a bookstore window a very large poster of a dire looking schemamonk with the caption "The Real Superman".  Not that I knew anything at all about schemamonks, but I could clearly see that this Christian monk was very much, spiritually speaking, ''heavy duty''.   
 
* Seeing in a bookstore window a very large poster of a dire looking schemamonk with the caption "The Real Superman".  Not that I knew anything at all about schemamonks, but I could clearly see that this Christian monk was very much, spiritually speaking, ''heavy duty''.   
Yet in my worldly ways I continued to struggle with the "foolishness of Christianity" for another decade.  Today, I am still wrestling with it!<br>Only now, I am wrestling with it, but with much ''hope'' and as a member of His Holy Church.
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Yet in my worldly ways I continued to struggle with the ''foolishness of Christianity'' for another decade.  Today, I am still wrestling with it!<br>Only now, I am wrestling with it, but with much ''hope'' and as a member of His Holy Church.
  
  
 
<b>St. [[Ephrem the Syrian]] is my patron saint.</b>
 
<b>St. [[Ephrem the Syrian]] is my patron saint.</b>
 
[[Image:Ephrem the Syrian.jpg|left|frame|St. Ephrem the Syrian]]
 
[[Image:Ephrem the Syrian.jpg|left|frame|St. Ephrem the Syrian]]
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* My primary interest is Church History, and in particular, its history in Northern Europe and America.   
 
* My primary interest is Church History, and in particular, its history in Northern Europe and America.   
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Latest revision as of 21:40, February 6, 2009

My name is Ephraem Boyd.

OCA 1.jpg This user belongs to the Orthodox Church in America



There are two
relatively mundane events that I think influenced my being drawn to the Orthodox Church:

  • Discovering the writings of Fr. Seraphim Rose in the library at the University of Oregon in the early 90's
  • Seeing in a bookstore window a very large poster of a dire looking schemamonk with the caption "The Real Superman". Not that I knew anything at all about schemamonks, but I could clearly see that this Christian monk was very much, spiritually speaking, heavy duty.

Yet in my worldly ways I continued to struggle with the foolishness of Christianity for another decade. Today, I am still wrestling with it!
Only now, I am wrestling with it, but with much hope and as a member of His Holy Church.


St. Ephrem the Syrian is my patron saint.

St. Ephrem the Syrian
Orthodox us.gif This user is Orthodox in America


en This user is a native speaker of English.
LTY This user is a member of the laity


  • My primary interest is Church History, and in particular, its history in Northern Europe and America.
  • With the hope of expanding the scope of my inquiries I am learning Russian, but I am very much a struggling beginner in this endeavor.
  • I am the head librarian at our parish
  • I earned my Bachelor's degree in Geography from the University of Oregon
  • My dream jobs are to work in the Church's archives and to work on the preservation and physical restoration of sacred and/or religious texts.
  • My desire, here at Orthodoxwiki, is to learn as much as I can about Wiki, to spend my time profitably, to support and utilize this project, and to improve my writing and research practice.
  • As I am a newbie, any helpful suggestions or advice would be most appreciated.
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