My name is Michael Fulton and I am a student at the University of Texas at Austin, studying Ancient History and Classical Civilizations with a Greek minor. Brought up a Roman Catholic, I was led to Orthodoxy through research after becoming disturbed by post-conciliar Rome. I was brought into the Church Holy Saturday 2004 and have been a faithful congregant at St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church located in Austin, TX.
Education and Prospectives
Upon leaving the den of postmodernism which is UT, I plan on becoming a seminarian (hopefully at St. Vladimir's, God willing). Hopefully I will find time in between my studies to marry my girlfriend Gabriela (a.k.a. Jessica), who is also a contributor to Orthodox Wiki.
I have a fondness for liturgical theology, which would explain my beef with current innovations in Western liturgics (particularly the Novus Ordo Missae). I am also keenly interested in patristics, angelology, pre-schismatic Anglo-Saxon and French saints, and ecclesiastical history as well as Byzantine history in general are passions of mine. Aside from trudging through Latin and Greek (often with much pain on my person), I have a sick fascination with cultology, and from that stems my interest in apologetics.
I'm a nerd and cajun at heart. My parents' families have unique histories which are closely tied to the Texas Gulf Coast and Southern Louisiana. Beyond my pious interests, I am a trekkie, and I have a habit of rubbing it off on my girlfriend (slowly she is learning to tell the difference between a Cardassian and a Klingon).