So, this Monday I went to a meeting of young people connected to a foundation in Bucharest, Romania, to which I have been attached and of which I am Honorary President. One of the young men in the group asked, "What religion do you belong too?" I said, "I am a Christian and I am a member of The Episcopal Church...I am an Anglican." "Ah," he said, "you are like the Pentecostals or Baptists, yes?"
I tried to make sense of it all for him, but to no avail. I was not Orthodox, and therefore could be understood as one of those "fringe" people.
So the next time my realignment friends use the word 'Orthodox,' remember there are people out there who believe they have the patent on the word, and you ain't orthodox. Nor, by the way, am I.