Frontier Orthodoxy

Fr. Oliver Herbel

Fr. Oliver Herbel

The folks over at the always-interesting Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas are introducing a new column called Frontier Orthodoxy by Fr. Oliver Herbel. Fr. Herbel provides an introduction to his work, and some biographical detail, and what surely is the Quote of the Week in the Orthodox Christian blogosphere:

I have come to see that modesty is a virtue that is in very very very short supply in our culture, that love and kindness are all too often hard to come by, and that courage and fortitude are rare on the issues that count and abundantly present in the face of some of the least important issues in life. Most importantly, I have learned that if one wants to be in the Ark, the Church of Christ propagated through the Apostles, one has to enter the Holy Orthodox Church and put up with the breath taking stench. The other option doesn’t stink, of course, but a rotten smell still beats lungs full of water.


  1. This is the quote of the year! WOW! Fr. Oliver has a wonderful ministry ahead of him!

  2. George Michalopulos says

    Indeed, we need to support him in any way we can.

  3. Ronda Wintheiser says

    Where is Fr. Oliver now? Does anyone know?

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