The Presbytery of Ministers of Kodesh Mishkan Ministry Group have a diverse religious history. Our backgrounds include Catholicism, Presbyterian, Methodist & Baptist Protestantism, Messianic Judaism and Pentecostalism. During our fellowship, we compared and contrasted, looking for areas of CONSENSUS rather than areas of difference. Our desire was to find the most reliable religious tradition in which to place our converts. This led us to “start over from the beginning”, and study the Eastern Orthodox Christian Faith.
The Presbytery of Ministers then developed our Statement of Faith to incorporate those most faithful aspects, straining out the influences of the Roman See, the biases of Reformation Protestantism, and the errors and misinterpretations of modern Pentecostalism to create a reliable interpretation of first-century Christian belief.
We quickly realized that our unique Statement of Faith would require us to form a new Church.
Our primary literature is The Holy Bible. We recommend the New International Version and the Revised Standard Version.
For training purposes, we have developed our Ministerial Handbook, explaining our organization, doctrine and polity. The Ministerial Handbook is available upon request, by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are developing our Discipleship Manual, a compilation of sermons and devotionals, ranging in scope from new to advanced believers. This manual will aid people in understanding our beliefs and why we hold them, and a Prayer Book, for clergy and lay usage. This is a compilation of Orthodox prayers modified to reflect our beliefs.
The Philokalia: the wisdom literature of the Eastern Orthodox Church. “Philokalia” translates into English as “The Love of the Beautiful“. The Philokalia provides practical guidance for daily Christian growth, in the areas of repentance, prayer, controlling our inner thought life and our outer behaviors.
The Way of a Pilgrim & The Pilgrim Continues His Way: These books provide the reader an example of how to implement the concept of “prayer without ceasing”. Following the Spiritual growth of the un-named Pilgrim as he transforms from seeker to saint.