I attended service at a local Gnostic Church today. I think I’m going to become a regular.
I have never heard a priest or minister of any denomination perform the Eucharist with such energy or conviction! The congregation was small- there were seven of us counting the priest and his lay server- but the people were interesting, erudite, friendly, and engaging and there was a vibe similar to what one would have expected of the earliest churches in ancient Rome. It’s in a small home chapel in an unassuming house just off of NE 60th, a part of town not known for much in the way of touristy stuff.
Best of all, I can be myself and all that implies, and all of the experiences I have had to date are regarded as valuable and worthy of sharing and even an asset to the community. I can talk openly about John and everything his life taught me about the essence of our condition and that is such a relief!
Also, they need qualified priests and servers and that’s kind of an ambition of mine. I really do feel like I’ve found a home here.