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Dr. Douglas Grandon: Former Episcopal Priest

Douglas Grandon | March 14, 2005 One Comment

When Doug was a teenager, a friend shared Christ with him. Doug wasn’t sure God existed but, at his friend’s invitation, prayed for the Lord’s forgiveness and felt God’s grace for the first time. Later, he served as a Pentecostal missionary translator for five years in Yugoslavia. While studying Church history, he began to wonder to what church people like St. Augustine belonged. An Episcopal bishop friend taught him about apostolic succession and the Blessed Sacrament, leading him to be ordained an Episcopal priest. While studying at Oxford University, Doug discovered the need for a central authority in the Church, the Pope. He and his wife, Lynn, were received into the Catholic Church in 2003. Three years after this broadcast, in 2008, Father Doug was ordained a Catholic priest.