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Open Line With Fr. Douglas Grandon, Former Episcopalian Priest

August 4, 2008 No Comments

Marcus and Father Doug answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience.

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. Father Doug was ordained a Catholic priest, in 2008.