After having read about the history of the Eastern Roman Empire and basically learning what the Greek Orthodox Church is for the first time, I'm really intrigued. I was brought up in the Evangelical "Church", such as it is but nothing about it ever felt quite right. After reading a book on actual history, a book more about an empire than a religion, so much about Christian culture became clear to me, and I realized that Orthodoxy seems to be the Christianity that every Evangelical is trying to reach for but doesn't quite know where to look, or even what it would look like if they saw it. The original biblical texts of the new testament are largely Greek. Most of the idea of what even forms a "church" today comes from the councils held by the Byzantines. And yet the Baptists probably actually believe that Jesus spoke the King's English at the last supper!
Will I live long enough to see the Hagia Sophia become the greatest church building of the Christian world again?