Patron Saint of Wannabes

Recent Articles

On Pacifism

One time a professing Christian told me, in a very casual manner, that if someone tried to break into their home, they would “shoot them immediately and not lose a minute of sleep over the [...]

On the Prodigal Son

And he said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many [...]

About Me

My name is Garry (Ambrose) Andreano. I’m an Orthodox Christian who likes to write out my thoughts and speculations, because it helps me think. My MBTI is INTJ, and I’m a 5 on the Enneagram. I write about theology, poetry, politics and other things. I think like a philosopher and I play piano by ear. I also enjoy photography and image editing.

I have a wife and a daughter, I live in PA, and I enjoy the great indoors.

I named this blog Ambrosiaster for two reasons:

  1. Ambrosiaster is a name given to an unknown author of works formerly attributed to Ambrose of Milan. Or as I like to think of it, there is someone trying to pretend that he is Ambrose of Milan.  A wannabe, so to speak.
  2. Ambrosiaster is kind of like blending the words Ambrose and Disaster, which describes me and my writings quite well.

Protestant Background

Calvary Chapel
Independent Bible
Nondenominational Evangelical
Reformed Baptist
KJV Only
Brethren in Christ

Philosophize about the world or worlds; about matter; about soul; about natures endowed with reason, good or bad; about resurrection, about judgment, about reward, or the Sufferings of Christ. For in these subjects to hit the mark is not useless, and to miss it is not dangerous.

St. Gregory the Theologian

Examine the writings of the Church Fathers and hear commentary on the content. This podcast is for those who are interested in learning about what the fathers taught, but do not have the time or perseverance to read intimidating walls of text.

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DISCLAIMER: Thoughts on this site are my own. Do not read this site thinking I am attempting to be a bastion of Dogmatic Theology. I know it might be surprising to find an Orthodox writer on the internet who does not believe he is St Mark of Ephesus, but alas, here I am. This site is primarily for me to wrestle with ideas and to interact with others in order to sharpen myself.

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