Keep JTO Reaching Out

Since going live just a few months ago, Journey To Orthodoxy has reached thousands seeking the Orthodox faith from all over the world. We're looking for Pathfinders, Trailblazers, Champions & Heralds to help us keep JTO flying high on the internet. Even in these tough and uncertain times, a multitude are seeking the faith "Once and for all delivered to the saints." Therefore, we are offering these gifts for those who take a step forward in supporting JTO this holiday season. Pathfinder: $100 or more This quality JTO mug. Sure, it's just another mug, but it is our humble way of saying thanks. The JTO logo is … [Read more...]

From Protestant Evangelical To Orthodox

by Fr. Gregory Rogers Perhaps I have always been spiritually hungry. Growing up in a devoted Christian home, I do not remember ever not believing in Christ, or wanting in my heart of hearts to follow him and do His will. Not that I have been able to fulfill it in every moment, but the desire was certainly there. I did all the things that good Christian boys are to do. Baptized by profession of faith shortly before my ninth birthday, I attended church services, youth meetings, Sunday School, went to Church camp each summer, participated in youth rallies, service projects, read the scriptures and nearly anything else I could get … [Read more...]

Orthodoxy In An English Village

by Fr. George Hackney Near to the geographical centre of England you can find Rolleston,  the tiny village where I was born. My family were farmers, as their ancestors had been for generations.  In the heart of the village and under the jurisdiction of the Church of England stood the ancient parish church of The Holy Trinity.  For centuries it had been the centre of village life.  There were no other denominations in the village. As a child I did not even know that other denominations existed.  It was in the Church of England that  I was baptised and taught the orthodox Christian Faith. It was in … [Read more...]

Contemporary Orthodox Turks

A Conversation with two Orthodox Turks, Achmet and Nejla In Turkey, which is the canonical territory of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, there are very few Greek parishioners left. The Orthodox community has been supplemented to some degree by Russians who have taken up permanent residence there. However, there are also some Turks who have become Orthodox in the Patriarchate. Lately their numbers have grown. Orthodox literature is being printed for them in Turkish, and articles about the newly-converted are being published. Achmet and Nejla are two of the thousand or so Turks who have changed their faith; and unlike others, … [Read more...]