An Interview with Orthodox Writer, Bev Cooke

by Tudor PetcuTudor Petcu is a Romanian writer, graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania. He has published a number of articles related to philosophy and theology in different cultural and academic journals. His work focuses on the evolution of Orthodox spirituality in Western societies as well and he is going to publish a book of interviews with Westerners converted to Orthodoxy. In this article, he interviews Bev Cooke, a Canadian writer who converted to Orthodoxy.TP:  Given the fact that you are one of the most well-known orthodox thinkers and writers in the West, I think it would be very good if you could … [Read more...]

From Episcopalian Priest to Orthodox Priest

From 2012 - how did I miss this?by Greg GarrisonSince the Rev. Ernesto Obregon switched denominations, he now can pinpoint the key differences in reli­gious practices between Episco­palians and Greek Orthodox.For one thing, the Greek Orthodox have a lot more incense. It’s dispensed in clouds of smoke at every service through a censer, a metal container on the end of a chain.“Episcopalians do everything in moderation,” Obregon said. “Not too much incense.”Obregon, 60, left Cuba in 1961 and grew up in Ohio, eventually becoming an Episcopal priest. He and his wife, Denise, were missionaries to Bo­livia and Peru from 1990-2000. From 2000 to 2004, … [Read more...]

An Interview with Fr. William Olnhausen

by Predrag RudovicFather William Olnhausen is Orthodox priest who converted to Orthodoxy from the Episcopal Church, by a miracle of St. Nicholas. Why he decided to do that, what did he found in Orthodoxy and did not have before and what are differences between Western and Eastern Christianity, you will discover in this interview. An Interview with Fr. William Olnhausen … [Read more...]

The Road Facing East: Part 2

by Daria Why I became an Orthodox Christian "Icons are beautiful but they won't save you." Why I became an Orthodox Christian Daria is the author of the Memory of Chains blog. She is also active in the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry. This is her story! See Part One HERE … [Read more...]