My Journey Through Lutheranism and Calvary Chapel to Orthodoxy

by Patrick Keenan My parents brought me to Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church for Baptism as an infant. Somehow, someway a grace entered my life that has resided as long as I can remember. The quest as to who He is and how I should know him has been a lifelong pursuit. It was an evening in 1966. Our modest North Dakota apartment housed my Mother, Father and myself. Dad was at the family Drive-In. Mom and I decided to watch NBC’s Saturday Night at the Movies. It was a Rock Hudson Movie called ‘The Spiral Road’. Rock’s character was an Atheist Doctor in a south pacific Island who had fallen in love with a Christian nurse. She asked Rock why he … [Read more...]

My Journey to the Orthodox Christian Church: Part Two

by Adam Lindahl But I will never forget that moment that I stepped over the threshold. I was immediately struck with a sense of awe and reverence. Before me stood a dark room with only candlelight illuminating select portions of the space. The smell of previously used incense lingered in the air. The image of Christ was before me with only a small flickering candle casting light on His face. Everyone was silently awaiting the beginning of the service. A few people hurriedly, but carefully prepared for the service by lighting remaining candles and preparing sheet music in a small corner of the room. Icons of saints lined the church and people … [Read more...]

My Journey to the Orthodox Christian Church: Part One

by Adam Lindahl I remember exactly what I was doing the first time the thought crept into my head: There is no God. The depth and darkness of the cold Montanan winter surrounded me in the middle of my senior year of college while I sat in my room working on a difficult assignment. I don’t know precisely what was happening in my head that led me to that stray thought: there is no God, but there it was, laid out in front of me for consideration for the first time. I fought with the idea. I struggled against it, but it was persistent. What on earth led me to this point? I grew up a Christian just like many of my millennial peers; I never … [Read more...]

My Conversion to Eastern Orthodox Christianity

by Jason Terpack A former Protestant pastor, Jason tells his own story with honesty recounting the journey to Orthodox Christianity he took and what it meant.  Enjoy!       My Conversion to Eastern Orthodox Christianity … [Read more...]