What To Do With St. Ignatius?

by Theron Mathis Of all the saints of the Church, Ignatius maybe had the biggest impact in leading me towards Orthodoxy. Saint Ignatius threw several wrenches into my Protestant Evangelical machinery. After discovering him, I was faced with the question: What do I do with Ignatius? Here’s a brief bio that will explain why he […]

How God Dragged Fr. Seraphim Bell into Orthodoxy

Well, that’s what he said. Father Seraphim Bell explains, starting at 2:45, how he became Orthodox. Read more about his journey HERE

The Letter of an Orthodox Catechumen to His Beloved Daughter

Ray is an inquirer who made contact with us a little while ago, and we have kept in touch with each other as he made contact with a local parish. This is a letter he wrote to his daughter, who attends a protestant university. His daughter recently wrote him back. He is an Orthodox Catechumen, and […]

Why I Became Orthodox: Part Four

by Wesley Giesbrecht The Scales Tip All throughout the time of my journey, unknowingly, towards Orthodoxy I had this strange intuition that the Orthodox Church was right but it was as if within me there was an Orthodox and a Protestant arguing against each other and time after time the Protestant won. I can recall a […]

Why I Became Orthodox: Part Three

by Wesley Giesbrecht A Shrinking Circle and an Enlarging Ecclesiology I was a part of a prison ministry team with her father and it just so happened that the day she discovered the letter and showed her parents was the day of one of our trips to the prison. The whole time I was nervous and […]

Why I Became Orthodox: Part Two

by Wesley Giesbrecht From Symbol to Sacrament Part of my Evangelical Anabaptist upbringing was a complete rejection of the sacraments. Baptism was only an act of public declaration and the Eucharist (a word entirely foreign to my upbringing; it was simply called ‘communion’) was nothing more than a memorial meal. This was something I held on […]

Why I Became Orthodox: Part One

by Wesley Giesbrecht Ever since I was baptized into the Eastern Orthodox Church on September 7th, 2014, I’ve thought of possibly writing an article about the reasons for my leap out of Evangelical Anabaptism and into Eastern Orthodoxy. I’m sure that many people have wondered about why I made the jump and the reasons that I […]

Philippine Denominations join the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Aust. & NZ

This letter was posted on the website of the Antiochian Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand To all of our reverend clergy and beloved faithful, Greetings to all of you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We would like to inform you that after long discussions with two denominations from the Philippines, one […]

Into Orthodoxy: The Long Journey Home

Being a Protestant, I of course did not fish outside the Protestant pool. I became an Anglican, and thereafter, an Anglican priest.

Japanese Woman Follows Her Heart to Orthodoxy

How far is Tokyo from Larissa? By kilometers the distance is undoubtedly very great. For a young woman, who had the longing to follow the path of her heart to satisfy a great desire of hers, the distance was like an excursion in a blooming spring garden. It is like the excursion the then 29 […]