Yet Another Lutheran Pastor Journeys Into The Orthodox Church

by Joshua Genig I recall being deeply moved by Fr. Richard John Neuhaus’ recounting of his journey from Lutheranism into the Roman Catholic Church (“How I Became the Catholic I Was”). It is a move that not a few have made, with denominational provenance spanning most every Protestant confession. Though I journeyed in a different […]

Why Are Lutherans Converting to Eastern Orthodoxy?

by Gabe Martini In a recent podcast titled “Introducing Eastern Orthodoxy” at the Just & Sinner blog, Lutheran author Jordan Cooper laid some groundwork to help not only explain why many conservative Lutherans are ‘heading East,’ but also provide an introduction to Orthodox belief and practice for his largely Lutheran audience. Since I have a […]

My Search For The Truth (And Subsequent Finding Of It): Pt 1

by Tamara Schmerse Part 1 of 17 This delightful story of Tamara’s journey is captivating. I’ve decided to publish it in it’s entirety as a series from her blog, My Search For The Truth. Enjoy this excellent journey, and thank you, Tamara, for allowing us to republish it! My Search For The Truth (And Subsequent […]

What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: Pt 2

From the blog, The Obnoxious Side of Me Here is the second part of my long and strange spiritual journey. I left off where we had moved to a reformed view of Christianity, and for about 10 years, that was where we were. Some of the aspects of that reformed view changed within that time […]

What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: Pt 1

From the blog, The Obnoxious Side of Me. This is a blog post (two actually) that I’ve been working on for quite some time. At this point, I’ve gotten it to about as good as I’m going to get it before I start having diminishing returns in editing. Anyway, without further ado…. I’ll apologize up […]

Reflections of an Orthodox Pilgrim

by Fr. Brendan Pelphrey Converts to Orthodoxy are frequently asked why we became Orthodox.  Since my wife and I were chrismated in 1995 we have answered this question hundreds of times, but often it is difficult to know exactly what to say.  It is not that our story changes each time, but that the reason […]

For The Children’s Sake

by Tara McNeeley “Let the little children come to Me and do not forbid them; for such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14 It’s about 8:30 at night in our home and a book has been read, prayers have been said, and everyone is settling down to sleep. All of a sudden I hear […]

Landing After A Lifetime Of Looking

My attention was also captured by the parish priest, who, oddly enough was not the dark-haired man of middle-eastern descent that I was expecting, but a blonde-haired priest of Scandinavian extraction. The parish priest came across to me as a “peoples priest” who enjoyed answering the multitude of questions posed to him about Orthodoxy

“Ezekiel’s” Journey to Orthodoxy

by’ Ezekiel’ My wife and I were born into Lutheran homes, and we were baptized as infants in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Both of our families were active in their Lutheran congregations, and both of us were raised in “traditional” Lutheran homes. At the […]

Thank You, Martin Luther

This comes to us from the Cometh At Midnight Blog, a personal favorite of mine. Today is Reformation Day in the Lutheran churches and I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Martin Luther for making me Orthodox. I grew up in the 60?s when the Lutheran Church was conservative and traditional.  We still […]