The Orthodox William Harrington

by Tudor PetcuA Romanian writer, Tudor is a 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 William Harrington, an American Convert to Orthodoxy.TP: With your permission, I am interested to find out more information about your spiritual personality before becoming an Orthodox. Who were you before … [Read more...]

Stumbling into Zion – The Confessions of a Redneck Priest

by Fr. John Moses A strong testimony of the healing power of Christ and his Church, Fr. John Moses' story is presented to give hope to those trapped in darkness. “I’d rather you were dead.” I stood in amazement because my mother, who had just spoken those words, clearly did not understand what I was saying to her. I assured her that I was not converting to Judaism. Even so, it would take some years until she understood my change in life and warmed up to Orthodoxy. I asked her once why she remained a Methodist. Without a pause she replied that the Methodist Church let her think whatever she wanted. I thought that this was precisely the … [Read more...]

Ex Pastor – Now Orthodox Priest – Fr. Seraphim Cardoza

An interview with Fr. Seraphim Cardoza on the program "Afternoons on the Dove".Former protestant pastor, now Orthodox Archpriest Fr. Seraphim Cardoza.Fr. Seraphim Cardoza, St. Innocent Orthodox Church, Rogue River, Ore. … [Read more...]

South Tennessee to South Canaan

by Fr. Martin Watt I was born of Methodist and Baptist parents in the mid 1960s.  I was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, but grew up in Jackson, Tennessee, near Memphis. I was christened in the Methodist Church at birth.  I have the distinct honor of being the only person, to my knowledge, to have failed confirmation class. When I first went through confirmation class, around age 11, my father who was the Baptist half of my upbringing, wanted to make sure I knew that the decision to be received in the Church was my decision, but that I should be prepared to keep that decision for the remainder of my life.  It was his way of stressing … [Read more...]