Plumbing the Depths of the Holy Spirit

by Tudor Petcu Another in our series by Romanian writer, Tudor Petcu. 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 Andy Franqueira. 1) First of all, I would be tempted to ask you about your spiritual experiences that you had over the years. Which of them were the most important in … [Read more...]

From Sola Scriptura to Supernatural Experience to Sacred Church

by Thomas Prologue Since being received into the Church, I have tried to ponder and process the long road we took to become Orthodox. Truthfully, I was not sure I wanted to share our story because, in so many ways, it is similar to hundreds of other stories posted on Journey to Orthodoxy and elsewhere. But looking back, when I recall being unsure about the path upon which I was just starting, Journey to Orthodoxy provided both information and comfort. Peace was found in seeing that there were others who had trod this narrow path to the fullness of the Faith. So, to whomever reads this, know that you are not alone and there are others … [Read more...]

New Age Gnosticism vs. The Beauty of Orthodoxy

by Petcu TudorA Romanian writer,  Tudor Petcu 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 American convert to Orthodoxy, Nicholas Smith, whose spiritual journey was marked by a series of research experiences, each one contributing to the edification of his inner world.1) How would you … [Read more...]

Why One Jamaican Became an Orthodox Christian

by Moses Myers"Not all men are alike...I am not like all men..."The blessing of the Lord!My name is Marlon Marlondo Myers. I was born in August 1977, the second child and only son of my parents Raphael and Audrey Myers, and beloved brother to three sisters, Sherna (the eldest), Anna-Kim, and Kathy-Ann.My long journey to the Mother Church has began. However, as I think back over on how I got to this point, I become filled with deep emotion. For by the grace of God, I, a sinner, a stray sheep, have found the lovely bosom of the Orthodox Church - the One, Holy Catholic, and Apostolic Church. Therefore, it is my conviction that my humble … [Read more...]