“The Search for the True Church is Invaluable”

An Interview with American clergyman Protopriest Seraphim Bell by Elena Khomullo, conducted during a trip to Russia Fr Seraphim Bell is an American, a Protopriest of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, founder and former president of the Missionary Department of ROCOR. He established four Orthodox parishes in the USA, did missionary work in Guatemala, Nepal and the Philippines, and also spent time on Mt Athos. At the present time, Fr Seraphim lives at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. His voice reflects his surname as he proclaims sermons about our Lord Jesus Christ. He consoles those in despair with the hope of … [Read more...]

Orthodoxy and Philosophy: An Interview with Travis Dumsday

by Tudor Petcu Tudor Petcu is a Romanian writer, 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 Travis Dumsday, a convert from Presbyterianism.  Tudor Petcu: With your permission, I would like to focus first of all on the idea of "orthodox philosophy", which in my opinion is so important, for at … [Read more...]

From the Church of Christ to the Orthodox Church: Part 1

by David Scott KlajicScott's journey took him from Orthodoxy to the Church of Christ, to Presbyterianism, to Eastern (Byzantine) Catholicism, to Roman Catholicism right back into the arms of the Orthodox Church. In 2015, I “converted” to Orthodoxy, at 43 years old.At the time, I had recently returned from my second deployment (I am an army officer) and had reached the final step in a journey that took, I guess, the entire previous 43 years.  I was married, had 4 children, and a basically stable life. How did I get here?BackgroundMy father was a Yugoslavian national of Serbian descent who defected from the Tito regime in 1958. He was Serbian … [Read more...]

Katherine’s Journey Home: Part 3

by Katherine SandersBack in Edinburgh, we went to the Orthodox Church at the end of a day when churches are open for visitors - my husband has always been an unusual man and as a church architect, we had lots of reasons to go and see this unique place.We turned up at the small chapel of St Andrew the First-Called in the university area at the end of the day and were shown around by Presbytera Elizabeth Flegg, an ex-gym teacher who was spry, funny and very bright. She insisted that we stay for vespers, since it was already 6pm and that, as they say, was that! The lights were dimmed. The candles were lit. Incense rose with the voices in … [Read more...]