“Are We Going To Convert?” – My Journey To The True Church

by Isaac Bicko Before I delve too deep into my journey to the Church, I would like to reflect a little bit on my childhood with an anecdote… One of my earliest memories is one of when my neighbor (also my best friend at the time) and I were playing in my backyard on a […]

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 […]

The Pastor’s Path to Orthodoxy: Did I Join A Cult?

This post in our series of spouses who become Orthodox without their spouses is for husbands, and interestingly, also for heterodox clergy. This article is from a former Assembly of God pastor who found his way to the Early Church, and behold – discovered that it is Orthodox Christianity. Thank you, Patrick, for allowing us to publish […]

The Orthodox Man

The story of former Baptist Tommy “Tomas” Rydén As an infant I had been what they call “officially blessed” in the Baptist church of Linköping in front of the congregation. As Baptists the congregants did not believe in any formal baptism of infants. My father, who in his younger years had been trained as an […]

Couple Converts to Orthodoxy, Five Years Later Celebrates 70th Wedding Anniversary

by Todd McMahon This was too good not to publish – The congregation from Green Bay’s St. Matthew Orthodox Church celebrated the 70th wedding anniversary for church members Bronnie and Annabelle Stroud. When he leads the Sunday morning liturgy, Father Maximus Cabey needs only to gaze out to his congregation to find inspiration in the […]

My Journey Home… To Orthodoxy

by Charlene Haapala It is difficult to describe the changes that have occurred in my life in the past year. It literally feels as if it has been three years. That may be due to the fact that as a whole, I have slowed down. A few life changes have occurred in the last year […]

Teach Me How To Live When The Tongue Is Done

by Jeremiah In order to join the Orthodox Church, I had to be chrismated. In this liturgical ceremony, the priest anointed me with chrism oil and prayed that I would receive the Holy Spirit. In charismatic circles, we would probably call this a “baptism of the Holy Spirit,” just without the speaking in tongues. While […]

Why Charistmatics Should Become Orthodox

by Mike Spreng This comes to us from the excellent blog, Classical Christianity: Eastern Orthodoxy for Today, which is quickly becoming one of my favorites. There are a number of reasons why Charismatics should become eastern Orthodox; reasons such as apostolic succession, liturgical renewal and a general expansion of theology. But there are a few […]

The Willard Preacher

by Gary Cattell This is the first hand account of the Gary Cattell, The Willard Preacher, an Orthodox Christian street preacher who preached the Gospel at Pennsylvania State University, in front of Willard Hall. I’ve been a ‘fan’ of his for some time, and I’m very happy to be able to publish his story. Growing […]

An Un-Orthodox Route

By Adlen Robinson The Journey of Fr. Barnabas Powell. This was published today by Forsythe News. Some people sense a calling early in life but make other stops along the way before answering it. Such is the case with Father Barnabas Powell, the new pastor of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church. Raised […]