Irreconcilable Differences in Orthodox Conversion

By Tudor Petcu A 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 post, he interviews Fr. Brian Noel, an American Convert to Orthodoxy. First of all, I would like you to talk a little bit about yourself and about your conversion to Orthodoxy, so that our readers discover your personality. I … [Read more...]

Video: My Conversion To Eastern Orthodoxy

by Mosho Choci This raw, personal account of conversion from Roman Catholicism to Eastern Orthodoxy is simple and powerful account of an honest journey to Truth! I am American from Puerto Rico living in the eastern area of the mainland. I was Roman Catholic for 35 years and have been Eastern Orthodox for 3.  I'm in a ROCOR parish, but was received by chrismation 3 yrs ago into Eastern Orthodoxy, in the Carpatho Russian Church.    Video: My Conversion To Eastern Orthodoxy … [Read more...]

From Glory to Glory: The Journey of Fr. Anthony Salzman

by Tudor Petcu A 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 Fr. Anthony Salzman, an American Orthodox priest and iconographer. 1.) First of all, please do tell us how you discovered the Orthodox spirituality and what meant it for your own spiritual growth. Fr. … [Read more...]

The Path of Lisa Ryan

by Lisa Ryan Pew has a new survey out about people who have chosen a new house of worship. I didn't participate, but it sure is interesting to see where I fit in. My story: I grew up Roman Catholic, spent about 10 years as a None (atheist), started believing and going back to Catholic church for about a year or two, then checked out my first Orthodox Liturgy (and got hooked, and converted). There’s a backstory about why I became a None and then became religiously re-affiliated, but it is a long story involving studying philosophy: best for another time. Reasons I left the Roman Catholic Church Dislike of modern Mass: I felt like no one … [Read more...]