Met. Joseph Commemorates 30th Anniversary of EOC Reception into Antiochian Archdiocese

Beloved in Christ, We greet you with great joy as we embark upon this new Lenten journey which lies ahead. Before us lies a strenuous path leading to the Feast of the Holy Resurrection of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ. May your journey be blessed! This year marks the 30th anniversary of an important event in the life of our Archdiocese. I do not want to let this event pass without remembering and giving thanks to God for it. Beginning in early 1987, over two-thousand members of the former Evangelical Orthodox Church were received with open arms into the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America. Over the course of several … [Read more...]

A Jesuit Missionary’s Journey To Orthodoxy

by Fr. Leo Arrowsmith The Society of Jesus was my spiritual home for 24 years. 13 of those years were as a Jesuit missionary in Japan. Only after returning to the US and leaving the Jesuits to marry Denise Mason did I finally come into contact with Orthodoxy. It all started in my prayer closet in 1983 where it seemed the Holy Spirit put the word "Orthodoxy" into my consciousness. So, I started looking around for Orthodoxy, knowing very little about it at the time. … [Read more...]

Arrowhead Springs To Antioch

Odyssey To Orthodoxy by Frs. Peter Gillquist and Gordon Thomas Walker By the summer of 1966, our bubble was starting to burst. As staff members of Campus Crusade for Christ (headquartered at Arrowhead Springs in California) and men in key roles of leadership, we were intent on bringing America's college students to faith in Christ. And we were further committed to Christ's Great Commission: bringing the Gospel to the whole world. But that summer, we realized we would have to change our strategy. For we had become convinced from the Scriptures that the Church was the means to fulfilling that Great Commission. The question … [Read more...]