Merry Christmas!

Dear Friends and Supporters of JTO, Christ is Born! Glorify Him! Our hope and prayer today is that the Lord Jesus Christ will grant you every good thing – peace, health, joy, wellness for your family, success in study for your children, and family unity – on this, the feast of His birth. We pray […]

My Journey To Orthodoxy

by Kevin Allen Kevin is the award winning host of the radio program “The Illumined Heart,” and won the Best Podcast/Internet Radio Show once again! Congratulations Kevin on a well deserved award. For you, our JTO readers, we offer Kevin’s own conversion story. Enjoy! I began my spiritual journey in eastern religion – specifically Hinduism. […]

Keep JTO Reaching Out

Since going live just a few months ago, Journey To Orthodoxy has reached thousands seeking the Orthodox faith from all over the world. We’re looking for Pathfinders, Trailblazers, Champions & Heralds to help us keep JTO flying high on the internet. Even in these tough and uncertain times, a multitude are seeking the faith “Once […]

Contemporary Orthodox Turks

A Conversation with two Orthodox Turks, Achmet and Nejla In Turkey, which is the canonical territory of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, there are very few Greek parishioners left. The Orthodox community has been supplemented to some degree by Russians who have taken up permanent residence there. However, there are also some Turks who have become […]

The Quiet Cradle

by Janice Bidwell Though Janice’s story isn’t really a ‘revert’ story (someone who grew up in the faith, left and re-converted), it is an excellent example of someone who has grown up as a believer! As a cradle Orthodox Christian, for most of my life I’ve been quiet about my faith. My silence did not […]

Reason #1: the ever-changing church

This series of articles are from the “Becoming Orthodox” blog. This is the first in a series of posts highlighting reasons why I have converted to the Orthodox Church. They are listed in no particular order. Some are big, important reasons; others may be small, wonderful but non-essential reasons. I hope they offer food for […]

Digital Natives Embrace Ancient Church

Twentysomethings captivated by Orthodoxy by Andrea Goodell Tim Flinders will graduate from Grand Valley State University next month. Raised Lutheran, he also explored fundamentalist Baptism, Roman Catholicism and even Messianic Judaism before converting to Orthodox Christianity this year. “Orthodoxy has completely transformed me already,” he said. “I feel like the first time in my life […]

Our Path To Orthodoxy

From the excellent blog “Becoming Orthodox.” I’ve been working on an introductory post, but it’s getting too long to be of any benefit to anyone. For now I will attempt a brief overview. Both my husband and I are from devout Protestant backgrounds and we both have found these experiences lacking. David has felt this […]

Finally Oriented

I didn’t realize till it was too late that the underlying theology behind historical Christian worship wasn’t compatible with my current theology. It was like trying to mix oil and water. It didn’t work. I imagine our Pentecostal church was the only Pentecostal church in the area with icons of Christ and the Virgin Mary behind the pulpit!

Two Quechua Women from Bolivia Accept Orthodox Baptism

Here is a story of the good work of the martyred priest, Fr. Daniil Sysoyev. Immediately following Christmas services, in one of the Orthodox churches in the southern districts of Moscow, two women of the Quechua people of South America accepted Orthodox baptism. “We talked with them about the faith, and they read the Creed […]