Why I’m Becoming Orthodox: Part 1 of 3

Part 1 -- Scripture and Tradition by Matt Ferdelman Matt Ferdelman is a catechumen at St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church in Dayton, Ohio. Matt was born into the Pentecostal church where he attended for the first 17 years of his life. In 2008 he began the process of becoming a five-point Calvinist at Apex Community Church in Kettering, OH, where he remained until his conversion to Orthodoxy in November 2014. After marrying his wife Erin in 2011, he finished his Bachelor's and Master's of Science in Accountancy at Wright State University in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Matt now works as a CPA in a small accounting firm downtown, … [Read more...]

Following the Presence of God

by Russell Howard I was baptized Roman Catholic, and I grew up going to St. Killians Church in Farmingdale, New York.  At first, my family and I attended Mass every Sunday, while I remember anxiously watching the clock.  Sometimes I would even make two trips to the bathroom to kill the time.  I remember paying attention to the sermons, but the priest often had an accent that was difficult for me to understand, and I also daydreamed more often than I paid attention.  When my sisters stopped singing in the childrens choir, we stopped going every Sunday, and eventually we began to attend only on Easter Sunday and Christmas Eve. … [Read more...]