From Personal Crisis to Orthodox Christian

by Diana Lindsay Chapdelaine The beginning of my journey came from my Greek American grandmother, who was born in Greece and emigrated to the United States when she was fifteen. She had an icon of St. Pantelemon in her bedroom which my grandfather had brought from a monastery in Greece when he served there during World War Two. I was always drawn to it and inherited it when she passed away. I was baptized in the Episcopal Church as my father was and my mother was brought up in the Episcopal church as well as there were no Orthodox churches in the town in which she grew up. We were 'C and E Christians,' and sometimes not even that. I was … [Read more...]

A Journey To The Ancient Faith: Part 1

This is the story of parachurch Campus Crusade Leaders and their flocks becoming Orthodox by the thousands. Part 1 of 4. And it happened right here in the good ole' USA. … [Read more...]

My Conversion from Islam to Orthodoxy

by Masud Masihiyyen I was born into a Muslim family, but my personal interest in religion (Islam) was supported only by my mother. My father was a Muslim, but he went to mosque for public worship only twice a year. I rarely saw him recite the Koran in Arabic. However, he did his best to keep the Islamic fast for the whole month of Ramadan. My mother was comparatively more religious, but she could not perform any of the Islamic rituals because of her medical problems. She often recited the Koran in Arabic and repeated to herself the Islamic creed. My sister, on the other hand, delighted in considering herself a Muslim, but she … [Read more...]