Eastern Orthodox Members Trying to Grow in Jacksonville, IL

For Karen Woods of Jacksonville, attending Divine Liturgy, the primary worship service in the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition, has meant making a 90-minute trek one way to Quincy’s St. Raphael of Brooklyn Mission Church each Sunday. Woods, a convert to Orthodoxy along with her husband, Martin, and son, Andrew, 18, is hoping to generate interest […]

Evangelicals Turn Toward … Orthodoxy

The Conversion of Fr. Wilbur Ellsworth By Jason Zengerle The ministry is a calling, but it is also a career, and, in 1987, a Baptist minister named Wilbur Ellsworth was given the career opportunity of a lifetime. After nearly two decades of pastoring modest congregations in California and Ohio, Ellsworth, at the age of 43, […]