Orthodoxy: What I Was Born For – Part 5

by Anastasia & Joseph GuilianiThis is the conversion story from ocultism in the Jehovah's Witnesses  to Orthodoxy, and it is not a light read. The account presented here has been edited, but reader discretion is advised. This is a strong story. We are grateful for Ravyn Anastasia and Lee Joseph for permitting us to publish it.Our First LentI was happy to fast, we could not afford to eat like most people anyway. But we also started to give alms, and to do things without food and money, spiritual exercises in fasting and almsgiving. The richness of Orthodoxy was opening up to us. We were anxious with anticipation about whether our Spiritual … [Read more...]

Orthodoxy: What I Was Born For – Part 3

by Anastasia & Joseph GuilianiThis is the conversion story from ocultism in the Jehovah's Witnesses  to Orthodoxy, and it is not a light read. The account presented here has been edited, but reader discretion is advised. This is a strong story. We are grateful for Ravyn Anastasia and Lee Joseph for permitting us to publish it.A Traveling Partner On The JourneyI met Lee through a mutual friend online, while I was in Southern California and they were in Attleboro, Massachusetts. I had started a flirtship with his friend Ian in an AOL role-playing chatroom and we had spent a few nights talking on the phone all night and finding out how much … [Read more...]

Orthodoxy: What I Was Born For – Part 2

by Anastasia & Joseph GuilianiThis is the conversion story from ocultism in the Jehovah's Witnesses  to Orthodoxy, and it is not a light read. The account presented here has been edited, but reader discretion is advised. This is a strong story. We are grateful for Ravyn Anastasia and Lee Joseph for permitting us to publish it.Where I Came InThe earliest known experience I had with my demon is not really my own memory but the “story” I have heard both my parents tell my whole life. I was about 18 months old and had a nightlight next to my crib. One night my mother heard someone brush the lampshade and awoke to see a cowboy lounging against … [Read more...]