Plumbing the Depths of the Holy Spirit

by Tudor Petcu Another in our series by Romanian writer, Tudor Petcu. Tudor is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania. He has published a number of articles related to philosophy and theology in different cultural and academic journals. His work focuses on the evolution of Orthodox spirituality in Western societies as well and he is going to publish a book of interviews with Westerners converted to Orthodoxy. In this article, he interviews Andy Franqueira. 1) First of all, I would be tempted to ask you about your spiritual experiences that you had over the years. Which of them were the most important in … [Read more...]

The Orthodox William Harrington

by Tudor PetcuA Romanian writer, Tudor is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania. He has published a number of articles related to philosophy and theology in different cultural and academic journals. His work focuses on the evolution of Orthodox spirituality in Western societies as well and he is going to publish a book of interviews with Westerners converted to Orthodoxy. In this article, he interviews William Harrington, an American Convert to Orthodoxy.TP: With your permission, I am interested to find out more information about your spiritual personality before becoming an Orthodox. Who were you before … [Read more...]

Stumbling into Zion – Part 3

by Fr. John MosesStumbling into Zion – PeregrinationSometimes, the Celtic saints would make a “peregrination.” This is like a pilgrimage but different because a peregrination had no set destination. The saint would get in his boat, maybe with friends or disciples, and go where ever the wind would take them. This is how a broken and conflicted United Methodist minister became an Orthodox Priest. We went on a peregrination that took us across “the big pond” to the North of England and the University of Durham.I first went to college to be a music major and my instrument was the pipe organ. However, after 2 years and a sophomore recital, it … [Read more...]

Stumbling into Zion – Part 2

by Fr. John MosesI looked beyond the Christianity.I read the classics of Buddhism and Hinduism. The Beatles certainly played a part in my interest in Hinduism. With my sexualized personality, I studied Tantric Yoga hoping that my “energy” could be channeled into a more holistic lifestyle. While intriguing and challenging, nothing seemed to stick with me. My soul was intrigued but unmoved. I do remember the first time I saw the followers of Krishna. I was staying in an apartment in Georgetown. It was a warm day and the windows were open. We were listening to Abbey Road and smoking, when in the distance, I heard the sound of rhythmic chanting … [Read more...]