by Fr. Martin Watt I was born of Methodist and Baptist parents in the mid 1960s. I was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, but grew up in Jackson, Tennessee, near Memphis. I was christened in the Methodist Church at birth. I have the distinct honor of being the only person, to my knowledge, to have failed […]
by Tamara Schmerse Methodist Part 8 of 17 I remembered something I had discovered when doing my family tree research several years earlier. An ancestor of mine, by the name of William Carvosso, had written a book in the year 1815, about his experiences with God and the Church. I had managed to secure myself […]
by Peter Cowling My pilgrimage to Orthodox Church has lasted seventy-seven years. It has been a process of slow evolution rather than a quick revolution. It has been a search for the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. My first fifteen years were spent in Methodism, where I learned something of the Bible, and to […]
by Elisabeth Hawkins I want to share how Grand Duchess Elizabeth has helped me in guiding me to Orthodoxy and strengthening my faith. As a divorced single mother, I was living with my eight-year-old son Timothy near Albany, New York. My older brother bad become a monk at Holy Trinity Monastery, in Jordanville, and came […]
I wanted to tell everyone I “found” the Orthodox Church like it was a million dollars! My return to the Orthodox Church was only a beginning of a journey, but at least now I knew the path. I compare it to living on a patch of dirt your whole life and never knowing that right underneath this dirt there is a well with hidden treasures of indescribable beauty.