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 […]

The Orthodox William Harrington

by Tudor Petcu A 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 […]

Stumbling into Zion – Part 3

by Fr. John Moses Stumbling into Zion – Peregrination Sometimes, 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 […]

Stumbling into Zion – Part 2

by Fr. John Moses I 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 […]

Stumbling into Zion – The Confessions of a Redneck Priest

by Fr. John Moses A strong testimony of the healing power of Christ and his Church, Fr. John Moses’ story is presented to give hope to those trapped in darkness. “I’d rather you were dead.” I stood in amazement because my mother, who had just spoken those words, clearly did not understand what I was […]

South Tennessee to South Canaan

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 […]

My Search For The Truth: Part 8

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 […]

‘He Is Painted As If He Were A God’

He explained how the robe presented the figure in a very aristocratic way. “In fact”, he said, “he is painted as if he were a God”. There was a pause and then he said, “Because that is who He is”

Holy Tradition—The Road That Leads Home

“Holy Tradition is the faith of which Holy Scripture is an expression….we would say Tradition is Scripture rightly understood.”

The Pilgrimage of 77 Years

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 […]