Three Truths from Childhood

by Fr Andrew Philips I'd like to thank Tudor Petcu once again for sending us this new journey story.  Introduction Most say that our earliest years are our most formative years, when all else is decided, and that much depends on the happiness or unhappiness of childhood, which determines all that follows. For my part, over six childhood years, between the ages of six and twelve I learned three truths, all the essential realities, that have shaped the rest of my life. You may argue with how I have interpreted those truths, interpretations patterned also by other events and meetings, but I do not think that the truths themselves can be … [Read more...]

My Journey to Orthodoxy

by Paul Smith Allow me to begin this with a simple disclaimer. I do not presume to know the judgement that God holds in his own mercy, and his own providence so do not view this in that light. I do know that I have found the New Testament Church and want to share THIS one place where I know the "words that contain Life" are presented. Salvation is a common theme in church circles, many have their concentration on it and many think their way to understand it is correct. Over the years I have progressed through many churches, belief structures all under the name of Christianity. I was consistently searching for the "New Testament Church" and … [Read more...]

Full Impact Faith: An Interview with Fr. Turbo Qualls

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. His work focuses on the evolution of Orthodox spirituality in Western societies. In this article, he interviews Fr. Turbo Qualls - the unofficial winner of the aware for the 'Best Clergy Name' ever. 1.) First of all, please, explain me what should we know about Saint Moses the Black and why is he considered so important for the orthodox community of black Americans. St. Moses was one of the Desert Fathers who lived in the early part of the 5th cent. According the Hagiographical accounts … [Read more...]

“The First Thing That Drew Me To Orthodoxy”

by Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) Metropolitan of Diokleia Kallistos (Ware) speaks on his liturgical experience in Orthodox life. … [Read more...]