“The Search for the True Church is Invaluable”

An Interview with American clergyman Protopriest Seraphim Bell by Elena Khomullo, conducted during a trip to Russia Fr Seraphim Bell is an American, a Protopriest of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, founder and former president of the Missionary Department of ROCOR. He established four Orthodox parishes in the USA, did missionary work in […]

Orthodoxy and Philosophy: An Interview with Travis Dumsday

by Tudor Petcu Tudor Petcu is a Romanian writer, 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 […]

From the Church of Christ to the Orthodox Church: Part 5

by David Scott Klajic Searching for Orthodoxy After I got back from my second deployment, we had a series of awkward conversations with the RC priest where were worshipping. When he informed me that I needed to “re-do” my conversion, I think he expected me to jump right on it. Instead, I basically said “um, no […]

From the Church of Christ to the Orthodox Church: Part 4

by David Scott Klajic One More Deployment Shortly after, I was deployed again for six months. I attended Catholic mass (they had no Eastern Catholic presence there) and tried my best to be a part of the congregation. During Pascha, a navy Orthodox chaplain came to visit and I asked the Catholic priest there if it […]

From the Church of Christ to the Orthodox Church: Part 3

by David Scott Klajic Get an Annulment? The Presbyterian Church we had been attending proved to be too far for us and our little growing family. So, although it freaked me out, my wife asked me if I was OK with attending at the local Catholic Church. I was in another faith waning slump, so I […]

From the Church of Christ to the Orthodox Church: Part 2

by David Scott Klajic Divorce, the Army and a Decade in the Spiritual Wilderness As mentioned earlier, I spent two years in graduate school, learning Christian counseling. I was married to my first wife at the time, another lifelong Church of Christ member. Toward the end of my time in the seminary, I had approached the […]

From the Church of Christ to the Orthodox Church: Part 1

by David Scott Klajic Scott’s journey took him from Orthodoxy to the Church of Christ, to Presbyterianism, to Eastern (Byzantine) Catholicism, to Roman Catholicism right back into the arms of the Orthodox Church.  In 2015, I “converted” to Orthodoxy, at 43 years old. At the time, I had recently returned from my second deployment (I am an […]

Katherine’s Journey Home: Part 3

by Katherine Sanders Back in Edinburgh, we went to the Orthodox Church at the end of a day when churches are open for visitors – my husband has always been an unusual man and as a church architect, we had lots of reasons to go and see this unique place. We turned up at the […]

Katherine’s Journey Home: Part 2

by Katherine Sanders Around the age of 18, I was at art school, fulfilling my life’s ambition. I had a boyfriend and was living away from home. I then had what I think of as a breakdown – or breakthrough. I wasn’t able to structure my life properly and without the support of my family, […]

Katherine’s Journey Home

This is my journey home to the Orthodox Church by Katherine Sanders I was born in the early 1970s into an ethnically Scottish Presbyterian family – my parents had both been baptised and our culture was very sectarian – anything remotely Catholic was immediately suspect, even crosses. Only one of my grandparents was an overtly […]