Convert From Protestantism Embraces The Theotokos

The following inspirational testimonial was written by a friend of John Sanidopoulos, the author of the Mystagogy blog (one of our all time favorites). This friend recently converted to Orthodoxy from Protestantism, and is featured here in the hopes of inspiring all to embrace the Theotokos, with or without hesitation. I was raised Southern Baptist and even graduated from one of their seminaries. I had been taught to view Christianity, well specifically the elements that were not mentioned in the Bible, as examples of the paganization of Christianity. I viewed everything through the von Harnackian prism whereby Christianity … [Read more...]

The Most Powerful Weapon

by Stavros Belesiotis Sometimes it is extremely difficult and frustrating as such to open up and share some of your experiences with others that you haven’t even met before. But this time I thought it was a great opportunity for me to reveal some of my past experiences to those who would be interested in finding more about Orthodoxy and the pure spirituality that Orthodoxy offers to those that currently support it. As the Greek term ‘Orthodoxy’ suggests those who are baptised and chrismated Orthodox Christians are strong believers of the ‘right faith’. This was something that I forgot, unfortunately, last … [Read more...]