The Roots of Jewish Christian Worship by Fr. James Bernstein

Jews for Jesus / Messianic Judaism co-founder James Bernstein speaks on the Roots of Jewish Christian Worship.James was a key figure, leaving New York with Moishe Rosen to the San Fransisco Bay area in 1970, to start a new mission outreach for Jews. James had a jacket embroidered with "Jews for Jesus" and this is where Moishe got the name from. A number of the early co-founders started to educate themselves on Christianity history and the early Church and eventually left the Protestant Messianic movement to join the Holy Orthodox Church, where he found the majority of all Judaic roots in worship still alive today.   The Roots … [Read more...]

The General Menaion – for Orthodox Missions!

Support Journey To Orthodoxy and support an Orthodox mission! As you know, Journey To Orthodoxy is all about making a difference in people's lives, and removing obstacles in the journey to the Orthodox faith. More often than not, we receive calls and emails from inquirers who we refer to a local mission or parish. Sometimes the missions are just starting up, and have little material for anything even resembling a full cycle of services. Now all that has changed. A new publication will make it possible for the smallest mission to celebrate the fullest cycle of liturgical services, and you can help! This copy of the General Menaion is 8 1/2 … [Read more...]

Why Few Disillusioned Anglicans Will Join Orthodoxy

by Fr. Andrew Phillips With four decades of divisive turmoil, you would think that most Anglicans would recognize that by allowing so much liturgical, theological and pastoral nonsense throughout the decades within their gates, they are now the inheritors of a ship which is on the bottom of the ocean.  Sadly, this is not always the case. As a former Episcopalian myself, I'm particularly interested in the plight of fellow Anglicans, and wish more of them would consider the Orthodox faith seriously - it is what they are working, trying and looking for. The Orthodox Church IS the Church of the Fathers of the Anglican tradition. … [Read more...]

The Journey To The East

by Thomas Reidman In September of 1990, I enrolled at the Immaculate Conception College Seminary for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre.  Having been raised a Roman Catholic, I felt the calling to study for the priesthood.  I really knew little about many of the specifics of my faith then, and knew virtually nothing about Orthodoxy until my studies there. My spiritual director at the seminary was a bi-ritual Catholic priest who introduced me to Byzantine worship.  It was at this point that I begun to desire to know more about Orthodox Christianity.  After much personal struggling, I decided ultimately to leave the … [Read more...]