My Conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy

My conversion to Eastern Orthodox Christianity began at a Protestant seminary. While studying at Westminster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania, a staunchly Calvinistic school, I was deeply troubled by the apparent contradiction between the Calvinist doctrine of the Absolute Sovereign control of God over all things, including human affairs, and the… Read more

A Journey from Good to Better

The church has always been the center of the life that Carolyn and I have lived. We were both raised in nominally Christian homes but rejected the church in our teen years… After flirting with godlessness, we both became Christian in our 20’s at one of Seattle’s growing mega-churches. We… Read more

Children Paved the Path that Their Parents Followed

Don, Jacque and Ron’s beginnings into Orthodox Christianity started 38 years ago when we first discovered Christ… Don & Jacque Kemper We were living in Reno, Nevada and through our neighbors we began going to an Evangelical Free Church. It was a great Bible teaching church, very small but with… Read more

Protestant Church Worker goes “East”

I never would have imagined that I would be Eastern Orthodox. Like many Christians in America, I didn’t know much about Eastern Orthodoxy for most of my life. Even as a history major, Orthodoxy was taught in a very limited fashion. I knew there were Catholics—I was baptized in that… Read more

Why I Left Evangelicalism for Eastern Orthodoxy

Theron Mathis is an unassuming, soft-spoken man in his thirties with a winsome manner and a pleasant smile. His story begins in the buckle of the Bible belt. Both he and his wife grew up in a conservative Baptist churches, his wife’s being Landmarkist in theology (meaning it holds the… Read more

My road to Eastern Orthodoxy

I had been born into a well known Protestant Sabbatarian sect. My grand father had been one of that Church’s foremost Evangelists of the early 20th century in South Africa, and my father was a Pastor, Church Administrator, and Editor and Translator for them in Cape Town, South Africa. I… Read more

A Catechumen’s Journey from Hinduism

In a nutshell: I was born and raised Hindu, then was Baha’i for 5 years (2002-2007) before becoming Christian and finding the Orthodox church. How exactly did this happen? Well, as a Hindu, what I learned about other religions were that there are many paths up the same spiritual mountain… Read more

Recovering the Ancient Paths

by Dennis L. Corrigan “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever” The following is a revision of a letter (article) we wrote to the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel to explain our decision to withdraw from that organization in order to pursue our being catechized unto Chrismation into… Read more

In Search of the Bride

By Hannah Hunt I was raised to love God. Throughout my entire adolescent life, I, along with my three brothers, was immersed in the protestant faith and was diligently raised to live as a godly person. I always knew that God worked directly in my life and was always there… Read more

I Knew Right Then, In That Second…

by Trudy Ellmore My family of origin is Roman Catholic, the faith I practiced until I was 18. My love of God was deep and personal. There was never a time in my life when God was not present, even in my earliest memories. Yet, when someone witnessed to me… Read more