Posts about conversion story

The Sounding

Limping to Orthodoxy

I am not sure I can call it my “spiritual journey.” There aren’t any particular memories in my mind of some kind of conversion, or of the “aha!”…

Aug 08, 2014
The Sounding

Why Am I Orthodox? The Story of a Journey

“Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your…

Jun 30, 2014
Come Receive the Light

Converting to Christianity from Islam

Duane Alexander Miller of Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary’s department of Church History and Theology speaks with Fr. Chris about the conversion…

Jun 26, 2014
The Sounding

What To Do With Saint Ignatius?

Of all the saints of the Church, Ignatius maybe had the biggest impact in leading me towards Orthodoxy. Saint Ignatius threw several wrenches into my Protestant…

Jun 17, 2014
The Sounding

When Words Run Dry

Sometimes words lose meaning, their depth emptied from overuse. Words like: friend, love, conversion… I turn over the shell of a word, a name that once…

May 19, 2014
The Sounding

What Orthodoxy Hasn’t Done for Me

Converts to Eastern Orthodoxy enter the Church for a variety of reasons. Many enter with a wild degree of excitement at having found something of great…

Apr 16, 2014
The Sounding

Metropolitan Philip in the Eyes of Others

I did not personally know Metropolitan PHILIP (Saliba). Oh, of course, I have met him. After all, I am an Antiochian priest, and I have attended clergy…

Mar 24, 2014
Journeys to Orthodoxy

Finding Orthodoxy in High School

On Journeys to Orthodoxy, we meet Andrew Smith, a convert in Australia, who talks about coming from a Godless home to the Orthodox Faith at age 16. Although…

Jan 28, 2014
Journeys to Orthodoxy

Deacon David’s Journey

This week on Journeys to Orthodoxy, we meet Deacon David Fabula of St. Andrew’s Orthodox Church in Delta, Colorado. Deacon David came into the Orthodox…

Jan 22, 2014
The Sounding

Orthodoxy in Small-Town America

I grew up in a small town on the southern coast of Oregon. My family was Protestant, and after “church-hopping” for most of my early years, my parents…

Jan 17, 2014