Journeys to Orthodoxy

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This article discusses specific journeys to the Orthodox faith from various spiritual backgrounds. The individuals most likely were heterodox Christians who became Orthodox catechumens and converted to the Orthodox faith.

Journeys (conversion) to Orthodoxy from...



Assembly of God


Christian Church / Church of Christ / Disciples of Christ

Evangelical - General

Evangelical - Reformed


Plymouth Brethren

United Methodist

Roman Catholicism

Collections of Conversion Stories

  • Journey to Orthodoxy Website, a website dedicated to those on the Journey to the Orthodox Christian Faith, publishing conversion stories and account, mission news, and information for inquirers.
  • Journey to Orthodoxy, a collection of articles from Orthodox America
  • Various Convert Testimonies from the parish Web site of St. Herman of Alaska OCA)
  • Journey a list of links from Silouan Thompson of other journeys to Orthodoxy
  • Journeys to Orthodoxy weekly podcast on Orthodox Christian Network provided by Icon New Media. Each week, a different convert to Orthodoxy discusses the reasons for embracing the Orthodox Church. Subscription for the podcast also available.

Published works

Conversion stories

  • Billerbeck, Franklin, ed. Anglican-Orthodox Pilgrimage (ISBN 0962271357)
  • Craton, Oswin. A Journey of Fear and Joy. (ISBN 1418444162) - also available online
  • Doulis, Thomas, ed. Journeys to Orthodoxy: A Collection of Essays by Converts to Orthodox Christianity. (ISBN 0937032425)
  • Doulis, Thomas, ed. Toward an Authentic Church: Orthodox Christians Discuss Their Conversion. (ISBN 1880971100)
  • Gallatin, Matthew. Thirsting for God in a Land of Shallow Wells. (ISBN 1888212284)
  • Oliver, John. Touching Heaven: Discovering Orthodox Christianity on the Island of Valaam. (ISBN 1888212659)
  • Gillquist, Peter E. Becoming Orthodox: A Journey to the Ancient Christian Faith (ISBN 0962271330)

Orthodox and other forms of Christianity

  • Bouyer, Louis. History of Christian Spirituality: Orthodox Spirituality and Protestant and Anglican Spirituality. (ISBN 0816423741)
  • Kimbrough, S. T., ed. Orthodox and Wesleyan Spirituality. (ISBN 088141235X)
  • Carlton, Clark. The Way: What Every Protestant Should Know About the Orthodox Church (Faith Catechism Series). (ISBN 0964914123)
  • Carlton, Clark. The Truth: What Every Roman Catholic Should Know About the Orthodox Church (Faith Catechism Series). (ISBN 0964914182)

See Also

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