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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 [[catechumen]]s and [[conversion|converted]] to the Orthodox faith.
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==Journeys ([[conversion]]) to Orthodoxy from...==
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=== Protestantism ===
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==== [[Anglican Communion|Anglican]] ====
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*[http://www.orthodox.net/falbum/frgeorge.htm Fr. George Johnson's Personal Testimony]
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====Assembly of God====
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*[http://silouanthompson.net/journey/moving-east/ Moving East] by Philip Silouan Thompson
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==== Baptist ====
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*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/tca_carltonfirstbaptist.aspx From First Baptist to the First Century] by Clark Carlton
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*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/kalvesm1.aspx Joel Kalvesmaki's Journey to Orthodoxy]: A Baptist Missionary Becomes Orthodox
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==== Christian Church / [[Wikipedia:Church of Christ|Church of Christ]] / Disciples of Christ ====
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*[http://home.it.net.au/~jgrapsas/pages/Rogers.html From Evangelical to Orthodox] by Fr. Gregory Rogers
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*[http://www.craton.net/journey/ A Journey of Fear and Joy] by John Craton
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==== [[Evangelicalism|Evangelical]] - General ====
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*[http://students.cua.edu/16kalvesmaki/2ndth.htm Second Thoughts] by Joel Kalvesmaki
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*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/jackson.aspx Are There Many Christian Churches, or Is the True Church One?]: An Interview with a Former Protestant Missionary and Wycliffe Bible Translator
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*[http://www.orthodox.net/falbum/frsertes.htm Fr. Seraphim Holland's Personal Testimony]
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*[http://www.roca.org/oa/149/149i.htm Seek and ye shall find... A couple's journey to Orthodoxy] by [[Reader]] Peter Jackson
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*[http://www.ssconhelhi.goarch.org/JourneysToOrthodoxy/Kyriaki_Fevrohia.htm My Journey to Orthodoxy] by Kyriaki-Fevronia Ka’akau
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==== Evangelical - Reformed ====
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*[http://web.newsguy.com/malchus/book.html You Shall Know the Truth] by Stephen M. Adams
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==== Episcopal ====
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*[http://www.geocities.com/chealy5/Learned.htm What I Have Learned] by Clifton D. Healy
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*[http://raphael.doxos.com/more.php?id=A592_0_1_0_M Spiritual Biography] by Huw Raphael of the blog [http://raphael.doxos.com/ Doxos]
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*[http://www.frederica.com/orthodox/ofeprol_mrb.html In the Passenger Seat] by [[Khouria]] [[Frederica Mathewes-Green]]
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==== Plymouth Brethren ====
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*[http://www.ehewlett.net/oldsite/orthodox/oc_top.htm "Plymouth Brethren" to Orthodox] by [[User:FrJustin|Fr. Justin (Edward) Hewlett]]
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==== United Methodist ====
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*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/trad_body.aspx Holy Tradition: The Road That Leads Home] by the Rev. Dorraine Snogren (''The True Vine'', #5)
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=== [[Roman Catholic Church|Roman Catholicism]] ===
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*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/twopaths.aspx Two Paths] by Michael Whelton
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*[http://www.geocities.com/trvalentine/orthodox/convtrv1.html Crossing Bridges: The Story of a Spiritual Journey] by Thomas Ross Valentine
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*[http://bostonreview.net/BR30.2/raboteau.html American Salvation: The Place of Christianity in Public Life] by Albert J. Raboteau
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== Collections of Conversion Stories ==
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*[http://www.roca.org/oa/Journey.htm Journey to Orthodoxy], a collection of articles from ''Orthodox America''
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*[http://www.sthermans.ca/testimonies/ Various Convert Testimonies] from the parish Web site of St. Herman of Alaska [[Orthodox Church in America|OCA]])
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*[http://silouanthompson.net/journey/ Journey] a list of links from Silouan Thompson of other journeys to Orthodoxy
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*[http://www.myocn.net/index.php/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.
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== Published works ==
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'''Conversion stories'''
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* Billerbeck, Franklin, ed. ''Anglican-Orthodox Pilgrimage'' (ISBN 0962271357)
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* Craton, Oswin. ''A Journey of Fear and Joy''. (ISBN 1418444162) - also [http://www.craton.net/journey/ available online]
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* Doulis, Thomas, ed. ''Journeys to Orthodoxy: A Collection of Essays by Converts to Orthodox Christianity''. (ISBN 0937032425)
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* Doulis, Thomas, ed. ''Toward an Authentic Church: Orthodox Christians Discuss Their Conversion''. (ISBN 1880971100)
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* Gallatin, Matthew. ''Thirsting for God in a Land of Shallow Wells''. (ISBN 1888212284)
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* Oliver, John. ''Touching Heaven: Discovering Orthodox Christianity on the Island of Valaam''. (ISBN 1888212659)
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* [[Peter Gillquist|Gillquist, Peter E.]] ''Becoming Orthodox: A Journey to the Ancient Christian Faith'' (ISBN 0962271330)
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'''Orthodox and other forms of Christianity'''
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* Bouyer, Louis. ''History of Christian Spirituality: Orthodox Spirituality and Protestant and Anglican Spirituality''. (ISBN 0816423741)
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* Kimbrough, S. T., ed. ''Orthodox and Wesleyan Spirituality''. (ISBN 088141235X)
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* Carlton, Clark. ''The Way: What Every Protestant Should Know About the Orthodox Church (Faith Catechism Series)''. (ISBN 0964914123)
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* Carlton, Clark. ''The Truth: What Every Roman Catholic Should Know About the Orthodox Church (Faith Catechism Series)''. (ISBN 0964914182)
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== See Also ==
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*[[Online_Orthodox_Communities#Blogs|Orthodox Blogs]]
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== External Links ==
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*[http://www.prudencetrue.com Prudence True] Orthodoxy:The Art of Wisdom through Ancient Words by Prudence True
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*[http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/brorthoc.htm On Becoming and Remaining an Orthodox Christian]
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*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/fralexistalk.aspx Contours of Conversion and the Ecumenical Movement: Some Personal Reflections] by [[Hieromonk]] Alexios Karakallinos
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*[http://www.roca.org/oa/149/149p.htm Why Isn't Clendenin Orthodox?], a two-part series from ''Orthodox America'' about a Protestant who has written many largely sympathetic books and articles about Orthodoxy, but remains Protestant. See also "[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/clendenin_response.aspx A Reply to Dan Clendenin]."
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*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/fsr_88.aspx Converts - Chapter 88 from ''Father Seraphim Rose: His Life and Works''] by Hieromonk Damascene
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*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/Artemy.pdf My Work With English-Speaking Converts (.pdf)]: An Interview with Fr. Artemy Vladimirov
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*[http://orthodoxconverts.info OrthodoxConverts.info] - contains some frequently asked questions for those in the process of conversion
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*[http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/orthodoxconverts Orthodox Converts Yahoo Group]
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*[http://www.dneoca.org/articles/convertletter0197.html A Letter on the issue of Converts] by Fr. William DuBovik
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*[http://www.dneoca.org/articles/typology0197.html A Typology of Converts: Beware of Those Running Away] by Fr. John Garvey
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*[http://www.dneoca.org/articles/cradleborn0297.html Cradle-born Thoughts] by Fr. John Dresko
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*[http://www.stmarysorthodox.org/orthodox-converts.html Orthodox Converts]: An Annotated Bibliography of Works in English Concerning Conversion to the Eastern Orthodox Churches by William M. Klimon
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*[http://www.antiochian-orthodox.co.uk/journeys.htm Journeys to Orthodoxy]: from the Antiochian Orthodox Deanery of the United Kingdom and Ireland
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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...

Protestantism

Anglican

Assembly of God

Baptist

Christian Church / Church of Christ / Disciples of Christ

Evangelical - General

Evangelical - Reformed

Episcopal

Plymouth Brethren

United Methodist

Roman Catholicism

Collections of Conversion Stories

  • 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

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)

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