In Orthodox circles the term ''''' convert''''' is often used to describe someone who had:
# no religious beliefs (i.e., atheism) # non-Christian religious beliefs (e.g., [[Islam|Muslim]], Buddhist) # non-Orthodox or heterodox Christian beliefs (e.g. [[Roman Catholic Church|Roman Catholic]], [[Protestantism|Protestant]])
and decided to become a Orthodox Christian. In the later case, the individual may be received in the Church by [[chrismation]]. In the two former cases, individuals would be received by [[baptism ]].
== See also ==
*[[Journeys to Orthodoxy]]