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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.
==Journeys ([[conversion]]) to Orthodoxy from...==
=== Protestantism ===
==== [[Anglican Communion|Anglican]] ====
*[http://www.orthodox.net/falbum/frgeorge.htm Fr. George Johnson's Personal Testimony]
====Assembly of God====
*[http://www.philthompson.net/pages/becoming/phil.html Moving East] by Philip Silouan Thompson
==== Baptist ====
*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/tca_carltonfirstbaptist.aspx From First Baptist to the First Century] by Clark Carlton
*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/kalvesm1.aspx Joel Kalvesmaki's Journey to Orthodoxy]: A Baptist Missionary Becomes Orthodox
==== Christian Church / [[Wikipedia:Church of Christ|Church of Christ]] / Disciples of Christ ====
*[http://home.it.net.au/~jgrapsas/pages/Rogers.html From Evangelical to Orthodox] by Fr. Gregory Rogers
*[http://www.craton.net/journey/ A Journey of Fear and Joy] by John Craton
==== [[Evangelicalism|Evangelical]] - General ====
*[http://students.cua.edu/16kalvesmaki/2ndth.htm Second Thoughts] by Joel Kalvesmaki
*[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
*[http://www.orthodox.net/falbum/frsertes.htm Fr. Seraphim Holland's Personal Testimony]
*[http://www.roca.org/oa/149/149i.htm Seek and ye shall find... A couple's journey to Orthodoxy] by [[Reader]] Peter Jackson
*[http://www.ssconhelhi.goarch.org/JourneysToOrthodoxy/Kyriaki_Fevrohia.htm My Journey to Orthodoxy] by Kyriaki-Fevronia Ka’akau
==== Evangelical - Reformed ====
*[http://web.newsguy.com/malchus/book.html You Shall Know the Truth] by Stephen M. Adams
==== Episcopal ====
*[http://www.geocities.com/chealy5/Learned.htm What I Have Learned] by Clifton D. Healy
*[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]
*[http://www.frederica.com/orthodox/ofeprol_mrb.html In the Passenger Seat] by [[Khouria]] [[Frederica Mathewes-Green]]
==== Plymouth Brethren ====
*[http://www.ehewlett.net/oldsite/orthodox/oc_top.htm "Plymouth Brethren" to Orthodox] by [[User:FrJustin|Fr. Justin (Edward) Hewlett]]
==== United Methodist ====
*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/trad_body.aspx Holy Tradition: The Road That Leads Home] by the Rev. Dorraine Snogren (''The True Vine'', #5)
=== [[Roman Catholic Church|Roman Catholicism]] ===
*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/twopaths.aspx Two Paths] by Michael Whelton
*[http://www.geocities.com/trvalentine/orthodox/convtrv1.html Crossing Bridges: The Story of a Spiritual Journey] by Thomas Ross Valentine
*[http://bostonreview.net/BR30.2/raboteau.html American Salvation: The Place of Christianity in Public Life] by Albert J. Raboteau
== Collections of Conversion Stories ==
*[http://www.roca.org/oa/Journey.htm Journey to Orthodoxy], a collection of articles from ''Orthodox America''
*[http://www.sthermans.ca/testimonies/ Various Convert Testimonies] from the parish Web site of St. Herman of Alaska [[Orthodox Church in America|OCA]])
*[http://www.philthompson.net/pages/becoming/ Journey] a list of links from Phil Thompson of other journeys to Orthodoxy
== Published works ==
'''Conversion stories'''
* Billerbeck, Franklin, ed. ''Anglican-Orthodox Pilgrimage'' (ISBN 0962271357)
* Craton, Oswin. ''A Journey of Fear and Joy''. (ISBN 1418444162) - also [http://www.craton.net/journey/ 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)
* [[Peter Gillquist|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 ==
*[[Online_Orthodox_Communities#Blogs|Orthodox Blogs]]
== External Links ==
*[http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/brorthoc.htm On Becoming and Remaining an Orthodox Christian]
*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/fralexistalk.aspx Contours of Conversion and the Ecumenical Movement: Some Personal Reflections] by [[Hieromonk]] Alexios Karakallinos
*[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]."
*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/fsr_88.aspx Converts - Chapter 88 from ''Father Seraphim Rose: His Life and Works''] by Hieromonk Damascene
*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/Artemy.pdf My Work With English-Speaking Converts (.pdf)]: An Interview with Fr. Artemy Vladimirov
*[http://orthodoxconverts.info OrthodoxConverts.info] - contains soem frequently asked questions for those in the process of conversion
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/orthodoxconverts Orthodox Converts Yahoo Group]
*[http://www.dneoca.org/articles/convertletter0197.html A Letter on the issue of Converts] by Fr. William DuBovik
*[http://www.dneoca.org/articles/typology0197.html A Typology of Converts: Beware of Those Running Away] by Fr. John Garvey
*[http://www.dneoca.org/articles/cradleborn0297.html Cradle-born Thoughts] by Fr. John Dresko
*[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
*[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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