By Patrick Keenan
My parents brought me to Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church for Baptism as an infant. Somehow, someway a grace entered my life that has resided as long as I can remember. The quest as to Who He is and how I should know Him has been a lifelong pursuit.
Fr Peter Gillquist (July 13, 1938 - July 1, 2012), who was a Chairman of the Antiochian Archdiocese Department of Missions and Evangelism and the publisher of AGAIN, was interviewed by the magazine for their thirtieth anniversary issue.
Fr Peter was one of the leaders of a Protestant community under the name of Evangelical Orthodox Church (EOC), which, along with its 2,000 members, joined the true Orthodox Christian Church in 1987.
You can read one of his books from our parish library: "Coming Home, Why Protestant Clergy are Becoming Orthodox." Or check out his other books here.
Below is an interview with Fr Peter's recollection on the hard journey his community underwent, before joining the Church of Christ.
Source: Journey to Orthodoxy
Here is another article by Fr Gregory Cognetti on his path of conversion from Roman Catholicism to Orthodox Christianity.
Father Gregory Cognetti fell asleep in the Lord on Holy Tuesday, April 14, 1998. He established an Orthodox parish in Palermo, Italy, under the jurisdiction of Russian Orthodox Church, and led the parish in times of great difficulty for the faithful.
The text that follows is a testimony of his integrity and commitment of faith in the revival of Orthodoxy in Italy.
Original source: Journey to Orthodoxy.
I would like to share with you a brief letter that was published some time ago in an Italian Orthodox parish newsletter. Its author, Archpriest Gregorio Tognetti (former Catholic, now an Orthodox priest), is the Dean of the Italian parishes under the Moscow Patriarchate. This letter was generally liked by the Italian Orthodox converts, and also received a high degree of appreciation among some cradle-born Orthodox (it was, for instance, translated into Romanian); I hope it may be prove an interesting reading and a source of inspiration for all of you.