My name is Jeremy and I am a convert to the Eastern Orthodox Church from a Charismatic-Evangelical background. I set out on a journey to draw closer to God in ways that I could not find in my Evangelical communities. I needed roots – something deeper than the latest theological trend.
My journey landed me in the Eastern Orthodox Church. At the outset, I didn’t think I would become Orthodox. However, in Orthodoxy, I have found my spiritual home – to a greater extent than I ever thought possible. You can read about my journey into Orthodoxy here.
If you wish to contact me, you can do so at:
fr.jeremy [and then] @orthodoxroad.com
(sorry I have to split it up like that, I’ve been getting spammed).
If you are beginning your journey into Orthodoxy, and you enjoy deep, historical reads, then I would suggest the epistles of the early church that were not included in the final canon of the Bible. Many historians use these to research the life and beliefs of the early church They are easy to understand, and may deconstruct ideas you have about what the early church actually looked like.
Also, my book Becoming Human: The Healing Journey into the Orthodox Church is recommend it for catechumens and those who want to deepen their spiritual life. You also can check out my Resources page for other ideas.
On this site, I make every effort to be theologically accurate though none of my posts here represent an official statement by the Orthodox Church.
I enjoy written dialogue with people who are seeking to deepen their walk with God, however, I am not interested in deep pastoral counseling over the phone or email. If you need the guidance of an Orthodox priest, then please seek a local community. If you reach out to a local priest and don’t receive a response, try visiting in person. The emails of many priests are inundated with so much spam that legitimate messages sometimes go unnoticed.
Despite my busy schedule, I try to keep this website going. The beauty and depth of the Orthodox Church inspires me, and I want others to join me in deepening their walk with Christ. Between the supportive comments and emails as well as the joy of watching some of my readers go from inquirer to baptized, I can’t imagine not maintaining this website.
I ask for your prayers as I continue to pray for those who land on these pages, that God would guide all of us to a deeper love for Him.
If you are able to support this site financially (it costs over $150/year in hosting charges), then I gratefully accept your assistance! I place donors on a prayer list and remember them for a period of time.