Marty Doucette: Former Evangelical Orthodox Church

May 11, 2015

Marty was raised in a wonderful Roman Catholic home. Sadly, he was hurt as a young boy causing him to hate himself and eventually to hate God and the Catholic Church. As a young married man Marty and his wife were devoted to Thomas Jefferson and Deism. After suffering family and financial setbacks, he was led to a relationship to Jesus Christ though a “chance” meeting of an elderly Pentecostal lady and a Methodist minister. Eventually, Marty became a Pentecostal pastor. After a time he was introduced to the Evangelical ... more

Christ is the Light of East and West: One Man’s Search for the Apostolic Faith

March 31, 2014

On a blazingly-hot day in August, 2012, at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Tacoma, I was received into the Holy Catholic Church and my marriage convalidated. It was the culmination of a lifetime journey of faith and the beginning of a new life within the fullness of the Apostolic Faith, which I had pursued for years. Prior to that day, I had been an Eastern Orthodox Christian and, before that, part of an evangelical faith community. Since the day of my reception into the Catholic Church, I have ... more

In the Middle of a Triangle

January 13, 2014

I was baptized Greek Orthodox (after my father) in Lebanon, where I lived the first 60 years of my life. My mother was an Evangelical Christian on account of the American missionaries who came to Lebanon in the early nineteenth century. I read the New Testament once in my teens and thought I knew everything. I ended up living somewhat in ignorance for decades. ... more

Back Home — I Left and Came Back

June 4, 2012

I left and came back. ... more

Deacon Joseph Pasquella: Former Member of the Eastern Orthodox Church

April 30, 2007

Deacon Joseph was baptized Catholic, at the insistence of his father, when he little. When he was four, his father died and his mother then brought him up in a Pentecostal Church. Later in life, he was received into the Eastern Orthodox Church.  His realization of the need of the authority of St. Peter as it is exercised through his successor the Bishop of Rome brought his to full-communion with the Catholic Church where he was ordained a deacon. ... more

The Sermon on the Mount and Growing in Holiness (Part 2), Matthew 5:21-26

July 19, 2006

Joined by former Unitarian and Anglican Fr. Ray Ryland, Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson continue their study of the Gospel of Matthew Chapter 5:21-32, discussing the Sermon on the Mount and growth in holiness. ... more
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James Likoudis: Former Greek Orthodox

March 19, 1999

Jim was baptized and reared in the Greek Orthodox Church, a child of Greek immigrants. Very early he was confronted by the problem of both the Orthodox and the Catholic claiming to be the true Church. In his studies he discovered that in the first 1,000 years of the Church a primacy of honor as well as jurisdiction of the Bishop of Rome, contrary to current Orthodox teaching, was recognized by the entire Church, both East and West. This realization brought Jim to come into full-communion with the successor of St. ... more