The Black American Orthodox Experience on OCN, Season 2 Episode 9: An Interview with Demetrius and Thekla Caldwell: Being Authentically Black American and Authentically Orthodox

In this nineth episode of “The Black American Orthodox Experience” (season 2), a collaboration of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Orthodox Christian Network, Rev. Samuel Davis engages in a profound conversation with two recent converts, Demetrius and Thekla, who have embraced Orthodoxy over the past year. They share their unique religious backgrounds, the journey that led them to discover Orthodoxy, and the transformative impact their conversion has had on their sense of identity and family relationships. Their stories highlight the beauty and depth of Orthodoxy and how it can enrich personal faith and community bonds. This dialogue underscores the powerful role that faith plays in shaping our lives and connecting us more deeply with our spiritual roots and loved ones.

The Black American Orthodox Experience is a program focused on Orthodox missions in America—insights, challenges, and how we can reach (and are reaching) members of Black, Indigenous, and other communities with the Church of Jesus Christ. Our goal is to feature honest and informative conversations about what the Great Commission looks like in modern America within a historical and cultural context.

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