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One Flew Over the Onion Dome:
American Orthodox Converts, Retreads & Reverts
by Fr. Joseph David Huneycutt

One Flew Over the Onion Dome: American Orthodox Converts, Retreads & Reverts by Fr. Joseph David Huneycutt
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Converts to the Orthodox Church are sometimes stunned by the ethnic ghetto they seem to have landed in. Cradle Orthodox are no less amazed by these zealous sometimes apparently nutty converts. And priests seem to often not have a clue as to how to deal with the mixed blessing of newcomers. How on earth can we all understand each other? More importantly what can we learn from each other?

Now at last a book that will bring us all together in love and understanding:

One Flew Over the Onion Dome: American Orthodox Converts, Retreads & Reverts — by Fr. Joseph David Huneycutt

The Convert experience is full of surprises, not only for the pilgrims involved but for those who attempt to pastor and teach them. One Flew Over the Onion Dome tackles these challenges with up-front honesty, good humor, and steadfast faith.”

— Frederica Mathewes-Green
NPR commentator and author

This is a must read for Cradles who might need to re-appreciate the Truth, for Seekers who have found the way but must patiently walk it while waiting for that blessed life which is to come and especially for hierarchs under whose omophorions the Good Shepherd has led these sheep for pastoring and who will be called to account for their eternal well-being.

Archbishop of Detroit (OCA)


  • The Handicapped Convert
  • Convert Frustration
  • Who’s Converting to Orthodoxy and Why
  • Convert Baggage / Struggles
  • Convert Strengths
  • Convert Burnout
  • Culture Wars

...The reader will find a reasoned explanation, formed through both personal experience and observation, that tells not only stories but provides a much needed guide for the clergy.”

— The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield
Dean St. Herman Seminary, Kodiak, Alaska

“Fr Joseph Huneycutt's book is reminiscent of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, in that it details the pitfalls, traps and snares that so easily entrap those who set out to travel the narrow Way... Thanks be to God he offers helpful pastoral counsel to those who must guide others in this difficult path.”

— + MARK
Bishop of Toledo and the Diocese of the Midwest (Antiochian)

...A map for the new Convert... A helpful tool in diagnosing common convert ailments before they become spiritually terminal.”

— The Rev. Fr. John Whiteford
Pastor, St. Jonah of Manchuria Orthodox Church, Houston, TX
author of Sola Scriptura

About the Author
Fr. Joseph David Huneycutt, a Convert to Orthodox Christianity, has pastored Missions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. He is currently Associate Pastor of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Houston, Texas.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Regina Orthodox Press (January 25, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 1928653278
  • ISBN-13: 9781928653271
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 144 pages
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