Marginalized Voices

A History of the Charismatic Movement in the Orthodox Church in North America 1972-1993

Reddit icon
e-mail icon
Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google icon
LinkedIn icon
Timothy B. Cremeens
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Pickwick Publications
    , June
     210 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


The Orthodox Church has been characterized by some as “the best-kept secret in North America.” Making use of personal interviews and correspondence, magazine and news articles, and other publications, Timothy Cremeens weaves the story of a spiritual renewal movement that began in the United States in the early 1960s and rapidly spread around the globe touching millions of Roman Catholics and Protestants, what is today called the Charismatic Renewal Movement. In 2017, this Movement, celebrated its 50th Jubilee anniversary in the Roman Catholic Church. However, Cremeens presents here the never-before heard story of that Movement among the Orthodox Churches in North America. He recounts the history of this spiritual renewal movement through the first-hand accounts and eyewitnesses of Orthodox clergy and laity who testify to their life-changing encounters with the Holy Spirit.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Timothy B. Cremeens, an ordained Orthodox priest, is Dean and Pastor of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral (Orthodox Church in America) in Wilkes Barre, PA. He serves as the Interim Dean of Grace Graduate School of Ministry, Twin Falls, ID, Adjunct Instructor of Theology at King’s College, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Instructor in Church History at William Seymour College, Lanham, MD.

Add New Comment

Reading Religion welcomes comments from AAR members, and you may leave a comment below by logging in with your AAR Member ID and password. Please read our policy on commenting.

Log in to post comments