I found an interesting article by a man who describes his process of conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy. It can be found in two parts:
I highlight this article for a couple of reasons. First, I always find it fascinating to see why people change religious traditions (something recent surveys have shown is very common in America). Second, I think this article explains well one of the strongest aspects of Eastern Orthodoxy: its respect for “mystery” in the Christian Faith. A danger many of us fall into at times is to intellectualize our faith to an extreme; we want to understand every aspect of what we believe to the exclusion of simply falling before the glory of God and adoring Him.
As a Roman Catholic, I greatly admire the “mystery” of Eastern Christianity. There is a vital place for intellectual study of the faith, but it must always be coupled with a humble acknowledgment of the mysterious grandeur of the Almighty.