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Full Impact Faith: An Interview with Fr. Turbo Qualls

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 17:07
by Tudor Petcu Another in our series by Romanian writer, Tudor Petcu. Tudor is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania. His work focuses on the evolution of Orthodox spirituality in Western societies. In this article, he interviews Fr. Turbo Qualls – the unofficial winner of the aware for the ‘Best Clergy […]

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The Long Journey of a Swiss Catholic to Orthodoxy

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 16:35
Pierre Haab, a Swiss former Catholic who was disappointed with his religion and was carried away by Buddhism, Hinduism and other screamingly “fashionable” Eastern teachings and who is now a subdeacon of the Orthodox Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Cross in Geneva, speaks about his conversion to Orthodoxy. by Aviv Saliu-Diallo —Can you tell us […]

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Jonathan Jackson: ‘How My Entry into Orthodoxy Affected the People Around Me’

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 03:36
Jonathan Jackson, the famous actor and friend of Holy Mountain and Pemptousia, talks about the great turning point of his life, his entry into Orthodoxy, and the way that this convertion affected the people around him.

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“The First Thing That Drew Me To Orthodoxy”

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 14:25
by Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) Metropolitan of Diokleia Kallistos (Ware) speaks on his liturgical experience in Orthodox life.

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Russian Church to Help Emergency Situations in Natural Disasters

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 12:20
It is about being a good neighbor, after all. Clergy and parishioners of the Russian Orthodox Church will begin to help rescuers in dealing with emergency situations, reports Interfax-Religion. It is expected that His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and the head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Vladimir Pukov will sign an agreement of cooperation on […]

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Orthodox Filipinos in Moscow (cebuano version)

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 15:10
For our many Filipino readers! A video of an excursion to the holy places of Moscow in cebuano. Glorious! The guides are Filipino seminarians from the mission of Russian Orthodox Church in Mindanao. Summer 2016

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The Monastery of Levin New Zealand

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:58
Our revered Metropolitan of New Zealand Amphilochios from the beginning of his presence in this beautiful country was searching for a suitable location for establishing a male Monastery. Upon investigation and in a wonderful way, the required was found in an idyllic setting on the North Island of New Zealand outside the town of Levin: […]

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Russian Church in Bangkok Recruiting Missionaries for the Philippines

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:47
The Dependency of the Russian Orthodox Church in Taiwan is to recruit young people who wish to bring the news of Christ to the Philippines. The Dependency Press Service stated that: ‘The Lord has now brought about extremely favourable conditions for such a witness in the Philippines, where thousands of people wish to join the […]

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Philippines Government Pledges Support to Orthodox Communities in the Country

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:41
On, June 17-19, 2017, with the blessing of his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, manager of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in Eastern and South-Eastern Asia and head of the Administrative Secretariat of the Moscow Patriarchate Archbishop Sergius of Solnechnogorsk visited the Philippines. On June 19, the prelate met with the Minister of […]

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Conversions Gradually Transforming Orthodox Christianity

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 03:21
by Jonthan Pitts Growing up a Southern Baptist in eastern Tennessee, Brent Gilbert says, he never realized there were other ways to worship. He figured everyone knew the best church music was contemporary. He was sure there was a 45-minute pastor’s sermon at the heart of every Sunday service. And didn’t all Christians agree that […]

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Number of Orthodox Increase, Catholics Decrease in Central, Eastern Europe

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 21:00
The majority of residents of Central and Eastern Europe are Orthodox Christians, their numbers increasing while those of Catholics have been decreasing, according to new findings of the Pew Research Center. Overall, about 57% consider themselves Orthodox, including residents of ten countries with an Orthodox majority, including Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Belarus, Bulgaria, Serbia, Georgia, and […]

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“The People Bring Much More…”

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:03
The household of God is generous.  Whether in the Old Testament, or in the New, we see in Scripture that those believers honored God above and beyond their means. They met and surpassed the needs of the Temple and of the Church. Tithes and offerings are what keep the Churches full, and the people cared […]

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Catholics and Lutherans Converting to Orthodoxy in Latvia

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:57
The Orthodox Church in Latvia is increasingly filling up with former Catholics and Lutherans. by Grigory Shugaev European Christians are complaining about the emptying of churches. The older generation is dying, and only a few adherents are replacing them. It would seem that a Catholic country such as France, at the Easter services—and not just anywhere […]

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Wisdom, Philosophy, and the Event of Christ: An Interview with Nicholas Smith

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:10
by Tudor Petcu Another in a series of interviews with Orthodox converts, Tudor Petcu today interviews Nicholas Smith.  1.) I would like to begin our dialogue by taking into account the similarities between philosophy and Orthodoxy given the fact that is much easier talking about their differences as worldviews. What would be from your point […]

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In Honor of St. Nicholas, the Great Procession of Velikoretskoe

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 22:19
This year the pilgrimage in conjunction with the presence of the relics of St. Nicholas from Bari. On Thursday, June 8, one of the largest processions in Russia – indeed a real pilgrimage – was completed, the “Veliko-Peoplesko-Russian, or pan-Russian procession”, to a village in the north of the country. This year the procession was […]

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Finding the Communion that Never Ends

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 14:31
by Jon Boatwright My journey to the Orthodox Church began in a way that has been hard for me to put into words. People often ask me why I converted to the Eastern Church from a Protestant tradition. That’s usually when I start rambling. But I’ve also discovered that many others have similar difficulties. It’s […]

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Amazing Miracles That Communism Couldn’t Stop

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 10:42
God survived in Russia. Communism did not. by Patti Armstrong Communist governments don’t like religion. They are not even too fond of their own people. Death comes easily and frequently to their citizens. The global communist body count is estimated to be over 149,469,000 citizens killed or starved to death by their own governments since […]

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My Journey into the Orthodox Church

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 23:46
by Fr. Joshua Genig I recall being deeply moved by Fr. Richard John Neuhaus’ recounting of his journey from Lutheranism into the Roman Catholic Church (“How I Became the Catholic I Was”). It is a move that not a few have made, with denominational provenance spanning most every Protestant confession. Though I journeyed in a […]

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A Life in a String of Epiphanies

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 17:30
by Reader John I’ve been blogging now for more than seven years, and religion has been a frequent topic. But I’m pretty sure I’ve never set out an orderly account of my religious pilgrimage or explained just what my beefs are with the Christian traditions I’ve left. I intend to remedy that right now. I considered serializing this, […]

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Salt Lake City Welcomes 25 New Orthodox Christians on Holy Saturday

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 00:13
They had examined the history books, but more importantly their own souls, and after a year of intense preparation and purification, twenty-five catechumens were baptized and chrismated into the Holy Orthodox Church. They all joined the Body of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ at Ss. Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Salt […]

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