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First Divine Liturgy Celebrated in Al-Zabadani in Six Years

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:55

Good News is our business! The first Divine services in six years were recently celebrated in the Church of the Dormition in the town of Al-Zabadani. Peace has begun to reign to the west of Damascus following the military operation that forced terrorists to leave the Wadi Barada valley. The restoration of a peaceful way […]

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From 30 years Mormon to Forever Orthodox

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 21:48

by Isaac Bell I was raised Mormon, as was Rachel, my wife. Early in our marriage we had a stillborn son. Our bishop called us into his office to tell us that God had not yet revealed the point at which a fetus becomes alive and the church therefore does not consider our son to […]

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The Orthodox Church Strikes Back

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:44

Relentless Resurrection. When the Orthodox Church ‘strikes back’, it does so relentlessly, and with resurrection. The Resurrection of Christ. Christ is Risen! ?

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Orthodox Church in Harbin, China Reopens as an Orthodox Church

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 15:52

An Eastern Orthodox Church reopened for worship on Saturday in Harbin, the icy city in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province about 600 kilometers from the Russian border. For Orthodox Christmas in January, worshippers had borrowed a nearby Catholic church. But on Saturday, a congregation of about 100 flocked to the Protection (Pokrov) of the Theotokos Church to worship […]

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Filipinos Build Church in 3 Weeks to Celebrate Pascha

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 00:33

Photo: pravoslavie.ru The zeal of Filipino Orthodox was seen at Pascha this year, as the community of St. Vincent of Lerins on the island of Mindanao celebrated the bright Resurrection of Christ in a church they had built with their own hands in just three weeks. The holy Paschal services were celebrated in the community […]

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Church to be Built in Siberian Cradle of Orthodoxy Where Mass Baptism of 120 Recently Celebrated

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:58

Yessey, the northernmost village of the Evenkia District in Krasnoyarsk Krai, 2,140 miles northwest of Moscow, was traditionally known as the “cradle of Orthodoxy” among the indigenous peoples of the north, after local Yakuts and Evenks adopted Orthodoxy in 1852. One of the first churches in Evenkia was built in Essey, although it ceased functioning […]

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Chinese Orthodox Receive State Approval to Prepare for Ministry in Russian Seminaries

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:53

Orthodox students from the People’s Republic of China can now begin to prepare for their future ministries in China in the theological schools of the Russian Orthodox Church. Agreement on the issue came as a result of the sixth session of the Russian-Chinese working group on contacts and cooperation in the religious sphere held in […]

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Off the Side Roads onto the Illumined Path

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 15:49

by Michael Fiocca The Way We Are Meant to Be “The person who loves God values knowledge of God more than anything created by God, and pursues such knowledge ardently and ceaselessly.” -Saint Maximos the Confessor When we speak of something as being generic, it often stirs up thoughts of a product being “mediocre” or […]

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Gentlemen: Orthodox Christianity is Not for Sissies

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 18:32

by Fr. John Guy Winfrey I had a woman parishioner tease me that sometimes I make her feel a little uncomfortable. A couple of the things she mentioned that contributed to her minor anxiety were that I like shooting guns (and have built my own AR15), I love a good dark beer or a straight […]

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I was a Catholic Priest: The Story of Fr. John Tanveer

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:54

by Fr. John Tanveer I was a Catholic priest. I was waiting for the opportunity to convert to Orthodoxy for fifteen years, and the opportunity to become an Orthodox priest – three more years. The Lord felt my desire. I belonged to the Catholic community and entered the seminary in 1974, and four years later […]

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Davenport, IL Priest Moves Fast to Join Russian Orthodox Church

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:38

After 15 years as an Anglican priest, including six years as the rector of Trinity Church in Rock Island, the Rev. Thomas Janikowski is converting to Russian Orthodoxy.By the time he and his wife, Shelly, get back from a New York trip, he will be an ordained deacon and priest in the Russian Orthodox church’s […]

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33 Children Baptized Need Sponsors

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:25

Mass Baptism organized for this Sunday 18th February by Fr Constantinos Eliud Muthiru for 33 Children- 16 boys and 17 girls! Fr Constantinos is humbly seeking any willing Orthodox person who would like to act as a Sponsor/ Godparent to one of these children and help to welcome them into our faith. This also would […]

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More Than 70 Chulym Tatars Receive Holy Baptism

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:32

More than 70 people from the small indigenous Chulym population of Siberia have united themselves to Christ in His Church in holy Baptism in Krasnoyarsk Krai, reports the Diocese of Krasnoyarsk. The mass Baptism came during a recent missionary trip to the villages of Chindat and Pasechnoe in the Tyukhtetsky District undertaken by Fr. Vitaly […]

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From the Buddha to Christ: A Young Man’s Journey to the Ancient Christian Church

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 02:21

My name is Johan Trisanjaya. I am of Javanese ethnicity in Indonesia. I was born in 1982 in the village of Prigi in Central Java. I was raised in a Buddhist family; my father is a government servant and my mother is a house wife. Most people in our village are Muslim, but many adhere […]

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First Orthodox Monastery Opened in South Africa

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:52

Hartbeespoort, South Africa, February 2, 2018 Photo: Romfea   His Beatitude Theodore II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa arrived to South Africa on January 19 to take part in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Archdiocese of the Cape of Good Hope (1968-2018). The primate’s mission trip […]

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Utah’s Largest Newspaper Interviews “Mormon to Orthodox Christian” Convert

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 14:48

by Cameron Davis Editor’s Note: A couple of weeks back, a reporter at the Salt Lake Tribune contacted us on the O&H Facebook page to get in touch with former Mormons (LDS) who had converted to Orthodoxy. One of those who responded to this inquiry was Cameron Davis. He was one of several interviewed for this piece (which is well […]

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62 Churches Built in Moscow in 8 years

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:02

The curator of the church building program in Moscow, the “Program for the Construction of Orthodox Churches of Moscow,” also known as the “200 Program,” State Duma Deputy Vladimir Resin, has announced that 62 church complexes were built in the capital over the past eight years, reports Interfax-Religion. “In all, over the past eight years, 62 […]

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Utah: The Future of Orthodoxy

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 13:52

Time to invest in future generations now. Watch this wonderful video, and take action. Listen to this! An Audio interview with Fr Justin

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556 Catechumens are Baptized by Metropolitan Meletios of Congo

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:40

What exactly do you to if you have to baptize 556 catechumens? Here’s what they did in Congo. Thank you Romfea.gr!    

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Six Adults Baptised, Received into Holy Orthodoxy

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:30

God is on the move. He is calling people from all backgrounds and walks of life into communion with His Church. And He is calling members of His Church to cooperate with Him in this saving activity (1 Corinthians 3:9). The Good Shepherd was witness to this Divine activity on the weekend before the Nativity. […]

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