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Richmond church ordination reflects burgeoning membership

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 00:34

The once-fledgling and predominantly Russian parish of St. Alexander Nevsky Church has grown, and is quickly becoming ‘a church for all of us.’ by Betty Adams Toddlers, babes-in-arms, and other young children populating the church yard and inside St. Alexander Nevsky Church showed just how rapidly the parish family of the Russian Orthodox congregation has […]

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Chinese Man Travels Thousands of Miles to be Baptized

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 03:17

Another adult Baptism recently took place on the banks of the Haliacmon River, the longest river contained entirely in Greece, flowing 185 miles through the Greek regions of West Macedonia and Central Macedonia, reports Romfea. This time the new convert traveled thousands of miles from far away China to be baptized at the humble Monastery […]

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The Mother of God Appears to Vietnamese Woman in Coma, who then Converts to Orthodoxy

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 11:13

Fr. George Maximov, a Moscow priest who often serves on missionary trips throughout Asia, has posted on his Facebook page the words of a Vietnamese woman who converted to Orthodoxy after the Mother of God appeared to her. The woman, Nguyen Thi Mai Anh, a former Buddhist living and working in V?ng Tàu, Vietnam, was […]

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Dormition in Sargodha, Pakistan

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 18:57

by Matushka Sophia Lubna Joseph This Feast has become a very popular tradition in the parish of St. Sergius Orthodox Church Sargodha, Pakistan for last 3 years! With the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia in Pakistan, on Sunday August 27, 2017, the solemn celebration […]

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Nicaragua: An Orthodox Mission on the “Black River”

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:45

Construction continues on Holy Transfiguration Church in Nicaragua’s Orthodox mission. The church is located in the region of Río Negro (“Black River”), 35 miles from Managua, the nation’s capital. Divine services there are performed by Hieromonk Marcos (Cantillano). It is currently the only Orthodox parish in Nicaragua under the omophorion of ROCOR. Its core parishioners, […]

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Dr Hasan Azad’s Journey from Islam to Orthodox Christianity

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 17:42

In his own words. Powerful! Enjoy this beautiful testimony. From Islam to Christ.      Dr Hasan Azad’s Journey from Islam to Orthodox Christianity

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Why People Convert to Orthodoxy

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 23:58

  by Robert Arakaki On 30 December 2013, W. Bradford Littlejohn published “The Search for Authority and the Fear of Difference” in The Sword and the Ploughshare. He began by noting how he learned second hand (??) about a longtime Reformed Christian who decided to convert to Eastern Orthodoxy because “he needed someone to submit […]

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Fishers of Men – Winning Converts to the Orthodox Faith

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:06

Continuing the Apostolic work which IS the Apostolic Tradition.

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A New Era in Evangelism and Outreach

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 21:50

“What are we doing about outreach to the Black community?” From the OCA Diocese of New York and New Jersey. Saturday, July 1, 2017, saw an historic event in the life of the Diocese of New York – New Jersey: the ordination of Subdeacon Samuel Davis, of Somerset, NJ, to the Holy Diaconate. While diaconal […]

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Conversions Gradually Transforming Orthodox Christianity

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:49

by Jonathan 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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The Last First Step

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 17:55

by Stephen Brannen Back in 2011 I started writing a series of posts entitled “According to the Whole” which was focused on exploring the issue of Christian disunity and where I was looking for possible solutions. The posts were personal and were informed by my own intellectual and experiential journey, but they weren’t overtly autobiographical. […]

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Three Truths from Childhood

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 23:52

by Fr Andrew Philips I’d like to thank Tudor Petcu once again for sending us this new journey story.  Introduction Most say that our earliest years are our most formative years, when all else is decided, and that much depends on the happiness or unhappiness of childhood, which determines all that follows. For my part, […]

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The Scottish Abbess of Gethsemane Convent

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 23:56

ABBESS MARY (ROBINSON) OF THE GETHSEMANE CONVENT July 8/21, 1896, Glasgow – November 7, 1969, Gethsemane   Abbess Mary (Robinson). Photo: internetsobor.org Gethsemane became one of the first places of the Holy Land to be visited by modern Russian pilgrims. From the tomb of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary people walk up a narrow, steep street. After […]

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My Journey to Orthodoxy

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:15

by Paul Smith Allow me to begin this with a simple disclaimer. I do not presume to know the judgement that God holds in his own mercy, and his own providence so do not view this in that light. I do know that I have found the New Testament Church and want to share THIS […]

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The Orthodox Church in Hong Kong

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 03:33

An interview with Father Dionisy Pozdynaev by Tudor Petcu 1.) What should we know about the orthodox mission in China? Could we talk about a real missionary work of Russian Orthodoxy in China? I cannot speak about real missionary work yet; we are still preparing for missionary work. We must lay the groundwork and preparet […]

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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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