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Escaping with Our Lives

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 01:23

This is a tough read, but glory to God who preserved her through it all. by Kat Brigid Smith I was born into a very abusive home in 1973.  My mother was a violent alcoholic; my father was just plain violent and abusive in “other” ways I need not specify.  Though I sought help from […]

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Orthodox Clergy, Faithful Took a Stand for Life Leading Up to Argentina’s Defeat of Pro-Abortion Bill

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:56

On August 9, the senate of Argentina defeated a bill that would have legalized the murder of children in the womb up to the 14th week of pregnancy. Consideration of the bill was accompanied by a wide public discussion, in which Orthodox hierarchs, clergy, and laity took an active part, reports pravoslavie.ru. The South American bishops of the […]

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Mass Baptisms Happen in Rivers All Over Russia

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:36

Priests and bishops roll up their sleeves and walk into rivers in their vestments. Hundreds of people of all ages–babies, youth, adults and the elderly–follow them into the water by Michael Tare In recent years, mass baptisms have returned to Russia, necessitated by the mass return to Christianity of the nation after the fall of […]

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Archbishop of Yakutsk Baptizes 100+ in River in a Single Day

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 19:30

  Photo: pravyakutia.ru      A mass Baptism was recently celebrated in the waters of the Chulman River in the far eastern Yakutia Republic in Russia. His Eminence Archbishop Roman of Yakutsk celebrated the holy Sacrament for more than 100 people on Sunday July 15 in the village of Chulman, which sits along the Chulman River, […]

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Orthodoxy has become the Second Largest Religion in Monaco

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 22:25

 The Western European city-state of Monaco is overwhelmingly Christian, with 83.2% of the population confessing some form of Christianity according to 2012 statistics. Of this group, the vast majority identifies with Catholicism, the official religion of Monaco. While the city-state remains strongly Catholic, Hello Monaco reports that Orthodoxy has become the second biggest religion there, overtaking Protestantism, […]

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20 Children Baptized in Guatemalan village

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 15:43

Tajumulco, Guatemala, July 6, 2018 Photo: facebook.com Hundreds of thousands of Guatemalans have been embracing the Orthodox faith over the past decade. 500,000 were received into the Ecumenical Patriarchate in January 2010, and more individuals and entire communities have been entering the holy Orthodox Church since then. Most recently, as Jesse Brandow, a missionary to Guatemala […]

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On A Holy Saturday

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 19:22

by Robert Mims On Holy Saturday, 2018, my life-long search for the ancient Christian faith ended. My hair still damp from baptism, I donned my white robe, clutched a candle and queued up for my first Holy Communion. I was one of more than 20 catechumens to receive the Eucharist, along with several newborn infants. […]

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Plans Underway to Build 4th Orthodox Church in Chechnya

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 12:15

Plans are underway to build a new Orthodox church in Grozny, the capital city of the Chechen Republic, republic head Ramzan Kadyrov said in a recent interview with Izvestia. Upon completion, there will be just four Orthodox parishes in the entire republic, and two active parishes in Grozny. “There is now a proposal to build a […]

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Church Launches Free Mobile Dining Hall for Homeless

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:34

Bugulma, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, July 2, 2018 Photo: tatmitropolia.ru A new project addressing the needs of the poor and homeless in the territory of the Almetyevsk Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church was launched recently in the town of Bugulma in the Russian Tatarstan Republic.    On June 14, the head of the diocese’s Social […]

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Newly Baptized Orthodox King is a Dedicated Servant to His People

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 00:22

The newly-baptized Orthodox King David, His Majesty King Tchiffi Zae Jean-Gervais of the Krou chieftains in Côte d’Ivoire, the founder of the United Kingdoms of Africa, has long been a servant to his and all African people, dedicating his life toward serving the common interest of the people of Africa. King Tchiffi Zae Jean Gervais […]

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Crazy Busy! We need your help today

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 15:57

Friends, JTO is busy. Crazy busy! This is good, as it shows that all your work and the work of others is bearing serious fruit, and driving inquirers to contact us, but we can’t pick it up from here without your help. We need you to make a donation today. This year has been the […]

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“Japan Made Me Orthodox”

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 19:03

Eleonora Borisovna Sablina is an historian, teacher, candidate of historical sciences, researcher of Japanese Orthodoxy, and the author of a book on St. Nicholas of Japan.   —Eleonora Borisovna, you have been living and teaching in Japan for many years. Tell us, please, how you arrived in the Land of the Rising Sun? Where do you […]

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Father Moses Berry: From Hippie Bad-Boy Cool-Cat to Orthodox Priest

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:01

by Irene Archos You wouldn’t suspect that the jovial Orthodox priest who carries the gold chalise with such reverence from behind the iconostasis of “Mother of Unexpected Joy” church was once a drug dealing, rambling hippie and coffee-house owner with his own underground band, not to mention an illegitimate descendent of Nathaniel Boone, the son […]

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