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Student of Pope Benedict XVI Converts to Orthodoxy, Starts Monastery in Swiss Alps

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:06

Enjoy this video and interview about Fr. Gabriel Bunge, patristics scholar and convert from the Roman Catholicism to the Orthodox Church. Fr. Gabriel Bunge was born in 1940 in Cologne, Germany, to a Lutheran father and a Catholic mother. At the age of twenty-two he entered the Benedictine Order in France; he was ordained to […]

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Patriarch Bartholomew Consecrates Restored Church in Constantinople Orthodox Cemetery

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 16:11

The consecration of the restored historic Church of the Transfiguration in the Sisli Orthodox cemetery in Constantinople was celebrated by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on October 22, reports Sedmitza. The first Divine Liturgy in the newly-consecrated church was then concelebrated by Pat. Bartholomew and fifteen other hierarchs. The service was attended by the Consul […]

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1,000-strong Mass Infant Baptism to be Celebrated in Bulgaria

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 13:08

1,000 infants will be united to the Body of Christ through the Sacrament of holy Baptism tomorrow in cities throughout Bulgaria, reports the site of the Bulgarian Patriarchate. The mass Baptism is part of the national campaign “Do It For Bulgaria,” in support of birthgiving, to help shift the tide of the nation’s rapidly declining […]

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Christmas Cards from Revelation

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:49

Last year I made up these Christmas Cards based on a verse from the book of Revelation. Last year, I sold out of the ones I had made within hours. This year, we are offering them to those who support Journey To Orthodoxy. It’s my Revelation Christmas Card! This is a reference to a sermon I […]

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Not a Spur of the Moment Decision

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:45

by Benjamin Pass I have long debated writing of my journey to Orthodoxy. I was unsure if I should bother; particularly since there was no dramatic, miraculous sign which led me to the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. At times, it has seemed as though I simply moved from book to article, and through […]

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Orthodox Priest Explains Why Many People in the West are Converting to Orthodox Christianity

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:34

It is not a surprise that many Catholics adhering to traditional values are converting to conservative Orthodoxy. The secret is out. In this wonderful, 4-minute video, Fr. Andrey brings us the news about Orthodox Christianity (the form of Christianity practiced by Russians). Orthodox Christianity may be the oldest form of Christianity, but it’s becoming “in” […]

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Russian Orthodox Church will be Built in Kabul, Afghanistan

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:20

After 3 churches a day for the last 30 years, the Russian Orthodox Church is not satisfied only building churches in Russia! Glorious! An Orthodox church will be built in the territory of the Russian Embassy in Afghanistan in 2018, the Izvestia paper writes with the reference to sources in diplomatic circles. According to the […]

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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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