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Why People Become Orthodox

by Fr. Stephen Freeman Now this is indeed a presumptious title for a post – as if there were only one reason that people convert to the Orthodox faith. There are certainly many reasons, nuanced by the various personalities that come. And do they ever come! I was … [More...]

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Why Would a Protestant Convert to Eastern Orthodox Christianity?

by Ben Cabe Why would a Protestant Christian convert to Eastern Orthodox Christianity? Such a question cannot be answered through the use of dogmatic assertions or theoretical musings. For such a question presupposes a particular person’s journey of faith. And such a … [More...]


The Gift of Peace and the Spread of Orthodoxy in Northern Uganda

In northern Uganda, an area that has been decimated by war and is finally becoming more secure, “every day, everywhere you go, people are waiting to become Orthodox”, says Fr. Emmanuel Oruk. So many people want Orthodoxy in northern districts like Lira, Oyam, and Apad … [More...]

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A Calvinist Anglican Converts To Orthodoxy

Mark Bradshaw, with Conversations On Orthodoxy, recently interviewed me regarding my conversion to … [Read More...]

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Renown Scottish Orthodox Priest Dies Just Weeks After Completing His Life’s Work

Another story of Orthodoxy in Scotland. More on Fr. John will be forthcoming next week. One of … [Read More...]

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Into Orthodoxy: The Long Journey Home

by Fr. Lawrence Farley In my journey home to Orthodoxy, I took the long way around.  I was born … [Read More...]

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Mission Stories


The Gift of Peace and the Spread of Orthodoxy in Northern Uganda

In northern Uganda, an area that has been decimated by war and is finally becoming more … [Read More...]

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Russian Orthodoxy in Mormon Utah

by Peggy Stack Religious folk would call it a miracle. A decade ago, when a pony-tailed … [Read More...]


India’s First Russian Orthodox Church

The First Russian Orthodox Church in India soon to be built. “A decision will be taken … [Read More...]

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Mass Conversions

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Philippine Denominations join the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Aust. & NZ

This letter was posted on the website of the Antiochian Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand To all of our reverend clergy and beloved faithful, Greetings to all of you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We would like to inform you that after long discussions with two denominations from the Philippines, one […]


Mysterious Mass Conversion From Islam to Christianity in Georgia

by Ian Hamel In 1991, 75% of Adjarians in Georgia were Muslims. Today, they have become 75% Orthodox Christians. How can these conversions be explained, which is apparently unique in the world? “What time do services begin at Saint Nicholas in Batumi on Sunday morning?” The question embarrasses the employee of the President Plaza, one […]

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Five Foreign Prisoners in Greece Baptized Orthodox

By Alexander Kalliopoulos After about a year of catechism, five foreign prisoners were baptized Orthodox Christian in the Chapel of Saint Eleutherios in the penitentiary in the industrial area of Patras. Three were Nigerians, one was a Somali, and the other was Albanian. The catechism of the newly-illumined was done by the leading priest of […]

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