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

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” in some parts of the modern world. As many Christian churches move farther away from their roots by embracing liberal ideas, people strain to find a more traditional, authentic form of Christianity.

For many, that search brings them to the Orthodox Church.

Sure, it’s been years since some of the things Fr. Andrey talks about, but, hey, mainstream media has yet to tell us about it.

  • There have been mass conversions to Orthodoxy among young, educated Turks
  • Turkish Deputy Seline Sayek publicly announced her conversion to Orthodoxy
  • Tom Hanks, (legendary actor of the film Forrest Gump), converted to the Orthodox Church when he married Rita Wilson.
  • Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa of Mortal Kombat fame,
  • and many others.


  1. How true is it about Turks converting to Orthodoxy? This is the first time I’ve heard about it. Glory to God if it is indeed true

  2. Jari Haukka says:

    It is a bit inaccurate to state that orthodoxy is “the form of Christianity practiced by Russians”. There are many other people in orthodox faith. Being orthodox is not connected being ethnic Russian.

  3. It is entirely accurate to state the Orthodoxy is ‘the form of Christianity practiced by the Russians.’ That is absolutely true. Perhaps you misunderstood what was said. It does NOT say practiced by the Russians exclusively.

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