Crazy Busy! We need your help today

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 busiest year ever for us, and we are struggling to keep up with the class, emails, letters, texts, and chats from souls trying to make contact and start the journey into the Orthodox Church.  Recently, we have fielded contacts from Serbia, Japan, Australia, Canada, Brazil, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, China, Costa Rica, Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, Uganda, Nigeria, … [Read more...]

New Orthodox Academy Opening Fall 2018: Enrollment is Open

Some of you may know about the new GreatMartyr Euphemia Orthodox Theological Academy which opens in the Fall of 2018. What you may not know is what separates us from other schools, and why it is worth it for you to have a closer look. If you're wanting more thorough and practical apologetics information, want to help your local parish with catechism or adult ed courses, are a busy dad, a homeschooling mom, Sunday School teacher, aspiring to service as a deacon or priest, or want to deepen your experience of the faith. the GreatMartyr Euphemia Academy is for you. How so? First, it's not another masters level theological institute. The … [Read more...]

An American Pilgrimage to the Orthodox Church: Part 3

by James Kushiner Councils, Tradition & Mary There were also several other features of the New Testament and early Church that to varying degrees are reflected in some non-Orthodox churches, but are worth mentioning here. 1. The leading of the church by council. In the Book of the Acts of the Apostles, chapter 15, we find the Church gathered to answer the difficult and divisive question of how Gentiles (non-Jews) are to be received into the Church. Must they be circumcised first? No, the apostles decided, after deliberating in council together. Paul and Barnabas came from their missionary work abroad to participate in this council, … [Read more...]

Fishers of Men – Winning Converts to the Orthodox Faith

Continuing the Apostolic work which IS the Apostolic Tradition. … [Read more...]