The Bible Answer Man and Theosis

Hank Hanegraaff, The Bible Answer Man on Orthodoxy. The Bible Answer Man recently answered a question about Eastern Orthodoxy and Theosis, and answered it beautifully, I thought.      Source   The Bible Answer Man and Theosis … [Read more...]

Met. Joseph Commemorates 30th Anniversary of EOC Reception into Antiochian Archdiocese

Beloved in Christ, We greet you with great joy as we embark upon this new Lenten journey which lies ahead. Before us lies a strenuous path leading to the Feast of the Holy Resurrection of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ. May your journey be blessed! This year marks the 30th anniversary of an important event in the life of our Archdiocese. I do not want to let this event pass without remembering and giving thanks to God for it. Beginning in early 1987, over two-thousand members of the former Evangelical Orthodox Church were received with open arms into the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America. Over the course of several … [Read more...]

Georgian Women, Doctors to Build Church as Repentance for Abortions

Georgian Orthodox Church - you're doing it right. It is about time we started doing this, even in a small way, in America. A group of Georgian women who have had abortions and doctors who have performed abortions have decided to build a new church as an act of repentance, reports newsgeorgia.ge. The group recently met with His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia II of Georgia to receive his blessing for their penitential undertaking. He blessed them and wished them luck in building their new church near Tbilisi by the Haddonstone Forest, dedicated to the Holy Trinity. “Under the conditions of the atheistic regime many didn’t comprehend … [Read more...]

Forty Excuses for Not Joining the Orthodox Church

Please don't skip down to the list immediately. This entire post outlining 'why I can't become Orthodox' is worthy of your time. Why do so few people of contemporary Western culture join the Orthodox Church? Before we attempt to answer this question, we would like to underline that this article is not about people of Western European origin, but about people of contemporary Western culture. These people are not necessarily of Western European origin and may not even live in any part of the Western world. Thus, on the one hand, I have met nominally Orthodox Russians, Romanians, Greeks and Lebanese who, lapsed from their Faith, are profoundly … [Read more...]