My Search For The Truth (And Subsequent Finding Of It): Pt 1

by Tamara Schmerse Part 1 of 17 This delightful story of Tamara’s journey is captivating. I’ve decided to publish it in it’s entirety as a series from her blog, My Search For The Truth. Enjoy this excellent journey, and thank you, Tamara, for allowing us to republish it! My Search For The Truth (And Subsequent […]

“Why I Am Not An Atheist”

An Interview With Dcn. Andrei Kurayev By Nadezhda Pronina Feb 9, 2007 The Voice of Russia Why I Am Not A Christian? — this is the title of the popular book by the celebrated English mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell, which has been translated into many languages. For our program, however, we have chosen a […]

Chinese Students Convert To Orthodoxy

Chinese students living in Vladivostok increasingly convert to the Orthodox faith, undergo the sacrament of baptism and become regular parishioners of Vladivostok temples, informs ITERATES citing the press-service of the Vladivostok-Primers diocese The latest converts to Orthodoxy were two girls from Beijing. Together with baptismal crosses they received Orthodox names – Fatima and Hope. Fatima […]

The God Of Our Fathers

I wanted to tell everyone I “found” the Orthodox Church like it was a million dollars! My return to the Orthodox Church was only a beginning of a journey, but at least now I knew the path. I compare it to living on a patch of dirt your whole life and never knowing that right underneath this dirt there is a well with hidden treasures of indescribable beauty.

Missionaries for Chinese students in Moscow

The missionary movement associated with Fr Daniil Sysoyev is promoting a number of cultural and religious initiatives among Chinese students in Russia. Fr Sysoyev is the Orthodox Russian Orthodox priest who was shot four times and killed by an unknown gunman in his Moscow church last November. A guided visit to the Monastery of Saint […]

The Atheist Who Venerated A Saint

by Dionysios Petros I was originally baptised and brought up in the Church of England, (born and baptised in Zimbabwe, but came to England at 8 months old.  My mother’s family being Church of England, in fact my Grandfather was a Canon in Westminster Abbey, for quite some time my Mothers family lived inside the […]

The Thorny Path To God

Then the Gospels somehow came into my hands. This book created an amazing impression upon me. I suddenly had a sharp perception that the truth was precisely here. It was as if I saw with my own eyes how Christ preached, worked miracles, was crucified, and resurrected. Truly resurrected! No such perception of reality has ever occurred to me with any other reading.