“I Was Afraid to Tell My Jewish Father that We Were Baptized”

Interview with Margarita Kaplun, a Jew who converted to Orthodoxy by Fr. George Maximov The journey of Margarita Kaplun, a woman of Jewish descent and a daughter of an Assistant Rabbi. After personally experiencing the power of praying to Our Lord Jesus Christ, she was baptized and led her parents to faith. Father George Maximov: […]

The Struggle of Converting

A letter from a convert to Orthodox Christianity from Islam sent to our brothers at OCN. I would like to share with you my story of coming to Christ. My whole family and relatives, including myself, were born and grew up as Muslims—our ideology was fixated on radical Islam. We prayed 5 times a day, […]

Beauty, Mystery, and Divine Magnetism: A Conversion Story

by Silouan A conversion story sure to open some eyes, and some hearts. I often hear stories from people I’ve met along the way about the path that lead them to Orthodoxy. More often than not‚ these stories involve books by particular authors or saints whose writings made an influence on their perspective and opened them […]

The Roots of Jewish Christian Worship by Fr. James Bernstein

Jews for Jesus / Messianic Judaism co-founder James Bernstein speaks on the Roots of Jewish Christian Worship. James was a key figure, leaving New York with Moishe Rosen to the San Fransisco Bay area in 1970, to start a new mission outreach for Jews. James had a jacket embroidered with “Jews for Jesus” and this […]

Is Modern-Day Judaism the Successor of the Old Testament Traditions? An Interview with Yevgeny Verner

An Interview with Fr. George Maximov The guest of today’s interview is Yevgeny Verner, actor and producer. As a descendant of an old Jewish family, he came to Christ through Judaism. In his interview to Fr. George, he tells us his story about how the Savior literally called him. He also discusses so-called “national” religions, Cabbala […]

Orthodoxy: What I Was Born For – Part 1

by Anastasia & Joseph Guiliani This is the conversion story from ocultism in the Jehovah’s Witnesses to Orthodoxy, and it is not a light read. The account presented here has been edited, but reader discretion is advised. This is a strong story. We are grateful to the Guilianis for permitting us to publish it. A Brief Pre-History of Me […]

Armenian Muslims Living in Turkey are Returning to Christianity

Armenian Muslims living in Turkey – descendants of the Christians who embraced Islam – are returning to the faith of their fathers in great numbers, reports the Linga news portal. According to the famous Agos Armenian weekly newspaper published in Istanbul, the cases of conversion of Armenian Muslims to Christianity, which are becoming more frequent, […]

Islam Through the Heart and Mind of a Convert to Orthodox Christianity, Part 2

by Kevin Allen In this two-part interview originally appearing on Ancient Faith Radio, Kevin Allen of the “Ancient Faith Today” podcast interviewed “George” who became a Sunni Muslim at age fourteen and studied to become an Imam at a madrasa, studying the Quran, Arabic language, Islamic theology, hadith, and jurisprudence. He left Islam and became […]

Islam Through the Heart and Mind of a Convert to Orthodox Christianity, Part 1

 by Kevin Allen In this two-part interview originally appearing on Ancient Faith Radio, Kevin Allen of the “Ancient Faith Today” podcast interviewed “George” who became a Sunni Muslim at age fourteen and studied to become an Imam at a madrasa, studying the Quran, Arabic language, Islamic theology, hadith, and jurisprudence. He left Islam and became […]

Number of Yakuts Converting to Orthodoxy on the Increase

The Number of Ethnic Yakuts Converting to Orthodoxy is on the Increase Bishop Roman of Yakutsk and Lensk stated this during an interview with News.Ykt.Ru. “The number of ethnic Yakut faithful is increasing noticeably, which makes me very happy. For this, we have translated one of the main services, the Liturgy, into Yakut. For over […]