“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: […]

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 […]

The Jewish Confessor of Orthodoxy

The Story of Aleksander Jacobson Commemorated September 8 (†1930) They hated Me without a cause   John 15:25 I N THE YEAR 1929, in the frightful concentration camp of Solovki, beginning with the end of winter there was a great increase of scurvy, and towards spring out of 18,000 prisoners of the fourth division of the camp (the […]

Nicolae Steinhardt: A Jewish Convert to Orthodoxy

Nicolae Steinhardt (July 12, 1912 – March 29, 1989) was a Romanian writer, Orthodox hermit and father confessor. Early life He was born in Pantelimon commune, near Bucharest, from a Jewish father and a Romanian mother. His father was an engineer, architect and decorated World War I participant (following the Battle of M?r??ti). Due to […]

The Rabbi Who Converted To Orthodoxy On Pentecost In 1952

Among the many converts to Orthodox Christianity was the Jewish rabbi Paul Fotiou from the Hebrew community of Arta in Greece, who converted from Judaism and was baptized as an Orthodox Christian together with his family. To read a little about the Jews of Arta, see here. Archimandrite Nektarios Ziompolas writes the following about Paul […]

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 […]

Which Came First: New Testament or the Church?

by Fr. James Bernstein A convert to Christianity from Judaism, Fr. James was a teenage chess champion whose dramatic conversion experience at the age of 16 led him to Christianity, and is also one of the founders of Jews For Jesus. His journey led him directly to the Orthodox Christian faith, and his journey is […]

Surprised By Christ

Priest’s Conversion from Judaism to Christianity Documented in New Memoir Conciliar Press Ministries is pleased to announce the release of a new spiritual memoir of a man’s conversion from Judaism to Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Raised in Queens, New York by formerly Orthodox Jewish parents whose faith had been undermined by the Holocaust, Arnold Bernstein went […]