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, […]

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 […]

Fr. Zakarias Boutros on 44 Contradictions in the Koran

I heartily recommend Fr. Zakarias Boutros’ ministry to muslim inquirers. He has led millions of Muslims to Christ, through his “Truth Talk” television program and vast online ministry. His knowledge of Islam, the Koran, and Muslim sources is second to none. These days, it is important to know where our inquirers are coming from – […]

“If Jesus is God – Let My Daughter Be Alive!” Notes on Indonesian Orthodoxy

by Fr. George Maximov What is the Crown Princess of Bali doing in an Orthodox church, why do Russians prefer to confess to Indonesians, and why Orthodoxy is a blessing for Indonesia—these and other themes are discussed in the Indonesian notes of Fr. George Maximov. The first thing that struck me upon landing in Jakarta […]

How St. Xenia Helped a Muslim Woman Become an Iconographer

God is glorified in His saints. St. Xenia is a patron of our family, so I am always happy to share good news concerning her help to others! Everything came together in Alla Mescherova’s life seemingly as it should: auditing classes in the Repin Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, then learning iconography in the […]

“Our Ancestors Were Orthodox”

The story of a Kabardian, former Muslim Another interview by Fr. George Maximov Father George Maximov: Hello! You’re watching My Path To God. Our guest’s name is Mikhail. He is a descendant from one of the nations that are usually associated with the world of Islam, although every Muslim nation in Russia has a Christian page […]

Eleven Anonymous Turkish Muslims Baptized Orthodox Christians

Eleven Turkish citizens, among them a famous Turkish actor, were baptized in May 2015. The baptism was celebrated by the Metropolitan of Attica. The [original] 13 muslim men and women (between the ages of 30 and 40) were impressed by the beauty of the Orthodox monuments of the island [of Chios], and on their return […]

Muslim Economist of Noble Lineage Baptized Orthodox Christian in Montenegro

Dr. Mahmud Busatlija, a prominent economist in the capital of Serbia and of noble lineage, who was a Muslim, was baptized Orthodox Christian, according to Serbian sources, 500 years after his ancestors converted to Islam. “I returned to the roots of my ancestors, 500 years ago, when they became Muslim in the Ottoman Empire. I […]