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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

First Orthodox Church in Pakistan Consecrated

On February 6. 2014 the first consecration of an Orthodox Church occured in Lahore, Pakistan. Fr. John Tanveer is the priest who founded and built the parish. Attending the Consecration were: Metr. Konstantinos of Singapore and Fr. Martin Ritzi, Executive Director of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), who secured an anonymous donation that made […]

Mysterious Mass Conversion From Islam to Christianity in Georgia

by Ian Hamel In 1991, 75% of Adjarians in Georgia were Muslims. Today, they have become 75% Orthodox Christians. How can these conversions be explained, which is apparently unique in the world? “What time do services begin at Saint Nicholas in Batumi on Sunday morning?” The question embarrasses the employee of the President Plaza, one […]

Former Taliban from Afghanistan Baptized on Mount Athos

All these years after work I would go to the outside of the churches in the beginning – something was pulling me there – and afterwards I began to enter within. I would become calm. As my Greek was getting better, I wanted to know more about Christ. I found a New Testament, however it was in a language I did not understand [Koine Greek]. Eventually I found a blue one in the Greek I had learned. I began to read it. I decided that I wanted to become a Christian.