Nicaragua: An Orthodox Mission on the “Black River”

Construction continues on Holy Transfiguration Church in Nicaragua’s Orthodox mission. The church is located in the region of Río Negro ("Black River"), 35 miles from Managua, the nation’s capital. Divine services there are performed by Hieromonk Marcos (Cantillano). It is currently the only Orthodox parish in Nicaragua under the omophorion of ROCOR. Its core parishioners, roughly 20 people, are local Orthodox Nicaraguans. The land on which the church is being built was donated by members of Fr. Marcos’ family, who are local to the area. Fr. Marcos himself converted to Orthodoxy from the Roman Catholic Church, a result of his search for a … [Read more...]

Dr Hasan Azad’s Journey from Islam to Orthodox Christianity

In his own words. Powerful! Enjoy this beautiful testimony. From Islam to Christ.      Dr Hasan Azad’s Journey from Islam to Orthodox Christianity … [Read more...]

Why People Convert to Orthodoxy

  by Robert Arakaki On 30 December 2013, W. Bradford Littlejohn published “The Search for Authority and the Fear of Difference” in The Sword and the Ploughshare. He began by noting how he learned second hand (??) about a longtime Reformed Christian who decided to convert to Eastern Orthodoxy because “he needed someone to submit to” (quotation marks in the original text). It struck me that among the many evangelicals and Reformed folks converting to Rome or Orthodoxy, this was a common story. “We Protestants, we’re so divided, we’re so individualistic, we have no sense of authority, we have to make up our own minds about everything … [Read more...]

Fishers of Men – Winning Converts to the Orthodox Faith

Continuing the Apostolic work which IS the Apostolic Tradition. … [Read more...]