A Journey from Western Christianity via Hinduism to Orthodoxy

What a path, through Hinduism to Orthodoxy and the True Faith! Fr. Nikon of New Skete [Mount Athos] remembers an Englishman who was troubled by his Church and went to India, Calcutta, in search of a genuine spiritual experience. He studied at the Hindu Faculty for four years, but still he did not find what […]

How A Hindu from Fiji Became An Orthodox Priest

By Fr. Barnabas Nair Greetings to all my beloved Orthodox Christians. I am Fr. Barnabas from Labasa, the second largest island in Fiji. I am taking the opportunity to convey to you how I found the truth in the Orthodox Church. When I first met His Eminence Mr. Amphilochios on my island Vanua Levu in […]

Met. Hilarion of ROCOR Visits India,Celebrates Liturgy

Metropolitan Hilarion the first Hierarch of ROCOR arrived in Mumbai on the 10th pf January 2013 and was warmly welcomed by the local people. Former Metropolitan John Augustine of the Anglican church hosted a welcome dinner later that evening to mark this historical moment of ROCOR’s first metropolitan in recent times who has visited the Indian sub […]

From the Goddess of Death to the Emperor of Life: Part 4

By Danion Vasile I was getting more and more scared. I felt that the nervous tension was reaching breaking point; I actually thought I would go out of my mind. I also thought that if I fell asleep the devil would get hold of me. It is so difficult to explain but it was what […]

From the Goddess of Death to the Emperor of Life: Part 3

By Danion Vasile Not long before that, I had listened to Swami Shivamurti, an initiated Indian master, Swami Satyananda’s disciple. In the late 1970’s she had been sent to Kalamata to impart yoga teachings to the Greeks. In 1984 she had set up ”the ashram”, a yoga monastery at Paiania, close to Athens. I met […]

From the Goddess of Death to the Emperor of Life: Part 2

By Danion Vasile At any rate, I did not really perceive the presence of the evil one except on very rare occasions… During our meditation sessions, they would play a very nice, soft ambient music, but once they played a horrible music that seemed to come from hell… a music that would put rock-and-roll to […]

From the Goddess of Death to the Emperor of Life: Part 1

By Danion Vasile I am giving this talk because I feel compelled to give witness to the way in which Christ calls to Him those who have been deluded by different religions or by unorthodox spiritual practices. The topic, From the Goddess of Death to the Emperor of Life, relates past and present – since […]

The Incredible Tale of Klaus Kenneth

After an incredible, almost unbelievable life, one man tells Theo Panayides how his search for love was finally successful. Klaus Kenneth is God’s gift to newspapers. His life, as he tells it, has been so full of incident and adventure that the only problem for a journalist is how to fit it all in. He […]

My Journey To Orthodoxy

by Kevin Allen Kevin is the award winning host of the radio program “The Illumined Heart,” and won the Best Podcast/Internet Radio Show once again! Congratulations Kevin on a well deserved award. For you, our JTO readers, we offer Kevin’s own conversion story. Enjoy! I began my spiritual journey in eastern religion – specifically Hinduism. […]

A Catechmen’s Journey From Hinduism

I was loaned the book “The Orthodox Church”, and the rest was pretty much history – it convinced me that not only was the original faith of the apostles uncorrupted, that in that same line of reasoning/faith, the ancient church was still alive – and almost as proof, that book finally made the Gospel start to make sense to me! I definitely believed in the importance of the Holy Tradition – I never understood the sola scriptura thing I was reading in the Protestant Books – they didn’t seem to realize there were large gaps in what they considered to be simple teachings/knowledge, because they were all interpreting according to some mysterious code that I hadn’t been exposed to, but claiming it was just all “written in the Bible”.