Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) Celebrates the Rite of Return to the Church for 63 Souls

On this day, sixty-three people renounced paganism, sectarian errors, and false schismatic beliefs! On Lazarus Saturday, April 8, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the rite of apostates returning to the holy Orthodox Church. On this day, sixty-three people renounced paganism, sectarian errors, and false […]

Mass Baptism of Foreigners and Migrants in Phthiotis, Greece

Now THAT is a baptismal procession! The Phthiotis Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church has, in a mass baptism, baptized thirteen graduates of its diocesan catechetical school for foreigners and migrants, reports Romfea. The service of illumination and union with Christ was celebrated by Metropolitan Nicholas of Phthiotis in the presence of friends and family […]

More than 100 Baptisms Celebrated in Siberian Village

If they can do it, we can do it – YOU can do it. Have you supported Orthodox missionary outreach work lately? Click HERE to do so now. Two Orthodox priests recently visited the Siberian village of Essey in the Evenkia district, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, celebrating 120 Baptisms, according to Evenkia authorities. The priests also […]

Patriarch Ilia of Georgia to Celebrate 47th Mass Baptism

On December 24, His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia II of Georgia will celebrate his forty-seventh mass baptism, reports Blagovest. With the first mass baptism on January 19, 2008, Patriarch Ilia commenced his initiative to help improve the dire demographic situation in Georgia caused by post-Soviet abortion rates. Such mass celebrations are held four times a year […]

Mass Baptism of 118 Souls in Rwanda

“All you who have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ, Allelua”… “Mwebwe mwese ababatijwe muri Kristo, mwambaye Kristo, Aleluya”. Through the blessing of His Beatitude Theodoros II, the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa; and through the prayers of Orthodox faithfuls worldwide, on 11th September 2016, One Hundred and Eighteen (118) […]

A New Orthodox Parish in the Turkana Desert

It’s not every day you see the Gospel spreading to a totally new area of the world, to a culture and a people who have never even heard the name “Jesus.” That’s precisely what’s been happening in a remote region of Kenya, where the Turkana people live. As His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh wrote […]

More Orthodox Baptisms in Indonesia

Fr Daniel Byantoro recently served orthodox baptisms for 12 new converts to the Orthodox faith, on March 19th, 2016 in South Jakarta, Indonesia. Glorious apostolic work! Congratulations to the newly illumined warriors of Christ!     More Orthodox Baptisms in Indonesia

Now This is Glory: Orthodox Baptisms in Aguacate, Guatemala

Orthodoxy in the New World This village is almost entirely Orthodox Christian, so large baptisms are very common. The baptisms in this video were part of a full baptism service in the parish of the Annunciation.  Listen to the music of those beautiful children! It is so wonderful, I could not pass up the opportunity […]

Mass Baptism in Rwanda

Through the blessings of His Grace Innocentios, the Bishop of Orthodox Diocese of Burundi and Rwanda; on 10th October 2015, the parish priest of Holy Trinity/Nyamata Rev. Petros Bicamumpaka has baptized 32 people in a small lake called Kamatana located in Nyamata Sector, Bugesera District in Eastern Province of Rwanda. Please keep these neophytes to […]

Mass Baptism in Kiamba Philippines

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, nearly two hundred formerly Catholic Filipinos were received into the Orthodox Church through the sacrament of holy baptism, as reported on the Philippine Orthodox Church—Moscow Patriarchate Facebook page and the Philippine Mission of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROCOR) page. Despite massive waves that repeatedly knocked them over, Frs. Silouan Thompson […]