Protestants Adopt Orthodoxy

A Group of Protestants Will Adopt Orthodoxy on the day of Holy Saturday 2 April 2010, Interfax – A group of former Protestants will be baptized on the eve of Easter in St. Andrew Church of Kaliningrad, Russia. Young men and women started visiting an Orthodox church several months ago. In the past, they had one problem – drug addiction – and they tried to get rid of it in the Transfiguration of Russia Protestant charitable organization, the Kaliningrad edition of the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily has reported on Thursday. However, now the former Protestants want to adopt the (Orthodox) Christian faith. “In the past, people … [Read more...]

Black South Africans join Orthodox Church

42 members of the Zulu, Tsvan and Sutu tribes were baptised into the Orthodox Church in South Africa on the day after St Nicholas Day (19 December). The baptism took place after a year’s catechism in Tembisi, a suburb of Johannesburg. Serbian monks had been teaching catechism for some years at St Athanasius School, where the Africans were received into the church by the Serbian Metropolitan Seraphim of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Fr Johannes, a Zulu Orthodox priest ordained by the Metropolitan, already teaches at the school.     Source … [Read more...]

Episcopalian Minister and Congregation Convert

It appears the fruits of St. John of San Francisco's labors have paid off. After a year of instruction and a prayer, an Episcopalian clergymen and many from his congregation entered the Orthodox Church. While the members of the congregation were chrismated in April, their former minister was ordained to the Holy Priesthood a little over a week ago.The now Fr. James Hamrick is pastor of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Frederick, MD. He was a minister in the United Methodist Church for years, but as he was looking for ancient faith, he found himself in the Charismatic Episcopal Church for a few years. At least until now. The CEC … [Read more...]

Convert Parish To Be Received

Bishop Thomas  of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America is scheduled to receive by Chrismation, the membership of the Western Rite Mission in Warrenton, Virginia at 7.00 pm on Friday the 30th of March at Christ Church, 95 Green Street, Warrenton. Fr. Nicholas Alford, Rector of Saint Gregory the Great Western Rite Parish in Washington D.C. has been catechising this convert parish until their clergyman, the Reverend Patrick Cardine is Ordained Priest. The Warrenton mission has converted from the Charismatic Episcopal Church in which its minister, Patrick Cardine was the diocesan evangelism officer. The Rev’d. Cardine … [Read more...]