Mass Baptism of Catechumens in the Philippines

MASS BAPTISM OF THE CATECHUMENS OF ST. ISIDORE (OF ROSTOV) THE WONDERWORKER ORTHODOX CHURCH: Photos taken during the Mass Baptism (April 24, 2015) of the catechumens of the newly accepted “St. Isidore the Wonderworker Orthodox Church” in Purok Tagumpay, Poblacion Alabel, Sarangani Province, Philippines. A former parish of the “Philippine Independent Catholic Church” (also known […]

45 Baptized in Pointe-Noire, Congo

On the morning of 24 December 2014, His Grace Panteleimon Bishop of Congo-Brazzaville and Gabon performed the baptisms of forty-five newly enlightened Congolese of all ages, coming from the three Parish Communities in Pointe-Noire, in the outdoor baptistery in the Holy Cathedral Church of St. Dimitrios, which is under construction in the city. Addressing the newly […]

New Orthodox Christians baptized in Rwanda’s Mission

by Georges Mana His Grace Innocentios, Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Burundi and Rwanda, officiated the Holy Baptism of 126 new faithfuls of the community of Kaziba, Rwabutazi, and Gashongora. See more photos HERE.

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 […]

Philippine Denominations join the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Aust. & NZ

This letter was posted on the website of the Antiochian Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand To all of our reverend clergy and beloved faithful, Greetings to all of you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We would like to inform you that after long discussions with two denominations from the Philippines, one […]

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 […]

Five Foreign Prisoners in Greece Baptized Orthodox

By Alexander Kalliopoulos After about a year of catechism, five foreign prisoners were baptized Orthodox Christian in the Chapel of Saint Eleutherios in the penitentiary in the industrial area of Patras. Three were Nigerians, one was a Somali, and the other was Albanian. The catechism of the newly-illumined was done by the leading priest of […]

Swahili in St. Petersburg

December 16 at 14:30 at the second Winter Orthodox exhibition at the Exhibition Center of the North-West of Russia the priest, Philip Gatari from Kenya, will conduct a prayer service in Swahili, which will be the beginning of the program devoted to the Orthodox Church in this East African country. Father Philip Gatari is priest […]

More Americans Join the Orthodox Christian Church

An old story from 4 years ago, and becoming more and more true every day! By Tom Breen Greg Mencotti worried he would never find a spiritual home. The Sunday school teacher grew up Roman Catholic, lost his faith and became an atheist. Eventually, he returned to Christianity, this time as a born-again Christian, spending […]

Another Mass Baptism In Russia

Missionaries performed mass baptism of soldiers at northern Cosmodrome Archangelsk, September 20, 2011 Teachers and students of the St. Tikhon Orthodox Humanitarian University visited the “Plesetsk” cosmodrome near Achangelsk with a missionary program. The trip was made at the invitation of Archpriest Artemy Emke, rector of the Church of Archangel Michael in the town of […]