Newly Baptized Orthodox King is a Dedicated Servant to His People

The newly-baptized Orthodox King David, His Majesty King Tchiffi Zae Jean-Gervais of the Krou chieftains in Côte d’Ivoire, the founder of the United Kingdoms of Africa, has long been a servant to his and all African people, dedicating his life toward serving the common interest of the people of Africa. King Tchiffi Zae Jean Gervais recently traveled to holy Mount Athos to join the holy Orthodox Church, taking the name David in holy Baptism, as previously reported. According to information from the Metochion of St. Tryphon, a dependency of the Athonite Monastery of Koutloumousiou, where the king was baptized, the Baptism was celebrated with … [Read more...]

“Japan Made Me Orthodox”

Eleonora Borisovna Sablina is an historian, teacher, candidate of historical sciences, researcher of Japanese Orthodoxy, and the author of a book on St. Nicholas of Japan.   —Eleonora Borisovna, you have been living and teaching in Japan for many years. Tell us, please, how you arrived in the Land of the Rising Sun? Where do you work? —I have been teaching at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies for nineteen years. I am a candidate in historical sciences and professor. I also teach at the Tokyo Conservatory, and until March of this year I worked at the State University of Yokohama. Unfortunately, study of the humanities is being … [Read more...]

New Orthodox Academy Opening Fall 2018: Enrollment is Open

Some of you may know about the new GreatMartyr Euphemia Orthodox Theological Academy which opens in the Fall of 2018. What you may not know is what separates us from other schools, and why it is worth it for you to have a closer look. If you're wanting more thorough and practical apologetics information, want to help your local parish with catechism or adult ed courses, are a busy dad, a homeschooling mom, Sunday School teacher, aspiring to service as a deacon or priest, or want to deepen your experience of the faith. the GreatMartyr Euphemia Academy is for you. How so? First, it's not another masters level theological institute. The … [Read more...]

Another 1,000 Children Baptized by Patriarch Ilia of Georgia

He's going for the record, I think. The Georgian people have again expressed their great love of and trust in His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia, bringing more than 1,000 children to be baptized and become the primate’s Godchildren in a mass ceremony. Photo: patriarchate.ge   This 53rd such mass Baptism took place on Sunday at Tbilisi’s Holy Trinity Cathedral, with more than 1,000 souls being united to Christ our God in His holy Orthodox Church, reports the official website of the Georgian Orthodox Church. Photo: patriarchate.ge   The previous mass Baptism was held on January 21, with 708 children … [Read more...]