Church of St. Catherine Consecrated in Tanzania

A new church, dedicated to the Great Marty St. Catherine, has been consecrated in Tanzania, Romfea reports. The new temple is the thirty-first in the Archdiocese of Irinoupolis of the Patriarchate of Alexandria. His Eminence Archbishop Dimitrios (Zaharengas) of Irinoupolis celebrated the consecration with the blessing of the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All […]

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 […]

Georgian Women, Doctors to Build Church as Repentance for Abortions

Georgian Orthodox Church – you’re doing it right. It is about time we started doing this, even in a small way, in America. A group of Georgian women who have had abortions and doctors who have performed abortions have decided to build a new church as an act of repentance, reports newsgeorgia.ge. The group recently […]

“My Joy is that I Have Found the Truth”

Dear friends of Journey To Orthodoxy, As you know, we receive calls and emails from individuals, pastors and parishes all over the world, reaching out and wanting to join the Orthodox Church. Some are even young men with the desire to serve Christ as a priest in time. We do everything we can to get […]

Patriarch Kirill sends a priest to Paraguay Capital for its only Orthodox Church

Patriarch Kirill sends Paraguay its own priest. He was sent by the decision of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia for giving pastoral care to the community of the Protection Church, press service of the Synodal Department for Church, Society and Media Relations reports. The priest celebrated a liturgy there and talked to the […]

Onion-domed Russian Orthodox Church rises south of Rogue River

By Tammy Asnicar The Rev. Seraphim Cardoza admits that it is nothing short of “a minor miracle” that his tiny parish is erecting an ornate Russian Orthodox shrine in Rogue River, OR. A replica of the beautiful cathedrals he visited during his pilgrimages through Russia, the new church will be a bit of “heaven on […]

Patriarch of Moscow Consecrates Ex-Anglican Church

Patriarch of Moscow has consecrated a reconstructed ex-Anglican Cathedral as a new Orthodox Cathedral in London, UK Hundreds of people including the Archbishop of Canterbury and Prince Michael of Kent gathered in London’s Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints to attend a historic service conducted by the head of Russia’s Orthodox […]

Orthodoxy in Fiji: Missionary Journey

by Bishop Amphilochios of New Zealand The course of events, according to the popular saying, in fact, divine providence, led our paces to beautiful Savu-Savu in Vanua Levu, the second largest island of Fiji. This visit was originally scheduled for next month. However, a sudden big trial of our Orthodox brother Pantelis Baravilala made us […]

Monastery in Union Bridge is a Sanctuary for Young and Old Alike

by Lindsay Powers The Sacred Monastery of Saint Nina, Abbess Aemiliane said, is set up in a way that allows the sisters to be at the ready to serve others — a lifestyle that mirrors the ways of angels. “Angels look at God and are happy and they chant praises. But if they have a […]