World’s ‘oldest Christian church’ discovered in Jordan

Not surprisingly, it was Orthodox, with the traditional apse and all. Archaeologists claim to have found the world’s oldest church dating from shortly after Christ’s crucifixion and used by the Apostles of the 70. If tests confirm that it dates back to between 33 AD to 70 AD, as the archaeologists claim, it would make it […]

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 […]

Italy Home to Fastest Growing Foreign Diocese of Russian Orthodoxy

The head of the administration for Moscow Patriarchate churches abroad Bishop Anthony of Bogorodsk stated in a recent interview with TASS that the Russian Orthodox Church has nearly 900 parishes in foreign countries, the greatest number of which are in Germany and Italy. While the number of parishes in Germany outnumbers those in Italy, “[t]he […]

Met. Joseph Commemorates 30th Anniversary of EOC Reception into Antiochian Archdiocese

Beloved in Christ, We greet you with great joy as we embark upon this new Lenten journey which lies ahead. Before us lies a strenuous path leading to the Feast of the Holy Resurrection of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ. May your journey be blessed! This year marks the 30th anniversary of […]

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 […]

Group of Catholics in Argentina Convert to Orthodoxy

This just in! A group of Catholics in Argentine decide to convert in Orthodoxy after Patriarch Kirill’s sermon. A collective of the Caritas charitable organization in Argentinian Curuzu decided to adopt Orthodoxy as they were deeply impressed by Patriarch Kirill’s sermon during his tour to Latin America this February. “During the patriarch’s visit he (a […]

“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 […]

Russia Built 3 Churches Per Day, 1000 Per Year For 28 Years – A World Record

“More than that, I know no other precedent of this kind anywhere throughout the history of mankind….” Noting that today many say that modern society lives in the post-Christian era, (Metropolitan Hillarion) said that it is not felt in Russia. Religious faith in Russia never grew more intensively than in the past three decades, believes […]