Christmas Cards from Revelation

Last year I made up these Christmas Cards based on a verse from the book of Revelation. Last year, I sold out of the ones I had made within hours. This year, we are offering them to those who support Journey To Orthodoxy. It's my Revelation Christmas Card! This is a reference to a sermon I once gave long ago, and ever referenced later in another called "Why the Wilderness?". Here is an excerpt of it: There is one other place where the wilderness is mentioned, and with great significance. One more place. That is in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 12, v. 6. This verse is significant, I believe, in that this is what the Incarnation looked … [Read more...]

Orthodox Priest Explains Why Many People in the West are Converting to Orthodox Christianity

It is not a surprise that many Catholics adhering to traditional values are converting to conservative Orthodoxy. The secret is out. In this wonderful, 4-minute video, Fr. Andrey brings us the news about Orthodox Christianity (the form of Christianity practiced by Russians). Orthodox Christianity may be the oldest form of Christianity, but it's becoming “in” in some parts of the modern world. As many Christian churches move farther away from their roots by embracing liberal ideas, people strain to find a more traditional, authentic form of Christianity. For many, that search brings them to the Orthodox Church. Sure, it's been years since … [Read more...]

Russian Orthodox Church will be Built in Kabul, Afghanistan

After 3 churches a day for the last 30 years, the Russian Orthodox Church is not satisfied only building churches in Russia! Glorious! An Orthodox church will be built in the territory of the Russian Embassy in Afghanistan in 2018, the Izvestia paper writes with the reference to sources in diplomatic circles. According to the edition, veteran organizations of soldiers who fought in Afghanistan and other sponsors will participate in the building. The Rossotrudnichestvo federal agency is going to back up the project. “We have to coordinate this question with church officials and some other instances. This good undertaking looks quite … [Read more...]

Richmond church ordination reflects burgeoning membership

The once-fledgling and predominantly Russian parish of St. Alexander Nevsky Church has grown, and is quickly becoming 'a church for all of us.' by Betty Adams Toddlers, babes-in-arms, and other young children populating the church yard and inside St. Alexander Nevsky Church showed just how rapidly the parish family of the Russian Orthodox congregation has grown. Inside the sanctuary Sunday was another sign: the ordination of the Rev. Nathan Williams to the priesthood, the ordination of Joseph Kimball to the deaconate and the investiture of two tonsured Readers, Patrick Kimball and Matthew O’Donnell. Tonsured Reader is a first step … [Read more...]