More Than 70 Chulym Tatars Receive Holy Baptism

More than 70 people from the small indigenous Chulym population of Siberia have united themselves to Christ in His Church in holy Baptism in Krasnoyarsk Krai, reports the Diocese of Krasnoyarsk. The mass Baptism came during a recent missionary trip to the villages of Chindat and Pasechnoe in the Tyukhtetsky District undertaken by Fr. Vitaly Adaemnkov, the rector of St. Nicholas Church in Bogotol and Holy Annunciation Church in the village of Tyukhtet. These settlements are home to the indigenous Chulym Tatars who appeared in the 17th—18th century as a result of the mixing of some Turkic groups. They warmly welcomed Fr. Vitaly, who held … [Read more...]

First Orthodox Monastery Opened in South Africa

Hartbeespoort, South Africa, February 2, 2018 Photo: Romfea   His Beatitude Theodore II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa arrived to South Africa on January 19 to take part in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Archdiocese of the Cape of Good Hope (1968-2018). The primate’s mission trip also included visitations to Namibia and Kenya. Photo: Romfea   The patriarch, accompanied by Metropolitan Damascene of Johannesburg and Pretoria and Bishop Nikodimos of Nitria, also visited the newly-built Monastery of Sts. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Nektarios of Aegina, and Paisios the Athonite near … [Read more...]

62 Churches Built in Moscow in 8 years

The curator of the church building program in Moscow, the “Program for the Construction of Orthodox Churches of Moscow,” also known as the “200 Program,” State Duma Deputy Vladimir Resin, has announced that 62 church complexes were built in the capital over the past eight years, reports Interfax-Religion. “In all, over the past eight years, 62 church complexes have been erected in Moscow (45 as part of the program and 17 outside of it),” Resin said on Thursday at the XXVI International Nativity Readings, noting that 38 of the churches are already in use. 24 churches were opened in Moscow in 2017 alone. Another 31 are currently being built … [Read more...]

Utah: The Future of Orthodoxy

Time to invest in future generations now. Watch this wonderful video, and take action. Listen to this! An Audio interview with Fr Justin … [Read more...]