One Man’s Journey to the Orthodox Faith…

Timothy Keefer is today chief counsel for civil rights and civil liberties for the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  This past summer, he represented the U.S. as part of a delegation to a conference in Vienna sponsored by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, giving a talk called “Human Rights and the Fight Against Terrorism.” Keefer’s office makes sure that, as they go about their business preventing and deterring terrorist attacks and responding to threats and hazards to the nation, Homeland Security’s 180,000 employees honor Americans’ civil rights.  Among numerous duties, Keefer and his … [Read more...]

The Incredible Story of a Renowned Orthodox Missionary…

The Story of Fr. Maximus Regis Urbanowicz Baptized Roman Catholic, later becoming an Episcopal* priest and missionary, and three years ago having been received with his family into the Holy Orthodox Church, he is a zealous Orthodox missionary and evangelist. Maximus has been involved in various church ministries including Foundation Park –a ministry for the poor, Strike force –strength ministry for teens, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes . He served three years as head counselor at Mid-Atlantic Teen Challenge , a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for teenagers.  In addition, as part of his Masters degree at Regent University, he … [Read more...]

From Oral Roberts University to Orthodoxy

Eastern Orthodox Pastor has far-flung roots What Antony Hughes did all these many years ago at Oral Roberts University Graduate School of Theology and Missions in Tulsa was zig when he was supposed to zag. Here was your basic Southern Baptist who, at this beacon of the charismatic movement, first vectored from his evangelical roots to Episcopalianism and then a year later converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church, of all things. “I was a charismatic when I got there, but I found it largely unsatisfying,” he says. But why Eastern Orthodoxy? … [Read more...]

Episcopal Congregation Embraces Orthodox Faith

A new Orthodox Christian church is forming in north Oklahoma City. Mark Wallace, a former Charismatic Episcopal priest, is leading his former congregants through becoming an Orthodox Christian congregation. Wallace and many members of his former Holy Trinity Charismatic Episcopal Church are taking classes and attending services at St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 15000 N May. “I have no doubt in my mind that Orthodoxy has something to offer in American life. It’s the best kept secret,” he said. Wallace said his journey toward Orthodox Christianity began last year when he became troubled by events within the … [Read more...]