The Brotherhood of Moses the Black

by Katie Zavadski It may come as a shock to some, but one surprising religion is making serious inroads into the African-American community. When Karl Berry walked into an Orthodox Church for the first time in 1983, he saw icons of black saints. He and his wife were living in Atlanta at the time, and […]

US Army General Baptized Orthodox

  An American general was baptized Orthodox after staying several years in Moldavia. The chief of the European Regional Medical Command of NATO says that the Mother of God spoke to him. Norvel Coots is the chief of the European Regional Medical Command of NATO and has the rank of Brigadier General of the US […]

Why More African Americans Are Drawn to the Orthodox Church

The African-American community is being drawn to Orthodox Christianity, inspired by its roots in Africa, claims to authenticity, and reverence to black saints. Karl Berry is one of a few black Americans to be ordained an Orthodox priest. He grew up in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He said he’s “always had a love for […]

To Be Black and Orthodox: Part of My Story

by John Gresham, Jr. I have a friend who is considering becoming an Orthodox Christian. She is African-American and is concerned that by joining the Orthodox Church that she would be turning her back on black culture. While she likes everything about the ancient faith, she notices the lack of Negro spirituals and the preaching […]