When You are on Your Last Legs as an Evangelical Christian

What to do when you’re on your last legs as an Evangelical Christian. by John Hughes Many of you will be aware from my posts, or from simply knowing me in person, that I am first and foremost an Orthodox Christian and secondly a spiritual and cultural Russophile. I have loved Russian tradition and culture […]

The Struggle of Converting

A letter from a convert to Orthodox Christianity from Islam sent to our brothers at OCN. I would like to share with you my story of coming to Christ. My whole family and relatives, including myself, were born and grew up as Muslims—our ideology was fixated on radical Islam. We prayed 5 times a day, […]

Faith on the Rise in Nepal

If I asked you to name the places where Christianity is growing the fastest, you, being a well-informed BreakPoint listener, would probably respond “Africa” and/or “China.” And you’d be correct. The explosion of Christianity south of the Sahara is so great that a colleague of mine is surprised whenever he meets a West African immigrant […]

The Roots of Jewish Christian Worship by Fr. James Bernstein

Jews for Jesus / Messianic Judaism co-founder James Bernstein speaks on the Roots of Jewish Christian Worship. James was a key figure, leaving New York with Moishe Rosen to the San Fransisco Bay area in 1970, to start a new mission outreach for Jews. James had a jacket embroidered with “Jews for Jesus” and this […]

An Interview with Anna Dao Bin, Vietnamese Orthodox

We continue to publish the materials of Spas TV program My Path To God where Fr. George Maximov interviews people who converted to Orthodoxy. Vietnamese Orthodox Anna Dao Bin was a member of a Protestant community for a long time and did not even know that there were other Christian denominations. God led her to Russia […]

Leif Eriksson: The First Orthodox Christian in America

by Abbot Tryphon Most people are aware that the Norse explorer Leif Eriksson was the first European to reach America, some 500 years before Christopher Columbus, but very few know he arrived as part of a Christian mission. Fewer still realize Leif Eriksson was an Orthodox Christian. Having become a hirdman (guard) of the royal […]

My Journey to the Ancient Church, Part Four

by Jeremiah LANDING GEAR IS DOWN — I’M COMING HOME After years of feeling spiritually homeless I knew where I belonged. Keeping with an early tradition of the Church in which many converts were brought in the day before Pascha (Easter), I was chrismated on Holy Saturday and partook of my first communion on Pascha. […]

My Journey to the Ancient Church, Part Three

by Jeremiah LOSING INTEREST After months of what felt like dry liturgical services, my quasi-Pentecostal mindset wondered: where is the Holy Spirit in all of this? I recognized the validity the Orthodox Church’s claims to have the same beliefs and practices as the early church, but what good is that if the Holy Spirit has […]

My Journey to the Ancient Church, Part Two

by Jeremiah WHAT IS THIS ORTHODOXY? I tried the charismatic movement, I ran in progressive Christian circles, I went back to my roots of conservative Christianity, and I even considered starting my own home church. Nothing had a satisfactory answer. A spiritual mentor of mine suggested I look into Eastern Orthodoxy (he himself was not […]

My Journey to the Ancient Church, Part One

by Jeremiah My journey into Orthodoxy was not easy. But it is not meant to be easy. It challenged me (and continues to do so) to become the person God has created me to be, and to recognize my place in His Body, the Church. When one becomes Orthodox they are called a “convert,” which […]