Conversions Gradually Transforming Orthodox Christianity

by Jonathan Pitts Growing up a Southern Baptist in eastern Tennessee, Brent Gilbert says, he never realized there were other ways to worship. He figured everyone knew the best church music was contemporary. He was sure there was a 45-minute pastor's sermon at the heart of every Sunday service. And didn't all Christians agree that religious art, symbols and rituals were relics of a less desirable past? Then he encountered the ancient faith that would change his life. In the formal liturgy, rituals and language of the Greek Orthodox Church, he found a worship tradition so enriched by its direct link to lives of Christ's original followers … [Read more...]

The Ancient Apostolic Church

The transformational power of the Ancient Apostolic Church unchanged by Abbot Tryphon In an age when many Christian denominations are trying to appear relevant and modern, I am finding that large numbers of people are drawn to the Ancient Faith by the beard and robe. I am constantly thanked for dressing as I do by people who appreciate symbols of faith in the midst of a secular world. Many Orthodox jurisdictions that previously wanted to blend in with their Catholic and Protestant neighbors by having our clergy put off the traditional “look” of Orthodoxy, are now rediscovering the wisdom of these traditions. Now that large numbers of the … [Read more...]

Why I’m an Orthodox Christian

OR How I can Prove the Orthodox Christian Church is the One Holy Catholic & Apostolic ChurchFrom the blog “Pious Fabrications”Eventually I plan to do a fuller post on my “conversion story,” explaining how I “found” the Orthodox Church and the process that led me into it. I don’t have the time right now to do such a post, but nonetheless want to address part of that topic. This is partially a response to some comments by Seth and Rhology in our never-ending “discussion,” but their comments were just the impetus to writenow about what I’ve been wanting to write about for a while.I’m naturally a very skeptical person; I question everything — … [Read more...]

Is Modern-Day Judaism the Successor of the Old Testament Traditions? An Interview with Yevgeny Verner

An Interview with Fr. George MaximovThe guest of today’s interview is Yevgeny Verner, actor and producer. As a descendant of an old Jewish family, he came to Christ through Judaism. In his interview to Fr. George, he tells us his story about how the Savior literally called him. He also discusses so-called “national” religions, Cabbala and whether or not modern-day Judaism is the successor of the Old Testament traditions.Father George: Hello! You are watching My Path To God. Yevgeny, the guest of today’s program, is a creative professional. He is an actor and a producer. As far as I know, Yevgeny, even though you learned a few things about … [Read more...]