When Spontaneity Goes Stale

by Zachary (Zecchaeus) Jensen As a child I lived in four states and moved from one side of the country to the other. The high school that I graduated from was a small Christian school in Illinois. The church connected to it was becoming more and more “reformed Protestant” as time went on, which affected […]

“It Has Only Started”

Russian Church continues adding Western Saints to its Church Calendar At its March 9 session, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church decided to add St. Patrick, the Enlightener of Ireland, St. Alban the Protomartyr of Britain, St. Genevieve of Paris, and twelve other Western saints from the first millennium, before the West departed into […]

World’s ‘oldest Christian church’ discovered in Jordan

Not surprisingly, it was Orthodox, with the traditional apse and all. Archaeologists claim to have found the world’s oldest church dating from shortly after Christ’s crucifixion and used by the Apostles of the 70. If tests confirm that it dates back to between 33 AD to 70 AD, as the archaeologists claim, it would make it […]

Church of St. Catherine Consecrated in Tanzania

A new church, dedicated to the Great Marty St. Catherine, has been consecrated in Tanzania, Romfea reports. The new temple is the thirty-first in the Archdiocese of Irinoupolis of the Patriarchate of Alexandria. His Eminence Archbishop Dimitrios (Zaharengas) of Irinoupolis celebrated the consecration with the blessing of the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All […]

Russia Built 3 Churches Per Day, 1000 Per Year For 28 Years – A World Record

“More than that, I know no other precedent of this kind anywhere throughout the history of mankind….” Noting that today many say that modern society lives in the post-Christian era, (Metropolitan Hillarion) said that it is not felt in Russia. Religious faith in Russia never grew more intensively than in the past three decades, believes […]

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 […]

New Orthodox Church Opened in Chechnya

On Sunday the solemn opening of the Orthodox Church of the Nativity of Christ in Chechnya was held in Naurskaya village of the Chechen Republic, reports ????.ru. Bishop Varlaam of Makhachkala and Grozny, heads of the republic’s executive bodies, leaders of the Naursky district, and diocesan representatives were to take part in the opening ceremony. […]

Starting a Mission and Building a Parish

by Fr. John Whiteford This article from Fr. John is excellent. It is focused on suburban and urban American environments. While it may look basic, don’t be deceived. Starting and growing a mission may seem easy, but it isn’t easy to do well, and an innumerable number of factors can make it immeasurably more difficult. Fr. John knows […]

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

An Interview with Fr. George Maximov The 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 […]

Ex Pastor – Now Orthodox Priest – Fr. Seraphim Cardoza

An interview with Fr. Seraphim Cardoza on the program “Afternoons on the Dove”. Former protestant pastor, now Orthodox Archpriest Fr. Seraphim Cardoza. Fr. Seraphim Cardoza, St. Innocent Orthodox Church, Rogue River, Ore.