Met. Joseph Commemorates 30th Anniversary of EOC Reception into Antiochian Archdiocese

Beloved in Christ, We greet you with great joy as we embark upon this new Lenten journey which lies ahead. Before us lies a strenuous path leading to the Feast of the Holy Resurrection of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ. May your journey be blessed! This year marks the 30th anniversary of […]

Beauty, Mystery, and Divine Magnetism: A Conversion Story

by Silouan A conversion story sure to open some eyes, and some hearts. I often hear stories from people I’ve met along the way about the path that lead them to Orthodoxy. More often than not‚ these stories involve books by particular authors or saints whose writings made an influence on their perspective and opened them […]

Mass Orthodox Baptism in Congo

From 29th August to 17in held the Seminary Synaxis of Orthodox Church priests, the Holy Metropolis of Central Africa. The congregation took place at the premises of missionary Kanagka Centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There were issues recommendations, until now examined the course of missionary effort and the pastoral care of the people. […]

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 […]

A Modern Conversion

by Fr. Stephen Freeman Another gem from Fr. Stephen. I understand what is being said here, but properly said, it is heretics who are ‘people who choose.’ Converts ‘become’ Orthodox (despite what many who were raised in the Orthodox Church may say, yes, we do become Orthodox). What do you think? A few years back […]

Philippine Denominations join the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Aust. & NZ

This letter was posted on the website of the Antiochian Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand To all of our reverend clergy and beloved faithful, Greetings to all of you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We would like to inform you that after long discussions with two denominations from the Philippines, one […]

A Pilgrim’s Podvig: Part Two

by Fr. John Whiteford Into the Spiritual Abyss Later in high school, I got a job in a bookstore, and because it was my job to check new books in, I acquired a number of new interests. For example, I began studying Japanese, because of a book that I ran across that explained how to […]