The Himalayan Ascent To Christ

By Ryassophore Monk Adrian When we come to know God as Person, we begin to see His hand at work not only in the circumstances of our daily lives, but also in the events of our past which have led us to the present moment. We see how from partial truths He has led us to the fullness of Truth, and how He continues to lead us into a more profound realization of that Truth. As Fr. Seraphim Rose wrote, when we come to Christ “no real truth we have ever known will ever be lost.” Surrounded by five of the highest peaks in the Himalayas, I was standing at 14,000 feet gazing at the Annapurna mountains as the sun rose. My trek in … [Read more...]

Renowned Protestant Pastor Converts His Community to Orthodoxy

Irkutsk, 5 April 2010, Interfax – Pastor Igor Zyryanov from the Irkutsk Region, after 18 years of working at Protestant meetings and two years of pastoral missionary work, converted to Orthodoxy together with his family and community. “It wasn’t easy for us, but now and in the future we will further study and follow the Lord on the Orthodox thousand-year path. But the most important is that now we enjoy plenitude as I was searching for 18 years and couldn’t find, was drinking but couldn’t quench my thirst, was eating but couldn’t satisfy hunger,” Zyryanov writes in his article “The Lord Took Me Home!” published at the Irkutsk … [Read more...]

Episcopal Congregation Embraces Orthodox Faith

A new Orthodox Christian church is forming in north Oklahoma City. Mark Wallace, a former Charismatic Episcopal priest, is leading his former congregants through becoming an Orthodox Christian congregation. Wallace and many members of his former Holy Trinity Charismatic Episcopal Church are taking classes and attending services at St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 15000 N May. “I have no doubt in my mind that Orthodoxy has something to offer in American life. It’s the best kept secret,” he said. Wallace said his journey toward Orthodox Christianity began last year when he became troubled by events within the … [Read more...]

Protestants Adopt Orthodoxy

A Group of Protestants Will Adopt Orthodoxy on the day of Holy Saturday 2 April 2010, Interfax – A group of former Protestants will be baptized on the eve of Easter in St. Andrew Church of Kaliningrad, Russia. Young men and women started visiting an Orthodox church several months ago. In the past, they had one problem – drug addiction – and they tried to get rid of it in the Transfiguration of Russia Protestant charitable organization, the Kaliningrad edition of the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily has reported on Thursday. However, now the former Protestants want to adopt the (Orthodox) Christian faith. “In the past, people … [Read more...]