Catholics and Lutherans Converting to Orthodoxy in Latvia

The Orthodox Church in Latvia is increasingly filling up with former Catholics and Lutherans. by Grigory Shugaev European Christians are complaining about the emptying of churches. The older generation is dying, and only a few adherents are replacing them. It would seem that a Catholic country such as France, at the Easter services—and not just anywhere […]

Utah Mormons, Protestants Finding New Spiritual Home in Ancient Orthodox Church

by Bob Mims Utah Mormons and Protestants are rediscovering a reverence for God by converting to Orthodoxy. It shook the fundamentalist Christian world to its roots: Hank Hanegraaff, the darling of evangelicals as host of the long-running, nationally syndicated “Bible Answer Man” broadcast, had joined the Greek Orthodox Church. Hanegraaff, for nearly 30 years president […]

More Orthodox Baptisms in Indonesia

Fr Daniel Byantoro recently served orthodox baptisms for 12 new converts to the Orthodox faith, on March 19th, 2016 in South Jakarta, Indonesia. Glorious apostolic work! Congratulations to the newly illumined warriors of Christ!     More Orthodox Baptisms in Indonesia

Number of Yakuts Converting to Orthodoxy on the Increase

The Number of Ethnic Yakuts Converting to Orthodoxy is on the Increase Bishop Roman of Yakutsk and Lensk stated this during an interview with News.Ykt.Ru. “The number of ethnic Yakut faithful is increasing noticeably, which makes me very happy. For this, we have translated one of the main services, the Liturgy, into Yakut. For over […]

Why People Convert To Orthodoxy

by Robert Arakaki On 30 December 2013, W. Bradford Littlejohn published “The Search for Authority and the Fear of Difference” in The Sword and the Ploughshare.   He began by noting how he learned second hand (??) about a longtime Reformed Christian who decided to convert to Eastern Orthodoxy because “he needed someone to submit […]

Mysterious Mass Conversion From Islam to Christianity in Georgia

by Ian Hamel In 1991, 75% of Adjarians in Georgia were Muslims. Today, they have become 75% Orthodox Christians. How can these conversions be explained, which is apparently unique in the world? “What time do services begin at Saint Nicholas in Batumi on Sunday morning?” The question embarrasses the employee of the President Plaza, one […]

More Imams Convert To Christ

Islam’s Bane Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Coptic priest Fr. Zakaria Botros, who al Qaeda has called “one of the most wanted infidels in the world,” issuing a 60 million dollar bounty on his head. Popular Arabic magazines also call him “Islam’s public enemy #1?. He hosts a television program, “Truth Talk,” on Life TV. […]

Five Foreign Prisoners in Greece Baptized Orthodox

By Alexander Kalliopoulos After about a year of catechism, five foreign prisoners were baptized Orthodox Christian in the Chapel of Saint Eleutherios in the penitentiary in the industrial area of Patras. Three were Nigerians, one was a Somali, and the other was Albanian. The catechism of the newly-illumined was done by the leading priest of […]

Are We Ready For The Coming Evangelical Collapse?

by Kevin Allen This is an excellent and hard hitting piece by the host of Ancient Faith Radio’s Ancient Faith Today. Kevin’s show the only live listener call-in radio program that discusses contemporary issues from the perspective of the Holy Tradition of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Ancient Faith Today can be heard Sunday nights on […]

New Converts Flocking To Ancient Christian Church

Like many of his parishioners, Father Richard Petranek came to the Orthodox church in search of the past. After 30 years as an Episcopalian priest, Petranek converted to the Antiochian Orthodox Church and leads a new but growing parish in west Houston, filled almost entirely with converts to the ancient faith. “Most people come for […]