The One True God In Ancient China

This was just too good not to pass along. Our God is glorious! This is a glorious presentation! The presenters explain how the stories of Genesis are a part of Chinese characters and history. Glorious!

Worshipping Jesus At A Mosque

by Gene Daniels This story displays the power that culture can have to repel converts from the Gospel! Culture is a powerful force, and must be harnessed for spreading the Gospel. This actually reminds me of the work of Sheldon Jackson in Alaska, and the disastrous effects it had on the native cultures he attacked […]

The Triumph of the Church

by St. John Chrysostom How does one prove that Christ is God? We should not try to answer this question by using the argument of the creation of heaven and earth, because the unbeliever will not accept it. If we tell him that He raised the dead, healed the blind, expelled demons, he still will […]

From Baptist to Byzantium: Part One

By James Early Everyone who has converted to Orthodoxy from another tradition has a unique and interesting conversion story. There is no such thing as a “typical” story. Because of this, I cannot claim that my conversion story is all that different from the (non-existent) “typical” story. Nevertheless, after having related my experience dozens of […]

A Jesuit Missionary’s Journey To Orthodoxy

by Fr. Leo Arrowsmith The Society of Jesus was my spiritual home for 24 years. 13 of those years were as a Jesuit missionary in Japan. Only after returning to the US and leaving the Jesuits to marry Denise Mason did I finally come into contact with Orthodoxy. It all started in my prayer closet […]

The Pilgrimage of 77 Years

by Peter Cowling My pilgrimage to Orthodox Church has lasted seventy-seven years.  It has been a process of slow evolution rather than a quick revolution.  It has been a search for the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. My first fifteen years were spent in Methodism, where I learned something of the Bible, and to […]

From Islam to Indonesian Orthodox Priest

by Fr. Yohanes Bambang Cahyo Wicaksono I was born of the Islamic Family on May 15, 1958 in Mojokerto – East Java-Indonesia. As usual in the Islamic family, I was educated as a devoted person in the Islamic Religion by my parents. Because the Grace of God, in the year 1977, I converted to be […]

Plymouth Brethren To Orthodox

Very few are ever convinced of the truth of Orthodoxy simply by reading, just as very few ever become Christians simply by reading the Bible: Orthodoxy, like all true (orthodox) Christianity is not a book, it is a life.

Spiritual Odyssey to Tanzania

One hundred and twenty Tanzanians in white wait to be received into the Holy Orthodox Church. Their odyssey has been a long one, beginning with the founding of the Orthodox Church in Tanzania almost fifty years ago, winding through the streams of African seekers, missionaries, and hierarchs to tributaries of local converts and clergy. Finally, […]

Chinese Students Convert To Orthodoxy

Chinese students living in Vladivostok increasingly convert to the Orthodox faith, undergo the sacrament of baptism and become regular parishioners of Vladivostok temples, informs ITERATES citing the press-service of the Vladivostok-Primers diocese The latest converts to Orthodoxy were two girls from Beijing. Together with baptismal crosses they received Orthodox names – Fatima and Hope. Fatima […]