URGENCH, UzbekistanWorkers have finished building the first Russian Orthodox temple in Khorezm Oblast, Fergana News reported January 18. The workers installed domes with crosses on the Temple of Job the Righteous and Long-Suffering in time for Theophany, the January 19 Orthodox holiday. The metropolitan of Tashkent and Uzbekistan, Vikentii, pronounced the holy liturgy and blessed [...]
An Interview with Fr.Dionysios (Rm.Dionisius Surya Halim) and his presbytera Artemia Rita: Orthodoxy was first established in Indonesia in Batavia, Java as a parish of the Harbin Diocese in accordance with the Ukase of the Harbin Diocesan Council of November 23, 1934. In the late 1940′s, the parish was under the omophorion of Archbishop Tikhon [...]
I am Fr. Antonios from central Java. I am a married priest with one wife: Presbytera Marina , and one son (Ireneus ) and two daughters (Paraskevi and Kyriaki). Ireneus and Paraskevi are in the university, while Kyriaki is still in the primary school. Before I tell my story, I think I should tell you [...]
by Kyriaki-Fevronia Ka’akau If someone told me four years ago that I would become Orthodox I would have suggested psychological testing! Before moving to Washington in 1996, I was a Protestant for 26 years, hopping from one church to another. There was always something missing but I couldn’t identify it. My marriage of 16 years [...]
Thanks to John Sanidopoulos at Mystagogy for this excellent article! Medan is the capital of the province of North Sumatra in Indonesia. An Orthodox mission is established there for the poor and the needy. It is primarily supported by an Orthodox parish in Australia. As a part of their mission, a clinic is there dedicated [...]
When I became Orthodox and learned the basics of faith, I didn’t hide it. At first they were terrified. A Muslim father should always have Muslim children and a Muslim wife, but my mother managed to baptize her kids and even her husband! They say it was the first case in the whole history of Lebanon!