Following Christ the Healer: The Journey of Dr. Al Rossi

by Tudor Petcu A Romanian writer,  Tudor Petcu is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania. He has published a number of articles related to philosophy and theology in different cultural and academic journals. His work focuses on the evolution of Orthodox spirituality in Western societies as well and he is going […]

Vatican Ex-Advisor Converts to Orthodoxy and Becomes a Monk in Moscow Monastery

Former Jesuit professor and Vatican advisor converts to Orthodoxy. Rector of the High Monastery of St. Peter in Moscow Hegumen Peter (Yeremeyev) headed the ceremony of taking monastic vows of priest Constantine Simon. He adopted Orthodoxy in 2014, after 34 years of priestly ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. With Patriarch Kirill’s blessing Father Constantine […]

Why A Chinese Buddhist Became an Orthodox Athonite Monk

by Fr. Libyos On my last trip to Mount Athos I visited the Monastery of Simonopetra. It is a majestic monastery and the sky was fully blue. There I met a graceful novice monk from China. In truth, he surprised me by his presence. An Orthodox rason on a Chinese man? I was moved somewhat. […]

A Catholic Hermit Converted To Orthodoxy

By Konstantin Matsan Translated by Olga Lissenkova, Edited by Yana Samuel and Isaac (Gerald) Herrin A well-known theologian, hieromonk Gabriel Bunge, rarely gives interviews. He leads a hermit’s life in a small skete in Switzerland, never uses the Internet, and the only means of communication with him is the telephone. The latter works as the […]

“Now You Know You Are Ready For Baptism”

“You asked for a sign. That is what you received. Now you know you are ready for baptism.”

Wall Street Broker Dons Cassock & Sandals

A former Wall Street broker has swapped Manhattan for a monastery in Bulgaria to become an Orthodox monk. Hristo Mishkov, 32, had a successful career as a broker on the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York until he decided to give it all up to return to his native Bulgaria. Exchanging tailored suits and expensive […]