Irreconcilable Differences in Orthodox Conversion

By Tudor Petcu A Romanian writer, Tudor 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 […]

“The Search for the True Church is Invaluable”

An Interview with American clergyman Protopriest Seraphim Bell by Elena Khomullo, conducted during a trip to Russia Fr Seraphim Bell is an American, a Protopriest of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, founder and former president of the Missionary Department of ROCOR. He established four Orthodox parishes in the USA, did missionary work in […]

Patriarch of Moscow Consecrates Ex-Anglican Church

Patriarch of Moscow has consecrated a reconstructed ex-Anglican Cathedral as a new Orthodox Cathedral in London, UK Hundreds of people including the Archbishop of Canterbury and Prince Michael of Kent gathered in London’s Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints to attend a historic service conducted by the head of Russia’s Orthodox […]

St Sophia Cathedral in Harbin Recognized as Part of China’s Architectural Heritage

The Cathedral monument is a sign of the important presence of the Orthodox Church in China and recent closer political relations between Beijing and Moscow. Beijing (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Harbin’s Orthodox Cathedral of St Sophia has been included in the first edition of the 20th century Chinese architectural heritage list along with 97 other sites. The […]

Video: Orthodox On Purpose

Who can become Orthodox on Purpose – really? Can it be done? Is it easier for some, but harder for others?  from St. Sophia Cathedral People from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds find their way into Orthodox Christianity and feel a sense of home at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles, where they can continue […]

US Army General Baptized Orthodox

  An American general was baptized Orthodox after staying several years in Moldavia. The chief of the European Regional Medical Command of NATO says that the Mother of God spoke to him. Norvel Coots is the chief of the European Regional Medical Command of NATO and has the rank of Brigadier General of the US […]

The Second Baptism of Russia

Since 1988, we have seen the Second Baptism of Russia! Religious faith in Russia never grew more intensively than in the past three decades, believes Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk. The head of the Department of External Church Relations (DECR) spoke about religious faith in Russia, and its history and revival in recent decades at a […]

Video: My Conversion To Eastern Orthodoxy

by Mosho Choci This raw, personal account of conversion from Roman Catholicism to Eastern Orthodoxy is simple and powerful account of an honest journey to Truth! I am American from Puerto Rico living in the eastern area of the mainland. I was Roman Catholic for 35 years and have been Eastern Orthodox for 3.  I’m in […]

When You are on Your Last Legs as an Evangelical Christian

What to do when you’re on your last legs as an Evangelical Christian. by John Hughes Many of you will be aware from my posts, or from simply knowing me in person, that I am first and foremost an Orthodox Christian and secondly a spiritual and cultural Russophile. I have loved Russian tradition and culture […]

Why More African Americans Are Drawn to the Orthodox Church

The African-American community is being drawn to Orthodox Christianity, inspired by its roots in Africa, claims to authenticity, and reverence to black saints. Karl Berry is one of a few black Americans to be ordained an Orthodox priest. He grew up in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He said he’s “always had a love for […]