Center for Orthodox Culture to be Opened in Shanghai

Agreement about the Formation of the Center of Study for Orthodox Culture Signed in Shanghai On June 11, 2014, a solemn signing of the agreement between the Shanghai International Studies University and the Patriarchal Council for Culture about formation of the Center for Study of Orthodox Culture at the University of Shanghai took place. The […]

A Life Changed By Icons

by Vasily Tomachinsky —Please tell us about your background and your journey to the Orthodox Church. My name is Cliff (Isaac in Orthodox Baptism) Gardner, and this is my background. I was raised in a Protestant Southern Baptist family. We were in the military; my father was in the U.S. Air Force. I have four brothers, […]

Mass Baptism in Rwanda

Through the blessings of His Grace Innocentios, the Bishop of Orthodox Diocese of Burundi and Rwanda; on 10th October 2015, the parish priest of Holy Trinity/Nyamata Rev. Petros Bicamumpaka has baptized 32 people in a small lake called Kamatana located in Nyamata Sector, Bugesera District in Eastern Province of Rwanda. Please keep these neophytes to […]

Orthodox Divers Building Underwater Church

It’s not enough that we have real Orthodox churches at the North and South poles on mountain tops, in deep areas, deserts and more. Now the Orthodox Church will sanctify the bottom of the sea, with icons and everything – starting with a three ton Cross. Divers in Crimea have erected a large cross in the […]

Mass Baptism in Kiamba Philippines

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, nearly two hundred formerly Catholic Filipinos were received into the Orthodox Church through the sacrament of holy baptism, as reported on the Philippine Orthodox Church—Moscow Patriarchate Facebook page and the Philippine Mission of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROCOR) page. Despite massive waves that repeatedly knocked them over, Frs. Silouan Thompson […]

The Jewish Confessor of Orthodoxy

The Story of Aleksander Jacobson Commemorated September 8 (†1930) They hated Me without a cause   John 15:25 I N THE YEAR 1929, in the frightful concentration camp of Solovki, beginning with the end of winter there was a great increase of scurvy, and towards spring out of 18,000 prisoners of the fourth division of the camp (the […]

The Vikings in Newfoundland: Canada’s First Orthodox parish?

by Fr. Geoffrey Korz “Where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” – Matthew 18:20 The tiny community of L’Anse aux Meadows at the far northern tip of Newfoundland is distinguished among Canadian heritage sites as the oldest European settlement in Canada. Scarcely a dozen […]

Church Growth Orthodox Style

by Kevin Allen Church Growth Orthodox Style Church growth has become a buzzword in the Protestant and Evangelical Christian world. Being “evangelical” has tended to become a numbers game, and a virtual cottage industry has emerged to figure out how to grow churches. Books, seminars, research companies, seminary classes and church growth “experts” have developed […]

“Our Ancestors Were Orthodox”

The story of a Kabardian, former Muslim Another interview by Fr. George Maximov Father George Maximov: Hello! You’re watching My Path To God. Our guest’s name is Mikhail. He is a descendant from one of the nations that are usually associated with the world of Islam, although every Muslim nation in Russia has a Christian page […]

Leif Eriksson: The First Orthodox Christian in America

by Abbot Tryphon Most people are aware that the Norse explorer Leif Eriksson was the first European to reach America, some 500 years before Christopher Columbus, but very few know he arrived as part of a Christian mission. Fewer still realize Leif Eriksson was an Orthodox Christian. Having become a hirdman (guard) of the royal […]