To Be Black and Orthodox: Part of My Story

by John Gresham, Jr. I have a friend who is considering becoming an Orthodox Christian. She is African-American and is concerned that by joining the Orthodox Church that she would be turning her back on black culture. While she likes everything about the ancient faith, she notices the lack of Negro spirituals and the preaching […]

Starting a Mission and Building a Parish

by Fr. John Whiteford This article from Fr. John is excellent. It is focused on suburban and urban American environments. While it may look basic, don’t be deceived. Starting and growing a mission may seem easy, but it isn’t easy to do well, and an innumerable number of factors can make it immeasurably more difficult. Fr. John knows […]

Why I’m an Orthodox Christian

OR How I can Prove the Orthodox Christian Church is the One Holy Catholic & Apostolic Church From the blog “Pious Fabrications” Eventually I plan to do a fuller post on my “conversion story,” explaining how I “found” the Orthodox Church and the process that led me into it. I don’t have the time right now […]

Orthodoxy in Ixcan, Guatemala: A Story of Resilient Faith

by Fr. John Chakos Up until the late fifties, the sparsely populated jungle area of Ixcan in western Guatemala was thought to be worthless by the government. In an effort to populate the region for the benefit of the indigenous tribes, a program of land reform was initiated. Taking advantage of this opportunity, a Maryknoll […]

From the Church of Christ to the Orthodox Church: Part 4

by David Scott Klajic One More Deployment Shortly after, I was deployed again for six months. I attended Catholic mass (they had no Eastern Catholic presence there) and tried my best to be a part of the congregation. During Pascha, a navy Orthodox chaplain came to visit and I asked the Catholic priest there if it […]

From the Church of Christ to the Orthodox Church: Part 3

by David Scott Klajic Get an Annulment? The Presbyterian Church we had been attending proved to be too far for us and our little growing family. So, although it freaked me out, my wife asked me if I was OK with attending at the local Catholic Church. I was in another faith waning slump, so I […]

More Orthodox Baptisms in Indonesia

Fr Daniel Byantoro recently served orthodox baptisms for 12 new converts to the Orthodox faith, on March 19th, 2016 in South Jakarta, Indonesia. Glorious apostolic work! Congratulations to the newly illumined warriors of Christ!     More Orthodox Baptisms in Indonesia

From the Church of Christ to the Orthodox Church: Part 2

by David Scott Klajic Divorce, the Army and a Decade in the Spiritual Wilderness As mentioned earlier, I spent two years in graduate school, learning Christian counseling. I was married to my first wife at the time, another lifelong Church of Christ member. Toward the end of my time in the seminary, I had approached the […]

From the Church of Christ to the Orthodox Church: Part 1

by David Scott Klajic Scott’s journey took him from Orthodoxy to the Church of Christ, to Presbyterianism, to Eastern (Byzantine) Catholicism, to Roman Catholicism right back into the arms of the Orthodox Church.  In 2015, I “converted” to Orthodoxy, at 43 years old. At the time, I had recently returned from my second deployment (I am an […]

An Interview with Fr. William Olnhausen

by Predrag Rudovic Father William Olnhausen is Orthodox priest who converted to Orthodoxy from the Episcopal Church, by a miracle of St. Nicholas. Why he decided to do that, what did he found in Orthodoxy and did not have before and what are differences between Western and Eastern Christianity, you will discover in this interview.   […]