My Wife Came Home To Orthodoxy!

by John Gresham What do you do when you want to become Orthodox, but your spouse is not on board? This question is a common one we deal with here at JTO, and very often it has glorious results. Our thanks to John and Brenda Gresham for allowing us to share and repost this excellent account […]

New State Museum Named for Orthodox Priest Opens in Juneau, Alaska

The writer evidently ‘forgot’ to mention that Andrew Kashevaroff was an Alaskan Orthodox priest, or that the current bishop of Alaska, Bishop David of Sitka and All Alaska, gave the invocation. May Fr. Andrew’s memory be eternal! by James Brooks After 12 years and about $140 million in development, Alaska has a new state museum. […]

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 […]

My Conversion to Holy Orthodoxy

by Jonathan Hill I often read about convert stories to Orthodoxy typically finding a similarity in most of the stories. This similarity in others stories is totally antithetical to my own conversion story. Many find certain teachings difficult or disturbing to come to terms with during their inquiring phase. Only after I had technically converted, […]

From Episcopalian Priest to Orthodox Priest

From 2012 – how did I miss this? by Greg Garrison Since the Rev. Ernesto Obregon switched denominations, he now can pinpoint the key differences in reli­gious practices between Episco­palians and Greek Orthodox. For one thing, the Greek Orthodox have a lot more incense. It’s dispensed in clouds of smoke at every service through a […]

New Orthodox Church Opened in Chechnya

On Sunday the solemn opening of the Orthodox Church of the Nativity of Christ in Chechnya was held in Naurskaya village of the Chechen Republic, reports ????.ru. Bishop Varlaam of Makhachkala and Grozny, heads of the republic’s executive bodies, leaders of the Naursky district, and diocesan representatives were to take part in the opening ceremony. […]

Missionary Madness Strikes in Vanua Levu

When missionary madness strikes, the Orthodox Church responds. The course of events, according to the popular saying, in fact, divine providence, led our paces to beautiful Savu-Savu in Vanua Levu, the second largest island of Fiji. This visit was originally scheduled for next month. However, a sudden big trial of our Orthodox brother Pantelis Baravilala […]

Beauty, Mystery, and Divine Magnetism: A Conversion Story

by Daniel Bishop A conversion story sure to open some eyes, and some hearts. I often hear stories from people I’ve met along the way about the path that lead them to Orthodoxy. More often than not‚ these stories involve books by particular authors or saints whose writings made an influence on their perspective and […]

Thursday, April 21st, 2016: Guest, Kevin Allen

“You’re On with Fr. John” Kevin Allen is the adult education coordinator at his parish, Saint Barnabas Antiochian Orthodox Church, Costa Mesa, California.  He also developed a catechism “module” for inquirers into the Orthodox Church from “new age” and eastern religion backgrounds titled “Enter By The Narrow Gate”. Kevin was formerly the host of two popular interview […]

Stumbling into Zion – Part 3

by Fr. John Moses Stumbling into Zion – Peregrination Sometimes, the Celtic saints would make a “peregrination.” This is like a pilgrimage but different because a peregrination had no set destination. The saint would get in his boat, maybe with friends or disciples, and go where ever the wind would take them. This is how a […]