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 […]

The Ancient Apostolic Church

The transformational power of the Ancient Apostolic Church unchanged by Abbot Tryphon In an age when many Christian denominations are trying to appear relevant and modern, I am finding that large numbers of people are drawn to the Ancient Faith by the beard and robe. I am constantly thanked for dressing as I do by […]

“I Was Afraid to Tell My Jewish Father that We Were Baptized”

Interview with Margarita Kaplun, a Jew who converted to Orthodoxy by Fr. George Maximov The journey of Margarita Kaplun, a woman of Jewish descent and a daughter of an Assistant Rabbi. After personally experiencing the power of praying to Our Lord Jesus Christ, she was baptized and led her parents to faith. Father George Maximov: […]

Orthodoxy in Fiji: Missionary Journey

by Bishop Amphilochios of New Zealand 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 made us […]

On Becoming Eastern Orthodox

by Hal Freeman In my last entry I engaged in some preliminary considerations of politics. I decided to take on the area of religion as well. For some of you a discussion of religion is at best tangential to Russian/American relationships. Maybe it’s tangential to a lot more than that. On the other hand, the […]

Plumbing the Depths of the Holy Spirit

by Tudor Petcu Another in our series by Romanian writer, Tudor Petcu. 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 […]

Humility and Regret in My Journey to Orthodoxy

by Scott Lewis I was born and raised in a good Baptist home with a solid Christian foundation. As you are probably aware, as a Baptist we believe that the early church fell away from the true Christian faith and was not resurrected until the Protestant reformation. Growing up in the midst of the cold […]

From Personal Crisis to Orthodox Christian

by Diana Lindsay Chapdelaine The beginning of my journey came from my Greek American grandmother, who was born in Greece and emigrated to the United States when she was fifteen. She had an icon of St. Pantelemon in her bedroom which my grandfather had brought from a monastery in Greece when he served there during […]