The Rabbi Who Converted To Orthodoxy On Pentecost In 1952

Among the many converts to Orthodox Christianity was the Jewish rabbi Paul Fotiou from the Hebrew community of Arta in Greece, who converted from Judaism and was baptized as an Orthodox Christian together with his family. To read a little about the Jews of Arta, see here. Archimandrite Nektarios Ziompolas writes the following about Paul Fotiou: "I came to know Paul Fotiou from places and environments of holy churches in Athens where he preached, and repeatedly in conversations I heard him talk about his conversion from the Hebrew religion to the Orthodox Christian faith. When he spoke we heard him with awe and emotion and we had … [Read more...]