by Brigid Gavin Cheap Grace is the message of my “cradle” church, the one I grew up in, the Evangelical Christian Church. Back then it only took one prayer. One little “sinner’s” prayer and I was assured I was going to heaven. I was told, and I believed, that I was, “once saved always saved.” [...]
by Seminarian Alex Baldwin From a young age, my parents taught me the importance of two very important realities: two experiences that we lived. These two realities were that of culture and family. I grew up in the Mississippi Delta; the North Western part of the State of Mississippi. It is a very impoverished area [...]
by Tamara Schmerse Part 16 of 17. 16: Roman Catholicism In the lead-up to Reformation Day, my beloved History Channel had been screening many Lutheran documentaries, and now that it had passed, they were now, for better or worse, focusing on the Roman Catholic Church. I watched shows for and against, and ironically, it was [...]
Dr. Engelhardt was born in Texas to Roman Catholic parents, but became Orthodox in his mature years, taking the name Herman after St. Herman of Alaska. He studied philosophy and medicine and is now a professor at two Universities in Houston, Texas. His research has been done mainly in Bioethics and his most important contribution [...]
The Conversion of a French Man to Orthodoxy Another example of intercession by St. Xenia, the Fool-for-Christ of St. Petersburg, one of our great intercessors in the Church. By Maria Biniary We follow with an account by a resident of France, who was benefited by the Saint in our days. A French dentist with a [...]
As an Orthodox Christian and a priest, the most important thing or aspect of Orthodoxy that has modified my life is the discovery of the texts of prayer of the Orthodox Church. The Orthodox Church has a very rich and active literature that is prayed. Therefore, when we read the prayers of the Church, the verses of the Canons, Orthos, Hours etc, have the power to modify our lives. Being an Orthodox Christian opens us up and immerses us in a wealth of prayer that brings us closer to God.
The conversion of George Lesier With this title we publish the letter of Mrs. Catherine Lesier, by which she expresses her thanks for the contribution of our Holy Monastery for the conversion of her reposed husband to the One, Catholic and Apostolic Church, our Orthodox Church. We used the above title, because it consists of [...]
My attention was also captured by the parish priest, who, oddly enough was not the dark-haired man of middle-eastern descent that I was expecting, but a blonde-haired priest of Scandinavian extraction. The parish priest came across to me as a “peoples priest” who enjoyed answering the multitude of questions posed to him about Orthodoxy