Through the blessing of Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All of Africa, Metropolitan George of Zimbabwe conducted today, December 30th, three hundred and twenty-seven baptisms for catechumens in the parish of St. Nektarios in Harare. The majority of the converts were youth and young adults who had completed a catechism class over the past […]
I was loaned the book “The Orthodox Church”, and the rest was pretty much history – it convinced me that not only was the original faith of the apostles uncorrupted, that in that same line of reasoning/faith, the ancient church was still alive – and almost as proof, that book finally made the Gospel start to make sense to me! I definitely believed in the importance of the Holy Tradition – I never understood the sola scriptura thing I was reading in the Protestant Books – they didn’t seem to realize there were large gaps in what they considered to be simple teachings/knowledge, because they were all interpreting according to some mysterious code that I hadn’t been exposed to, but claiming it was just all “written in the Bible”.
Here is a story of the good work of the martyred priest, Fr. Daniil Sysoyev. Immediately following Christmas services, in one of the Orthodox churches in the southern districts of Moscow, two women of the Quechua people of South America accepted Orthodox baptism. “We talked with them about the faith, and they read the Creed […]