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06/26/2017 11:41 AM
Philippines Government Pledges Support to Orthodox Communities in the Country
On, June 17-19, 2017, with the blessing of his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, manager of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in Eastern and South-Eastern Asia and head of the Administrative Secretariat of the Moscow Patriarchate Archbishop Sergius of Solnechnogorsk visited the Philippines. On June 19, the prelate met with the Minister of […]

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06/26/2017 02:21 AM
Conversions Gradually Transforming Orthodox Christianity
by Jonthan Pitts Growing up a Southern Baptist in eastern Tennessee, Brent Gilbert says, he never realized there were other ways to worship. He figured everyone knew the best church music was contemporary. He was sure there was a 45-minute pastor’s sermon at the heart of every Sunday service. And didn’t all Christians agree that […]

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06/22/2017 08:00 PM
Number of Orthodox Increase, Catholics Decrease in Central, Eastern Europe
The majority of residents of Central and Eastern Europe are Orthodox Christians, their numbers increasing while those of Catholics have been decreasing, according to new findings of the Pew Research Center. Overall, about 57% consider themselves Orthodox, including residents of ten countries with an Orthodox majority, including Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Belarus, Bulgaria, Serbia, Georgia, and […]

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06/22/2017 01:03 PM
“The People Bring Much More…”
The household of God is generous.  Whether in the Old Testament, or in the New, we see in Scripture that those believers honored God above and beyond their means. They met and surpassed the needs of the Temple and of the Church. Tithes and offerings are what keep the Churches full, and the people cared […]

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06/21/2017 09:57 AM
Catholics and Lutherans Converting to Orthodoxy in Latvia
The Orthodox Church in Latvia is increasingly filling up with former Catholics and Lutherans. by Grigory Shugaev European Christians are complaining about the emptying of churches. The older generation is dying, and only a few adherents are replacing them. It would seem that a Catholic country such as France, at the Easter services—and not just anywhere […]

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06/20/2017 12:10 PM
Wisdom, Philosophy, and the Event of Christ: An Interview with Nicholas Smith
by Tudor Petcu Another in a series of interviews with Orthodox converts, Tudor Petcu today interviews Nicholas Smith.  1.) I would like to begin our dialogue by taking into account the similarities between philosophy and Orthodoxy given the fact that is much easier talking about their differences as worldviews. What would be from your point […]

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06/14/2017 09:19 PM
In Honor of St. Nicholas, the Great Procession of Velikoretskoe
This year the pilgrimage in conjunction with the presence of the relics of St. Nicholas from Bari. On Thursday, June 8, one of the largest processions in Russia – indeed a real pilgrimage – was completed, the “Veliko-Peoplesko-Russian, or pan-Russian procession”, to a village in the north of the country. This year the procession was […]

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06/14/2017 01:31 PM
Finding the Communion that Never Ends
by Jon Boatwright My journey to the Orthodox Church began in a way that has been hard for me to put into words. People often ask me why I converted to the Eastern Church from a Protestant tradition. That’s usually when I start rambling. But I’ve also discovered that many others have similar difficulties. It’s […]

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06/12/2017 09:42 AM
Amazing Miracles That Communism Couldn’t Stop
God survived in Russia. Communism did not. by Patti Armstrong Communist governments don’t like religion. They are not even too fond of their own people. Death comes easily and frequently to their citizens. The global communist body count is estimated to be over 149,469,000 citizens killed or starved to death by their own governments since […]

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06/08/2017 10:46 PM
My Journey into the Orthodox Church
by Fr. Joshua Genig I recall being deeply moved by Fr. Richard John Neuhaus’ recounting of his journey from Lutheranism into the Roman Catholic Church (“How I Became the Catholic I Was”). It is a move that not a few have made, with denominational provenance spanning most every Protestant confession. Though I journeyed in a […]

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