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08/16/2017 02:06 PM
Fishers of Men – Winning Converts to the Orthodox Faith

Continuing the Apostolic work which IS the Apostolic Tradition.

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08/15/2017 08:50 PM
A New Era in Evangelism and Outreach

“What are we doing about outreach to the Black community?” From the OCA Diocese of New York and New Jersey. Saturday, July 1, 2017, saw an historic event in the life of the Diocese of New York – New Jersey: the ordination of Subdeacon Samuel Davis, of Somerset, NJ, to the Holy Diaconate. While diaconal […]

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08/15/2017 10:49 AM
Conversions Gradually Transforming Orthodox Christianity

by Jonathan 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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08/09/2017 04:55 PM
The Last First Step

by Stephen Brannen Back in 2011 I started writing a series of posts entitled “According to the Whole” which was focused on exploring the issue of Christian disunity and where I was looking for possible solutions. The posts were personal and were informed by my own intellectual and experiential journey, but they weren’t overtly autobiographical. […]

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08/06/2017 10:52 PM
Three Truths from Childhood

by Fr Andrew Philips I’d like to thank Tudor Petcu once again for sending us this new journey story.  Introduction Most say that our earliest years are our most formative years, when all else is decided, and that much depends on the happiness or unhappiness of childhood, which determines all that follows. For my part, […]

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08/05/2017 10:56 PM
The Scottish Abbess of Gethsemane Convent

ABBESS MARY (ROBINSON) OF THE GETHSEMANE CONVENT July 8/21, 1896, Glasgow – November 7, 1969, Gethsemane   Abbess Mary (Robinson). Photo: internetsobor.org Gethsemane became one of the first places of the Holy Land to be visited by modern Russian pilgrims. From the tomb of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary people walk up a narrow, steep street. After […]

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08/04/2017 02:15 AM
My Journey to Orthodoxy

by Paul Smith Allow me to begin this with a simple disclaimer. I do not presume to know the judgement that God holds in his own mercy, and his own providence so do not view this in that light. I do know that I have found the New Testament Church and want to share THIS […]

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08/03/2017 02:33 AM
The Orthodox Church in Hong Kong

An interview with Father Dionisy Pozdynaev by Tudor Petcu 1.) What should we know about the orthodox mission in China? Could we talk about a real missionary work of Russian Orthodoxy in China? I cannot speak about real missionary work yet; we are still preparing for missionary work. We must lay the groundwork and preparet […]

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07/13/2017 04:07 PM
Full Impact Faith: An Interview with Fr. Turbo Qualls

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. His work focuses on the evolution of Orthodox spirituality in Western societies. In this article, he interviews Fr. Turbo Qualls – the unofficial winner of the aware for the ‘Best Clergy […]

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07/13/2017 03:35 PM
The Long Journey of a Swiss Catholic to Orthodoxy

Pierre Haab, a Swiss former Catholic who was disappointed with his religion and was carried away by Buddhism, Hinduism and other screamingly “fashionable” Eastern teachings and who is now a subdeacon of the Orthodox Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Cross in Geneva, speaks about his conversion to Orthodoxy. by Aviv Saliu-Diallo —Can you tell us […]

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