Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fr. Barnabas Powell: Christianity in the 21st Century

October 25, 2011 by  
Filed under News

Come and See our Guest Speaker Fr. Barnabas “Chuck” Powell Pioneer in Christian Media 6-8 pm on Friday, November 4, 2011 at St. George Church of Prescott Many of you have heard “Chuck” Powell for years because of his association with Family Life Radio’s programs with Dr. Charles Stanley and Dr. Michale Youssef, but you may not know that he is now an Orthodox Christian priest. Come and hear Fr. Barnabas Powell’s story and what he has to say about America, Christianity in  [Read more...]

Muslims Baptized In Georgia

October 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Featured, News

Georgia the country, not the US state whose capital is Atlanta! A week after Fr Zacharias Kerstyuk baptized a Muslim in Spain, three other Muslims who had survived the crippling of the ship decided to become Christians. Fr Zacharias now tells Pravmir how and why this came about. The last moments before the sacrament The men who have become Christians are all members of the crew on board the same ship which had been crippled. They are of Georgian nationality. There were six  [Read more...]

What’s So Appealling About Orthodoxy?

October 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Featured, News

by Rod Dreher In his 18 years as a professional journalist, including serving as chief film critic for the New York Post and an editor at National Review, Rod Dreher has established himself as one of the most interesting commentators of his generation. His writing about religion, politics, film and culture have appeared in both National Review and National Review Online, The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, Touchstone, Men’s Health, the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. He is currently a columnist  [Read more...]

Four Contemporary Miracles of the Cross

September 14, 2011 by  
Filed under General

1. The Cross of a Prosecutor In a termination hearing, one of the last big trials, the Prosecutor Liberis Papandreou told me the following, when he noticed a cross around my neck. He also showed me a cross that he wore around his neck and told me the following: “This cross saved my life. Without this I would have been dead in the Winter of 1943. It was the period when anyone who fell into the hands of the Germans and brought to  [Read more...]

What’s So Appealing About Orthodoxy?

March 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Featured, General

by Rod Dreher In his 18 years as a professional journalist, including serving as chief film critic for the New York Post and an editor at National Review, Rod Dreher has established himself as one of the most interesting commentators of his generation. His writing about religion, politics, film and culture have appeared in both National Review and National Review Online, The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, Touchstone, Men’s Health, the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. He is currently a columnist  [Read more...]

How A Southern Baptist Minister Found His Way To Eastern Orthodoxy

September 25, 2010 by  
Filed under General

The Story of Pastor Robert Frisby How does a former Southern Baptist minister find his way into the Eastern Orthodox Church? It was a long and winding road for Bob and Laurel Frisby and two of their grandchildren. Bob spent his childhood and early teens without a church to call home. He was what he calls, “a lay me down to sleep Christian.” Bedtime prayers and an occasional foray to church were the extent of his religious upbringing. Bob grew up fairly oblivious  [Read more...]

Polamalu went on personal ‘Quest to Find the Truth’

September 20, 2010 by  
Filed under News

By Jerry DiPaola, Pittsburgh Tribune Review Pittsburgh Steelers iconic safety Troy Polamalu is a convert to the Orthodox faith. You can see him constantly making the sign of the Cross in the Orthodox manner after every play of every game. He is a regular visitor to Orthodox monasteries with his wife and children. More on his conversion story can be found here at Journey To Orthodoxy. Steelers safety Troy Polamalu said his quest for religious guidance was an attempt to find true meaning  [Read more...]

5,000 Indians Baptized Orthodox in Mexico

April 24, 2010 by  
Filed under News

The conversation published below took place in early December 2009, during the visit of Metropolitan Jonah (OCA) to Russia to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Moscow representation of the Orthodox Church in America, and is devoted to the activities of the Church in Latin America. – Your Beatitude, in which Latin American countries is the Orthodox Church in America represented? – The jurisdiction of our Church extends to Mexico. Previously, we also had some parishes in Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Venezuela. But  [Read more...]

Safely Home To Heaven

April 6, 2010 by  
Filed under General

The following letter from an Orthodox nun to a troubled layman is a warm, sane and usable remedy for anyone troubled with doubts about the mercy and compassion of God. Dear P., Christ is Risen! I was glad you called this weekend and let me know how you are doing. It sounds like you have a pretty good case of Calvinist-Jansenist indigestion [1]: uncomfortable and debilitating, but not inevitably fatal. A lot of western converts to Orthodoxy—Americans, Germans, etc., suffer from this to  [Read more...]

Pastor Converts His Church to Orthodoxy

April 6, 2010 by  
Filed under News

Renowned Siberian Protestant Pastor Converts His Community to Orthodoxy Irkutsk, 5 April 2010, Interfax – Pastor Igor Zyryanov from the Irkutsk Region, after 18 years of working at Protestant meetings and two years of pastoral missionary work, converted to Orthodoxy together with his family and community. “It wasn’t easy for us, but now and in the future we will further study and follow the Lord on the Orthodox thousand-year path. But the most important is that now we enjoy plenitude as I was  [Read more...]