Planting Grant Missions: The “new church in town” proclaims ancient faith!

BEAUFORT, SC [OCA] - November 2015 “Orthodox Christianity is for everyone because Orthodox Christianity is simply Christ in His fullness,” says Priest James Bozeman of Saint James Mission here.  “One of the great hurdles that we contemporary Orthodox Christians have to overcome is any mindset other than the fact that Christ is ‘the one thing needful,’ ...

OCMC – You Are Needed as Part of a Mission Team in 2016!

Orthodox Mission Team opportunities for 2016 are now available! You service is needed! Please apply today and help lead youth camps, teach the Faith, minister to women, restore a church, or offer healthcare in a world longing for the love of Christ.

Orthodox Christian Mission Center - October 2015 Visit OCMC Website here: Around the world there are adults and children longing to learn more about the Faith. There are women who want to offer their time and talents to the Church, but need guidance on how best to serve. There are people desperate for healthcare. In 2016, Orthodox Mission ...

“Speaking to Secular America” Conference to be held at HCHC

October 2015 - Holy Cross Hellenic College  The Missions Institute of Orthodox Christianity will present the conference "Speaking to Secular America: How the Church Is Reaching Out to the Non-Religious in Our Society" October 28-30, 2015, at Hellenic College Holy Cross. The conference is being held in conjunction with the inauguration of HCHC’s 21st President, the ...

On Refugees, Be ‘Wise as Serpents’

Raymond Ibrahim - 28/9/15 This article was written for RaymondIbrahim.com by Ralph Sidway, an Orthodox Christian researcher and writer, and author of Facing Islam: What the Ancient Church has to say about the Religion of Muhammad. He operates the Facing Islam blog. The Bulgarian Orthodox Church has announced it will help migrants who have arrived in Bulgaria, but has urged authorities ...

First American Orthodox chaplain attends World Scout Jamboree

Metropolitan Ambrosios of Korea serving the Liturgy at the Jamboree with Fr. Eric G. Tosi.

Orthodox Church in America - August 2015 Chaplains representing many different faith traditions—including Orthodox Christianity—ministered to an estimated 40,000 scouts from 160 countries at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Yamaguchi, Japan in mid-August 2015. For the first time, the American contingent of over 1,900 scouts included an Orthodox Christian chaplain—Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, Secretary of ...

Feodor Dostoevsky – Orthodox Christian Convert

July - August 2015 On February 9, 1881, Feodor Dostoevsky parted this world as his family read to him the Gospel parable of the prodigal son. This article in Orthodox America from the 100th anniversary year of Doestoevsky’s death commemorates the great writer, and shows his significance to the Orthodox Church. his work is exceptionally timely ...

Assembly of Bishops releases study on OCF campus ministries

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July 2015 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America recently released a new study reporting onOrthodox Christian Fellowship[OCF], the official collegiate campus ministry program of the Assembly. The study was undertaken by Mr. Alexei D. Krindatch, the Assembly’s Research Coordinator and author of several other studies exploring various aspects of Orthodox Christianity ...

SVOTS Signs Concordat with Arvo Pärt Centre

BACK: Anu Kivilo, Immanuel Pärt, Michael Pärt, Patricia and Peter Bouteneff; FRONT: Nora and Arvo Pärt, Fr. John Behr, Tatiana Lapchuk Hoff

July 2015 A concordat between representatives of the Arvo Pärt Centreand St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) was signed in Laulasmaa, Estonia, on June 18, 2015. The concordat agrees to continued cooperation between the Centre and SVOTS, above all in the fields of arts and theology, in mutual counseling, and in joint academic activities. The signed document ...

Orthodox Music Conference Concludes With Record Attendance & Celebratory Concert

His Eminence, Metropolitan Elias of Oulu greets participants on behalf of Archbishop Leo of Finland after Daily Vespers in the Orthodox Seminary Chapel of St. John the Theologian.

June 2015 - ISOCM Joensuu, Finland – Reflecting the diverse national traditions within the common beliefs and teachings of Orthodox Christianity, nearly fifty musicians, composers, cantors, musicologists, directors, and singers gathered for the 6th International Conference on Orthodox Church Music which concluded on Friday, 12 June 2015. Hosted by the International Society for Orthodox Church Music ...

Who Fears Yoga?

Dr. Meledath Kurian Thomas - (OCP Research Associate) Dept of CHurch Research and Studies Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE - 20/6/15 Read more Writings of Dr Kurien Thomas here: Global: June 21st, 2015 is declared as the International Yoga Day. There are a lot of arguments for and against its celebration, particularly  on the grounds of religion. Before going for a ...

The taste of vinegar

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Bishop Makarios of Kenya - May 2015 - Orthodox Mission Fraternity  The more the soul of man is deprived of material goods, the more God strengthens her and prepares her for a spiritual exaltation and a life of bliss, peace and innocence. One can see that the struggle of this soul is a spiritual exercise, despite ...

Steps to “becoming” an Orthodox Christian

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May 2015 - OCA For the past year or so I have been considering conversion to Orthodox Christianity.  I have read many things on the internet, as well as a number of books about the Church’s faith, worship and history.  What steps would I take to become an Orthodox Christian? While reading about the Orthodox Christian tradition ...

The Conflict Between ‘Charismatic’ and ‘Academic’ Theology Not New in Orthodox Christianity

By John G. Panagiotou - 22/2/15 In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul writes to his spiritual son Timothy about the “deposit of faith” (in Greek, paradosis) which has been handed down from Christ to His Apostles, to their disciples and to their successors.1 What is this “deposit” in its essence? The Apostle tells us this ...

Orthodoxy in South Africa before and after Apartheid

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January 2015 http://myocn.net/orthodoxy-south-africa-apartheid/ All images belong to Fr. Stephen Hayes, via http://khanya.wordpress.com/ Nelson “Madiba” Mandela, the first democratically-elected President of South Africa, has been a beloved figure for decades, and his death drew an outpouring of grief all over the world. But few of us know much about the South Africa that he helped to radically change. Wanting ...

‘Collected Writings on Orthodox Christianity’ available on a rebate price

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13/12/14 Rebate price of 30 dollars in Amazon  Purchase from Amazon here:  Global: The Pan-Orthodox book from OCP Publications ‘Collected Writings on Orthodox Christianity – Various Aspects of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches’ is now available for a rebate price of  $ 30 in amazon. The book consist of thirty independent chapters by various authors. Majority of them have ...

Collected Writings on Orthodox Christianity : Pan-Orthodox book released by OCP Publications

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OCP News Service - 19/11/14 Purchase from Amazon and Kindle here: Global: OCP Publications has released a new pan-orthodox publication titled ‘Collected Writings on Orthodox Christianity – Various Aspects of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches’. The book consist of thirty independent chapters by various authors. Majority of them have been written by George Alexander – Secretary of ...

Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin: “Orthodoxy Has Created Russia”

Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin: “Orthodoxy Has Created Russia”

November 13, 2014. The Declaration of Russian Identity was adopted at the eighteenth World Russian People's Council on November 11. In particular, the Declaration says that “every Russian should recognize Orthodox Christianity as the basic of their national culture”. Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, Chairman of the Synodal Department for the Cooperation between the Church and Society, ...

To Work and to Witness: Kurt Bringerud Reflects on Life as a Missionary in Mongolia

July 2014 OCMC Missionary, Kurt Bringerud (center) shares the Orthodox faith as the relationships with his English students naturally grow. They ask him questions about his faith as part of the language learning process and he is then able to introduce them to Orthodox Christianity. In a classroom in the Mongolian capital city of Ulaanbaatar, OCMC Missionary ...

The Rise of Orthodox Christianity in Albania – Video

Church of Albania -18/7/14 Video on the Rise of Orthodox Christianity in Albania, her missionary efforts and social welfare activities in the post-communist Albanian Society.   The exemplary Missionary activities  and leadership of of Archbishop His Beatitude Anastasios - Primate of the Albanian Autocehphalus Orthodox Church. Source:  

Ukrainians from Beijing celebrated Holy Pascha

Orthodox Christianity in China - April -May 2014 English translation by Katherine Ilachinski Orthodox Ukrainians living in Beijing for the first time this year were able to celebrate the feast of Pascha on its territory - at the Ukrainian Embassy in the PRC. At the Paschal liturgy, which was conducted at night by parish cleric of Adrian and Natalia, priest ...

Vladimir Putin the beloved Son of Orthodox Christianity elected as the most powerful World Leader of 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R), Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and his wife Svetlana (C) attend an Orthodox Easter service conducted by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow May 5, 2013. Photo: Reuters

Kisha D Dorado (OCP Delegate of Serbia, Balkan and East Europe Region) OCP News Service 4/2/14 Global: Russian President Vladimir Putin has been elected as the most powerful world leader/personalities for the year 2013 by Forbes Magazine. President Obama of USA stands second, Xi Jinginping the Secretary of Chinese Community Party stands third followed by Pope ...