Eastern Right – Conservative minds convert to Orthodox Christianity

Illustration by Michael Hogue

By ROD DREHER  - March 2014 Reprinted with permission from - www.TheAmericanConservative.com Since the Second World War, Roman Catholicism has had enormous influence on American intellectual conservatism. The postwar rebirth of conservatism had two sources: libertarianism—a reassertion of classical liberalism against statism—and cultural traditionalism. For Russell Kirk and other leading traditionalists of the era, the Roman Catholic church, with its soaring intellectual ...

MP seeks to establish Orthodox Christianity as national Constitution basis

24/11/13 Center left MP Yelena Mizulina, known for her pro-life stance and conflicts with leaders of the LGBT community, has suggested amending the constitution emphasizing the exclusive role of the Russian Orthodox Church. Mizulina said at the Friday session of the parliamentary group for the protection of Christian values, that the Russian constitution should include a preamble ...

What Do Orthodox Christians Believe?

20/11/13 What do Orthodox Christians believe? How do their beliefs differ from the rest of Christianity? Can they differ in beliefs and still claim to hold to the truth? What Does Orthodox Mean? The word “orthodox” essentially means conventional and when it is tied to religion, we see that the Orthodox Christians hold to conventional Christian beliefs. The ...

A Mysterious Mass Conversion From Islam to Orthodox Christianity in Georgia

Ian Hamel 19/9/13 Oumma.com In 1991, 75% of Adjarians in Georgia were Muslims. Today, they have become 75% Orthodox Christians. How can these conversions be explained, which is apparently unique in the world? "What time do services begin at Saint Nicholas in Batumi on Sunday morning?" The question embarrasses the employee of the President Plaza, one of the largest ...

Eastern Orthodox Christians practice ancient faith

By Angela Ward award@news-journal.com - 9/8/13 TYLER — Ask most East Texans about the major divisions of Christianity and their response will probably mention only two of the three: Roman Catholics and Protestants. The third branch of Christianity, Eastern Orthodox, is relatively unknown in most of the southern United States, but that’s beginning to change. The Rev. John Mikita, pastor ...

Meet Jelena Mandic, The Great-Granddaughter Of Nikola Tesla

3/8/13 SOKO-GRAD – Jelena Mandic, from Chicago, USA, listened stories about Serbs, Orthodox Christianity and her glorious ancestor Nikola Tesla, since her early age. When the first opportunity emerged to visit Serbia, she came to learn about her roots. Jelena resembles a lot to Nikola Tesla, her great-grandfather with a sharp look in her eyes. Reporters of ...

Orthodox Christianity Made Russia Great World Power – Putin

MOSCOW, July 25 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised the role of Orthodox Christianity in the country’s history and congratulated the heads of the world’s Orthodox churches on the 1025th anniversary of the Christianization of Kievan Rus, a medieval state comprising parts of modern-day Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. “The adoption of Christianity ...

LGBT, NATO, EU and Orthodox Christianity

28/5/13 Currently, issues pertaining to LGBT, NATO, EU and Orthodox Christianity, are intensively being discussed in the Georgian media and within political circles– sometimes in alliance with one another and sometimes in conflict. We have been attentively observing popular opinion about these issues, the first of which concerns NATO and the EU. Georgia's Western orientation is widely ...

The Explosive growth of Orthodox Christianity in Guatemala

21/5/13 Father David and Matushka Rozanne Rucker have been mission specialists for many years with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), which has missionaries around the world under the umbrella of the Assembly of Bishops. Guatemala has seen an explosive growth of Orthodox Christianity among thousands of indigenous Mayans, so now the Ruckers will be going ...

Bulgarian Patriarch: Kids Need to Know More about Orthodox Christianity

19/5/13 Bulgarian kids should have the opportunity to learn about their Orthodox Christian heritage, stated Bulgarian Orthodox Church Patriarch Neofit. Sunday Neofit extended an address to the clergy and people of the Church on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the restoration of the Bulgarain patriarchy. The message, read out by bishop Naum, Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod, made a strong case ...

The Politics of Human Rights: Orthodox Christianity Gets the Short End, by Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou

W ashington, D.C. 5/8/2013 Today is Easter for the world’s 350 million Orthodox Christians, who just completed their Holy Week of prayer and fasting  which culminated in today’s message of transcendent hope.  But all last week and today, Orthodox Christians the world over have been reminded that politics trumps human rights.  There’s a cruel irony in the ...

There are more Orthodox than Lutherans in Estonia

1/5/13 There are more Orthodox Christians than representatives of other religions among residents of Estonia aged 15 and above. 16% of Estonia's population call themselves Orthodox, reports Interfax Religion. According to the 2011 population and living space census, 10% of the Estonian population consider themselves Lutherans, reported the Department of Statistics on Monday. At the same time, the ...

Easter on way for the Orthodox

By Andrew Estocin / Albuquerque resident - 15/4/13 Easter is a distant memory for most New Mexicans. Look down the aisle of your local store and one finds only a clearance bin of damaged Easter bunnies mixed in with threads of plastic green grass. Yellow marshmallow Peeps are an endangered species on the candy aisle. Meanwhile, ...

The Significance of Orthodox Christianity

John Peterson, Demand Media 9/2/13 The significance of Orthodox Christianity is twofold. The first is its ability to provide insights into the history of early Christians. The Orthodox Church clings to early Christian beliefs and practices that date from the missionary work of the Apostle Paul a few decades after the death of Jesus. Secondly, the Orthodox ...

Novak Djokovic make Global Orthodoxy Proud by Hat-trick win in Australian Open

Melbourne: Novak Djokovic made Orthodox Christianity proud by Hat-trick win in Australian Open. He is the proud son of Serbian Orthodox Church and shining star of the universal Orthodox family. Emily Benammar, Melbourne 27/1/13 Novak Djokovic became the first man to win three successive Australian Open titles in the professional era when he beat third seed ...

Dynamic Growth of Orthodox Christianity in Kenya

15/12/12 An interview with Fr. Phillip Gatari, an Orthodox priest from Kenya Fr. Phillip Gatari recently visited Moscow. He was a guest of Sretensky Monastery for two days, and celebrated the Liturgy with the brothers and other visiting monks from Mt. Athos. After the services, this joyful pastor told us about Orthodoxy in Kenya and his work ...

Orthodox Christianity talk Saturday at SUNY Potsdam

27/11/2012 POTSDAM -- The Orthodox Christian Mission will present “Prophecies Fulfilled: the Nativity of Christ in the Old Testament” Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fireside Lounge, Barrington Union, SUNY Potsdam. The talk will focus on how the Septuagint foretells the coming of the Messiah. Jonathan Ivanoff, director of missions and evangelism for the Orthodox ...

From Hinduism to Orthodoxy: “But what can a virgin know of the sorrows and travail of mankind?”

15/11/2012 This post, by author Anjali Sivan, a convert to Orthodox Christianity from Hinduism, was originally featured onher personal weblog.  The quote in the title is from a book I loved as a teenager,The Mists of Avalon [by Marion Zimmer Bradley -ed.]. In it, Morgaine (the legendary Morgan Le Fay) states: I have no quarrel with the Christ, only ...

Christianity’s newest spokesman? Tom Hanks

Deacon Greg Kandra 10/10/2012 Tom Hanks is to appear on posters promoting Orthodox Christianity in Russia and neighboring states alongside prominent local cultural and sports figures. The Russian Orthodox youth movement Soboryane said it is launching a massive poster campaign during a missionary event entitled “My Pravoslavnye” (“We Are Orthodox Christians”) on October 13 and 14 in Russia, ...

ROC Priests to Run for Elections

6/10/2012 The governing body of the Russian Orthodox Church has allowed clerics to run for elected office "in the event of ecclesiastical necessity." In its October 4 resolution, the Holy Synod said Orthodox clergy may participate in elections in exceptional situations where "action is needed against non-Orthodox forces that are seeking to use elected office to fight ...