“With My Own Eyes”: Stories of Faith From Communist Prison in Romania

With My Own Eyes A Lutheran Pastor’s Firsthand Account of Prison Life by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand   I am a Christian from an Orthodox country—the country of Romania. Having been in prison for fourteen years for my faith, it is now my missionary work to help persecuted Christians in Communist countries. I would like to […]

Blessing (and swimming) the Columbia River – Video!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii0oYc0l2Fs&feature=youtu.be Each year, on January 5th & 6th, Orthodox Christians celebrate the feast of Theophany (“Manifestation of God), also called Epiphany (Manifestation).  The Feast, which celebrates the baptism of Jesus Christ, comes after the celebration of His birth and can be understood as the beginning of Christ’s manifestation to the world as God’s Only-begotten Son, […]

St. Seraphim of Sarov’s Conversation With Nicholas Motovilov

St. Seraphim of Sarov’s Conversation With Nicholas Motovilov  A Wonderful Revelation to the World From: http://orthodoxinfo.com/praxis/wonderful.aspx This revelation is undoubtedly of world-wide significance. True, there is nothing essentially new in it, for the full revelation was given to the Apostles from the very day of Pentecost. But now that people have forgotten the fundamental truths […]

Through the Eastern Gate: from Tibetan Buddhism to Orthodox Christianity — Nilus Stryker

              Through The Eastern Gate

   By Nilus Stryker
    I had been a Buddhist for ten years. I was ordained after seven years of study with my teacher in a small family line of the Nyingma Lineage of Vajarayana (Tibetan ) Buddhism. I had a Spiritual Master in […]

Not for Lightweights: A Baptist Preacher goes to Church

BAPTIST PREACHER GOES TO CHURCH Gordon Atkinson

The Life of St. Antony the Great, by St. Athanasius of Alexandria

  The Life of St. Antony the Great (born 250AD) written by St. Athanasius of Alexandria (also called by the title “The Great) in about 356AD is one of the great classics of Christian literature.  Here we have an verbal icon of Christian perfection, of Christian ascetical practice, and of wisdom from a recognized spiritual […]

The Gurus, the Young Man, and Elder Paisios

  Recommended Reading.  Purchase at: http://www.amazon.com or here: http://www.sainthermanpress.com/Catalog/Elder_Paisios/guru_book.htm   This powerful memoir tells the story of a Greek youth who, out of a desire to know the truth empirically, began to experiment in yoga, hypnotism, and     various occult techniques. Eventually drawn back to the Faith of his forefathers—Orthodox Christianity—he visited the ancient monastic republic […]

Orthodox Christian Music – Samples

Orthodox Christian ecclesiastical music has it’s beginnings in the apostolic worship of the first century which was naturally based upon the Judaic chant at the time of Jesus Christ.  The singular purpose of Orthodox music is to unite the soul (“nous”) with God through prayer and to impart the holy doctrines of the Faith.  It’s […]

FAQ’s: Frequently Asked Questions about the Orthodox Church

The following are various links to excellent answers given to questions by those inquiring into the Orthodox Christian Church: http://www.ocf.org/OrthodoxPage/reading/questions.html (Straight Answers about the Orthodox Church. Brief.) http://saintspeterpaulchurch.org/?page_id=43 (Saints Peter and Paul, Salt Lake City, UT) http://www.stpaulsirvine.org/hopko_meeting.html (Father Thomas Hopko) The Orthodox Christian Church: The Best Kept Secret in America? Q&A on the Orthodox Church By Father Michael […]

Christianity or The Church: by New Martyr Hilarion

Hieromartyr Hilarion – Christianity_or_the_Church