Category Archives: PROTESTANTISM – “NO NAME CHURCH” – “2X2S” – WORKER SECT

Athanasius Yoo, M.D., B.D., Korea: Why I Became An Eastern Orthodox Christian

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KOREA OF MY HEART

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Athanasius Yoo, M.D., B.D., Korea:

Why I Became An Eastern Orthodox Christian

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JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

My long pilgrimage to the Mother Church has been completed. As I think back over the long road of this pilgrimage, I become filled with deep emotion. For by the grace of God, I, a stray sheep, have found the lovely bosom of the Good Shepherd, the true body of Christ, – the One, Holy Catholic, and Apostolic Church. Therefore, it is my Continue reading Athanasius Yoo, M.D., B.D., Korea: Why I Became An Eastern Orthodox Christian

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Video – From Glory to Glory: The Journey of Fr. Anthony Salzman, GA, USA

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ORTHODOX HEART SITES

USA OF MY HEART

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From Glory to Glory:

The Journey of Fr. Anthony Salzman, GA, USA

Robert Arakaki, Hawaii, USA: From Unchurched Hawaiian to Local Orthodox

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NATIVE AMERICANS OF MY HEART

HAWAII OF MY HEART

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Robert Arakaki, Hawaii, USA:

From Unchurched Hawaiian to Local Orthodox

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JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

I grew up unchurched. I became a Christian in high school through reading the Living Bible. I was active in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at the University of Hawaii. My home church was Kalihi Union Church (KUC), a fine evangelical congregation that was part of the United Church of Christ (UCC).

I was deeply troubled by the UCC’s liberal theology and wanted to help it return to its biblical roots. This led me to study at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary for the Continue reading Robert Arakaki, Hawaii, USA: From Unchurched Hawaiian to Local Orthodox

Fr. Philip Silouan Thompson, USA: Moving East – From Roman Catholicism & Protestantism to Orthodoxy

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ROMAN CATHOLICS MET ORTHODOXY

USA OF MY HEART

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Walla Walla, Washington, USA

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Moving East

by Philip Silouan Thompson

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JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

Fr. Phil Thompson is the author of the Silouan blog, an excellent site for information. He is also a well known iconographer in North American Orthodoxy, and this, his story, was taken from his own website http://silouanthompson.net

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon every soul, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common… Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:42-47)

When I became a Christian in 1980, I was living with a Roman Catholic family and Continue reading Fr. Philip Silouan Thompson, USA: Moving East – From Roman Catholicism & Protestantism to Orthodoxy

JIM & NANCY FOREST: BECOMING ORTHODOX – FROM USA TO NETHERLANDS, FROM PROTESTANTISM TO ORTHODOXY

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Alkmaar, Netherlands

 

 

Becoming Orthodox

by Jim Forest

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Jim & Nancy Forest

Alkmaar, North Holland, Netherlands

Jim is an American living in Holland since 1977

From USA to Netherlands

From Protestantism to Orthodoxy

Source:

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JIM & NANCY FOREST

I am sometimes asked how the son of atheist parents ended up not only a Christian but a member of the Orthodox Church.

In fact it wasn’t so big a leap as it sounds. For starters my parents weren’t people for whom atheism was a religion unto itself. Their atheism seemed to mainly to do with being on the Left. Their real interest was in the down-and-out — people who were being treated like beasts, underpaid or jobless, trapped in slums, without health care, etc. When I was Continue reading JIM & NANCY FOREST: BECOMING ORTHODOX – FROM USA TO NETHERLANDS, FROM PROTESTANTISM TO ORTHODOXY

OMELIA SULLA NATIVITÀ DEL SIGNORE – SAN GIOVANNI CRISOSTOMO – PG 56, 385-394 – Italian

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ORTHODOXY IS LOVE

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Vedo uno strano paradossale mistero! Le mie orecchie risuonano dei canti dei pastori, ma i loro flauti non suonano una melliflua melodia, ma cantano con le labbra un inno celeste in totale pienezza.

Gli angeli inneggiano!
Gli Arcangeli uniscono le loro voci in armonia!
I Cherubini cantano la loro gioiosa lode!
I Serafini esaltano la sua gloria!

Tutti si riuniscono per lodare questa festa santa, vedendo la Divinità qui sulla terra, e l’uomo in cielo. Colui che è al di sopra dei cieli, ora per la nostra redenzione abita quaggiù, e colui che è stato umile è stato elevato dalla misericordia divina. Betlemme in questo giorno somiglia al cielo; invece di stelle ha ricevuto angeli, e al posto del sole, avvolge dentro di sé in ogni lato il Sole di giustizia. E non chiedetemi come: perché dove Dio vuole, l’ordine della natura si sottomette. Poiché Egli lo ha voluto, ne ha avuto il potere, è disceso, ha redento l’uomo; tutte le cose hanno cooperato con Lui a questo scopo. Oggi nasce Colui che eternamente è, e diviene ciò che non era. È Dio e Continue reading OMELIA SULLA NATIVITÀ DEL SIGNORE – SAN GIOVANNI CRISOSTOMO – PG 56, 385-394 – Italian

Klaus Kenneth, Deutschland – Zwei Millionen Kilometer auf der Suche – Von Hippies, Atheismus, Buddhismus, Hinduismus und Protestantismus zur Orthodoxie – German video

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ATHEISTS MET Orthodoxy

HIPPIES MET Orthodoxy

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Klaus Kenneth, Germany

Two million kilometers in search

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From hippies, atheism, Buddhism, Hinduism

and Protestantism to Orthodoxy

Twelve years drew the Swiss publicist Klaus Kenneth in search of spirituality, peace and love through Europe, Asia and South America. The road was dangerous and full of disappointments, hate, drugs and death. Empty and disappointed by philosophies, teachings and religions Kenneth returned, and found the truth in the Orthodox Church. His long journey towards a church he wrote in his life story, “two million kilometers in search” down.

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THESE TRUTHS WE HOLD – THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH: HER LIFE AND TEACHINGS – BY ST TIKHON’S MONASTERY & PRESS, PENNSYLVANIA, USA – VIDEO POCONO LAKE, PA, USA

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These Truths We Hold

The Holy Orthodox Church: Her Life and Teachings

Source:

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ORTHODOXY IN AMERICA

The following articles on Orthodoxy are from the book, These Truths We Hold – The Holy Orthodox Church: Her Life and Teachings, published by and available from Saint Tikhon’s Seminary Press:

THE MANE MAN – AN INTERVIEW WITH TROY POLAMALU OF PITTSBURGH STEELERS TEAM, SAMOA & USA – JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

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ARIZONA OF MY HEART

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Photos: Troy Polamalu, his wife Theodora &

their son Paisios called after Saint Paisios of  Mt. Athos, Greece

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Polamalu was born in Garden Grove, California. He is of Samoan descent.

Troy Aumua Polamalu (born Troy Aumua on April 19, 1981), is a former American football strong safety who played his entire twelve-year career for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Southern California (USC), and earned consensus All-American honors. He was chosen by the Steelers in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He was a member of two of the Steelers’ Super Bowl championship teams, and was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2010.

Polamalu is married to Theodora Holmes and has two sons: Paisios, born on October 31, 2008, and Ephraim, born September 16, 2010. Theodora is the sister of NFL player and USC Trojans alumnus Alex Holmes.  He resides with his family in Pittsburgh during the football season and San Diego, California during the off-season.

Polamalu is well read in the history and theology of early Christianity, which ultimately led both him and his wife to convert to Orthodox Christianity in 2007. He makes the Sign of the Cross after every play. Among his spiritual activities was a 2007 pilgrimage to Orthodox Christian sites in Greece and Asia Minor. He seldom gives interviews, but when he does, he often speaks of the role his spirituality plays in his life. Polamalu has said that he tries to separate himself from his profession as much as possible, including not watching football games at home. He prays after each play and on the sidelines. His sons are both named after after Saint Paisios of Mt. Athos, Greece (+1994) and his Spiritual Father, Fr. Ephraim of Arizona.

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ARIZONA OF MY HEART

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Articles & videos about St Paisios of Athos (+1994)

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The Mane Man

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JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

On this sunny So-Cal day, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu graciously postpones his morning workout to ruminate about not just football – but life and what’s most important in it. I narrow our chat to three topics.

By Gina Mazza

Pittsburgh Magazine, August 2009

Football is a given: How was this year’s Super Bowl experience versus XL? Tomlin versus Cowher? Goals for the coming season?
Fatherhood is new in Polamalu’s life since the birth of his son, Paisios, named after a beloved contemporary Greek Orthodox monastic, Elder Paisios, on Oct. 31, 2008. Has daddy-dom been life-changing? Will he encourage his son to play professional sports? How’s that
beautiful new mom doing?

And last but not least: Faith. In order to properly meet Polamalu where he lives, this is the requisite, the grounding force that gives meaning to everything he does, every play he makes. Polamalu’s evident gratitude to the one who made him Continue reading THE MANE MAN – AN INTERVIEW WITH TROY POLAMALU OF PITTSBURGH STEELERS TEAM, SAMOA & USA – JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT CHRISTIAN ORTHODOXY – JOHN BEHR, USA

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The Shocking Truth about Christian Orthodoxy

John Behr, USA

Fr. John Behr takes on those who dismiss Jesus Christ on “historical grounds,” by explaining how historicism itself is problematic and, indeed, heretical. The alternative to historicism as our mode of interpretation, he explains, is Christ on the cross as the foundation of all our knowledge and interpretation.

The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr is the Dean of St. Vladimir’s Seminary in Crestwood, N.Y., where he is also Professor of Patristics, teaching courses in patristics, dogmatics, and Scriptural exegesis. He also teaches at Fordham University, where he is the Distinguished Lecturer in Patristics.

This lecture was delivered as part of the annual Augustine College Weston Lecture series on March 23rd, 2012.

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Fr. John Behr is the Dean of St Vladimir’s Seminary and Professor of Patristics, teaching courses in patristics, dogmatics and scriptural exegesis at the seminary, and also at Fordham University, where he is the Distinguished Lecturer in Patristics.

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ST VLADIMIR’S ORTHODOX THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

NEW YORK

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St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York) is one of three institutions of professional theological education in the Orthodox Church in America. The other two schools are St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Canaan, Pennsylvania) and St. Herman’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (Kodiak, Alaska).

GRECHISCHE PROTESTANTEN FRAGEN: WARUM ORTHODOX SEIN? – VON N. M., VORMALS HÄRETISCHER PROTESTANTISCHER GRUPPENLEITER (German)

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Griechische Protestanten fragen: Warum orthodox sein?

Von N. M., vormals häretischer protestantischer Gruppenleiter

Hinweis: Dieser Artikel ist vor allem an griechische Protestanten gerichtet und nicht an die Protestanten in aller Welt, die ja in ihrer Mehrheit aufgrund ihrer Tradition protestantisch sind.

Diese Frage mag  einem gläubigen Orthodoxen unnatürlich erscheinen, hat aber eine große Bedeutung für jemanden, der NICHT im orthodoxen Glauben lebt oder hierzu nur wenig Kontakt hat. Als ehemaliger Leiter einer protestantischen Gruppe und nunmehr Orthodoxer glaube ich, dass es wert ist, eine Antwort auf diese Frage zu geben, und zwar aus dem Blickwinkel meiner früheren Erfahrung als ein Protestant, der ein verschworener Feind der Orthodoxen Kirche war. Wie sieht ein Protestant die Orthodoxie? Und was kann ihn dazu bringen, sie wertzuschätzen?

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Wenn protestantische Pastoren hier in Griechenland die Orthodoxe Kirche erwähnen, geschieht dies fast immer in einem Geist der Kritik. Und in der Tat gibt es, aus der Sicht des westlichen frommen Menschen, viel Störendes. Sehen wir also zunächst einige wesentliche Dinge, die einen Protestanten an der Orthodoxen Kirche stören.

Die  Ignoranz der „plebs”

Wenn ein Protestant mit irgendeinem zufälligen Orthodoxen spricht und damit beginnt, ihm verschiedene Argumente (gewöhnlich aus der Heiligen Schrift) auseinanderzusetzen, hat er in den meisten Fällen einen völlig ahnungslosen Menschen vor sich, in der Regel unerfahren im christlichen Glauben, der zudem oft auch noch ein Continue reading GRECHISCHE PROTESTANTEN FRAGEN: WARUM ORTHODOX SEIN? – VON N. M., VORMALS HÄRETISCHER PROTESTANTISCHER GRUPPENLEITER (German)

IF A ROMAN CATHOLIC OR A PROTESTANT WANTS TO CONVERT TO ORTHODOXY (EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH), WHAT ARE THE STEPS? – Q&A IN “SIMPLY ORTHODOX”

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If a Roman Catholic or a Protestant wants to convert to

Orthodoxy (Eastern Orthodox Church), what are the steps?

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Questions & Answers

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Hello,

The best is first to be willing to spend the time to really understand the commonalities and differences between Roman Catholicism or Protestantism and Orthodoxy (Eastern Orthodox Church).

In most cases, a person begins the process of conversion by speaking with a local Orthodox priest, who gives instructions (or catechism) on the teachings and beliefs of the Orthodox Church. These beliefs and doctrines have continued unchanged for over 2000 years, since the time of Jesus and the Twelve Apostles. This process of catechism could take many months. Once you have learned about the faith and teachings of the church, you would then be ready to be baptized as a member of the Orthodox Church, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (ie. the Holy Trinity). Baptism is by triple immersion in water. At the same time, you would be Chrismated, which means receiving the Holy Oil and the Holy Spirit.

Thanks for your message! If you need anything, I am here 🙂

I thank God that the truth of the Orthodox Church is being revealed to all over the world!!!

PS. Some very useful sites are:

http://simplyorthodox.tumblr.com – SIMPLY ORTHODOX

http://romancatholicsmetorthodoxy.wordpress.com – ROMAN CATHOLICS MET ORTHODOXY

http://gkiouzelis.wordpress.com – ORTHODOX HEART SITES

http://journeytoorthodoxy.com – JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

“Am găsit răspunsul abia după ce am ajuns la Ortodoxie” – Parintele Kyrill (Nimai Karthaus) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Un tânăr German convertit la Ortodoxie este călugăr la Mănăstirea Radu Vodă din Bucureşti – ROMANIAN

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„Am găsit răspunsul abia după ce am ajuns la Ortodoxie“

Parintele Kyrill (Nimai Karthaus)

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Un tânăr German convertit la Ortodoxie este călugăr la Mănăstirea Radu Vodă din Bucureşti

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PAINTING LEAVES

De multe ori, noi, românii, avem nevoie de un suflet convertit la Ortodoxie pentru a ne arăta comoara primită de noi de la strămoşi: credinţa drept-măritoare. Monahul Kyrill de la mănăstirea bucureşteană Radu Vodă este german de origine şi a ajuns „acasă“, în Ortodoxie, după pribegia prin luteranism, catolicism, hinduism sau budism.

Botezat în urmă cu cinci ani în biserica Mănăstirii Radu Vodă, pe când avea 20 de ani, părintele Kyrill povesteşte despre căutările sale spirituale: „Am ajuns în urma unei căutări foarte lungi, începută în tinereţea mea. Copil fiind, am avut setea asta după Dumnezeu, după Adevăr şi am căutat religia adevărată. În toţi acei ani, parcă cineva mi-a ţinut căile respiratorii, dar, în momentul botezului, mi-a luat mâinile de pe gât, trăgând pentru prima dată aer în Continue reading “Am găsit răspunsul abia după ce am ajuns la Ortodoxie” – Parintele Kyrill (Nimai Karthaus) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Un tânăr German convertit la Ortodoxie este călugăr la Mănăstirea Radu Vodă din Bucureşti – ROMANIAN

Témoignage Français moines Orthodoxes (vidéo français et grec)

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Témoignage Français moines Orthodoxes

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THE AMERICAN ACTOR JONATHAN JACKSON, HIS CANADIAN WIFE & ACTRESS LISA VULTAGGIO (ITALIAN DESCENT) & THEIR CHILDREN: HOW WE BECAME ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS – INTERVIEW IN “PEMPTOUSIA TV” ╰⊰¸¸.•* VIDEO

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CALIFORNIA OF MY HEART

AMERICA OF MY HEART

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Jonathan Jackson: How I became Orthodox

Holywood actor and singer Jonathan Jackson, recipient of five Emmy Awards, at an interview given in “Pemptousia TV” during his recent visit to the Monastery of Vatopaidi – Mt Athos, speaks about how he became Orthodox!

PELAGIA YU, TAIWAN: TAIWANESE ORTHODOX MISSIONARY’S LETTER TO THE GREEK PEOPLE

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TAIWAN & HONG KONG OF MY HEART

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Taiwanese Orthodox Missionary’s Letter

to the Greek People

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Photo: Pelagia Yu, Taiwan

A letter from the first Taiwanese Orthodox missionary

Pelagia Yu to the Greek people

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EX 2X2 LETTERS FROM GREECE

I am Chinese, born in Taiwan and my Christian name is Pelagia. I was a Protestant Christian, and it took me five years to become Orthodox. I love to read the Holy Bible and have all of its publications in the Chinese language.

I have visited Greece and discovered that it is a truly unique country. While travelling in your country, even before I arrived, on the plane I saw how different in temperament Greek people were, how cheerfully they conversed with each other, how they laughed and how they applauded the pilot after the landing, something unheard of for us Asians, who are more conservative and do not easily display emotion. I learnt after this experience that the expression of freedom requires passion and liveliness.

In Greece, I visited many churches, I participated in the Divine Liturgy, and when I received Holy Communion it reduced me to tears even though I did not understand the Greek language, because the Orthodox faith is the same, no matter what the language.

I would have liked to be born Greek, to have been born Orthodox, to have received Holy Communion and venerated holy icons from my years of infancy right up until my death.

I cry for me and my compatriots, because instead of Holy Communion, we eat and drink food sacrificed to idols.

I would have liked to be born Greek, so my ears may be filled with holy hymns.

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KEITH MASSEY, USA: AN AMERICAN PROTESTANT WAS CONVERTED TO ORTHODOXY

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Keith Massey, Wisconsin, USA: 

An American Protestant was converted to Orthodoxy

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AMERICA OF MY HEART

My name is Keith Andrew (Andrei) Massey. I am an American and a convert to the Orthodox Church, who then married a Romanian. I was once a Protestant. In my case, a study and a deeper knowledge of the Bible, in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek I was led to believe that the Protestant Church was not true. In the video above top one to tell you this story. My wife and I spend all summer every year in Romania. I saw at first, as American Protestants and dissenters come in Romania in order to remove the Orthodox of the true faith. These missionaries cite the Bible say things that prove that Church Orthodox is wrong. And operate under the assumption that the Orthodox do not know the Bible at all, and therefore what they say about the Bible will not be challenged. I do not think I want to say that Protestants are bad people. My brother twin is Lutheran pastor and I love him very much. In fact, we had Orthodox Protestants can admire the conviction they have in their faith. But an Orthodox Christian should know the Bible verses that show that, indeed, the Church has faithfully preserved the same beliefs and practices reflected oldest church that produced the Bible. In these pages you can find collections of Bible verses that appear in Church Orthodox. In fact, we, Orthodox Christians should not use the Bible to “prove” Orthodoxy, as do Protestants and sectarians. Church produced the Bible. Church decided which books should be in the Bible andwhich are not. So the Bible is not an authority over the Church. Therefore, do not quote the Bible to “prove” the Orthodox faith. True faith has been preserved, the apostles received from Jesus and then faithfully received and stored in the Orthodox Church to this day. I do not claim to speak for the Church officially. I present these pages Romanian Orthodox Church authorities for approval and correction.

THE SOUNT OF DIVINE STEPS IN GHANA & IVORY COAST, AFRICA

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Crater Lake Albertine Rift, Africa - Congo k Uganda

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AFRICA OF MY HEART

Africa… «Faith possible, many wonders . ” We arrived ,” recounts Bishop Panteleimon of Ghana , “after 18 hours journey in the Ivory Coast and said : Now what? … And, when disappointed and we decided to return to Ghana , the phone rings . It was a group of people who for six years was looking the roots of Christianity upon research discoveries to Orthodoxy … their intentions are pure … I decided to baptize them… We went to see the lagoon , where the next day would be a baptism. Full trash (up to 2,5 m from the coast). That will take the oil ? Where are It will be the mystery ? Would like months to clean it up … In the evening windstorm broke… the next morning there was not a debris… after… Blessed with captured heartbreaking pain. I had to go to hospital… I kept… were the first Orthodox Christians”».

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Fr. John Costoff

The Sound of Divine Steps

Publishers, St. John Damascene

Athens 2011

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TRUTH TARGET

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ORTHODOX HEART SMILES

FR. SERAPHIM BELL, CALIFORNIA, USA: HOW I BECAME ORTHODOX ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* english & greek video

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CALIFORNIA OF MY HEART

San Francisco Nights

Fr. Seraphim Bell, Californa, USA

How I became Orthodox

(02:30 Fr. Seraphim Bell speaks english)