Limping to Orthodoxy

Limping to Orthodoxy

I am not sure I can call it my “spiritual journey.” There aren’t any particular memories in my mind of some kind of conversion, or of the “aha!” moments. It was, and is, a pretty routine, uneventful process. I was born in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, in December 1957....

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Beyond Torture: The Gulag of Pitești, Romania

Beyond Torture: The Gulag of Pitești, Romania

The Gulag Archipelago, an award-winning book by Alexander Solzhenitsyn about forced labor camps in the Soviet Union, exposed the massive scale of Communist atrocities and persecution of Orthodox Christians in the 20th century. Solzhenitsyn’s vivid account has been followed by others. The Italian journalist Antonio Socci, for example, estimated that...

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Building on Solid Foundations: New Phase of Albanian Missions

Building on Solid Foundations: New Phase of Albanian Missions

In May 2012, I am being sent by the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) to bring back stories and images of the Church leaders and missionaries who will undertake this work. In Orthodox missions, the resurrection of the Orthodox Church in Albania following the collapse of Communism has been a...

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