Video – Riverside, California, USA: Fisher of men – Winning converts to the Orthodox Faith

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Fr. Nathaniel Johnson, USA: The Church That Has It ALL – Video

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The Church That Has It ALL

Fr. Nathaniel Johnson

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JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

I had the great pleasure of concelebrating liturgy with Fr. Nathaniel, and his fellow clergy at St. Lawrence Orthodox Church in Felton, CA, this past weekend. What a glorious encounter!

Hear his story in his own words.

Fr. Deacon Nathaniel Johnson

Fr. Nathaniel Johnson served the Orthodox Church as a deacon in the San Lorenzo Valley for 28 years before his ordination to the Holy Priesthood. He and his wife Presbytera Susan have 3 children; two daughters and a son. The oldest daughter is an Orthodox nun at St. John the Forerunner Monastery in Goldendale, Washington. Their son and youngest daughter and her husband live locally. Father Nathaniel was Ordained to the Priesthood in 2015. He was raised in a Black Baptist church from birth and converted to Orthodoxy in 1980’s. Father Nathaniel is an accomplished musician, playing professionally for over 55 years; has designed and built a wooden boat and enjoys wood carving as well.

Le Seigneur distribue Sa grâce à ceux qui s’imposent les fatigues d’un pèlerinage – Saint Jean Maximovitch (+1966) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* French

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Saint Jean Maximovitch (+1966)

“Dans Sa bonté, le Seigneur distribue Sa grâce à ceux qui s’imposent les fatigues d’un pèlerinage: le pèlerinage ne rapproche pas Celui Qui est partout, mais les efforts des pèlerins rendent ceux-ci dignes de Sa manifestation, non par eux-mêmes mais parce qu’Il les accepte dans Sa miséricorde.”

Saint Jean (Maximovitch), Archevêque de Shangaï, Bruxelles et San Francisco.

Питър Гилкуист, Санта Барбара, Калифорния, САЩ: Завръщане у дома – Защо протестантските пастори стават православни? ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Bulgarian

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Завръщане у дома

Защо протестантските пастори стават православни?

Под редакцията на о. Питър Гилкуист

Санта Барбара, Калифорния, САЩ

Предговор

“Царството небесно прилича още на търговец, който търси хубави бисери, и като намери един скъпоценен бисер, отиде та продаде всичко, що имаше, и го купи”. (Мат. 13:45-46)

Защо протестантските пастори стават православни

Идеята за тази книга се роди на едно от събранията на редакторите на сп. ‘ОТНОВО’- тримесечното издание на Антиохийската Евангелска Православна Мисия. Главният редактор о.Уелдън Хардънбрук, зам. редакторът дякон Рей Зел, и аз нахвърляхме идеи за следващи броеве. Докато разговаряхме, разбрахме, че всички ние бяхме получили многобройни писма и телефонни обаждания от протестантски пастири, желаещи да научат нещо повече за Православието.

Дали това е растяща тенденция, питахме се ние, и ако да, какво се крие зад нея?

Специалният брой

Решихме да планираме специален брой на “ОТНОВО”, за който да поканим представителна група протестантски пастори, наскоро станали православни, да ни разкажат защо са дошли и да отговорят на въпроса “Защо от протестантските богословски училища излизат православни свещеници?”

Когато отговорите започнаха да пристигат, ние осъзнахме колко важна може да е тази тема за читателите ни. Разказите бяха вдъхновяващи, информативни, понякога забавни и често сърцераздирателни. Да видиш как толкова много различни хора, всички всеотдайни пастори и църковни лидери, служили предано в различните си деноминации, разказват как Бог ги е довел в древната Православна Вяра – това беше едно от най-насърчителните начинания, с което някой от нас се беше заемал. Понякога то напомняше за Петдесетница, когато хора с невероятно различно минало се събираха за да се обединят в Църквата, основана на този ден.

Реакцията

“ОТНОВО” едва бе споходил пощенските кутии и читателските писма запристигаха. Това се оказа най-успешният брой на списанието! Обадиха ни се читатели от цялата страна и от чужбина, които като нас бяха неимоверно вдъхновени и насърчени от тези разкази. За броени седмици получихме толкова заявки за още копия и поръчки на едро, че целият ни запас от предишни броеве се изчерпа.

Вместо да препечатваме последния брой, ние решихме да го публикуваме в книга и да прибавим още подобни разкази, излизали в предишни броеве и да съставим няколко нови глави. Макар че сме поразширили перспективата като сме Continue reading “Питър Гилкуист, Санта Барбара, Калифорния, САЩ: Завръщане у дома – Защо протестантските пастори стават православни? ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Bulgarian”

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ケイリー=ヒロユキ・タガワ Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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2015年11月に彼は正統派キリスト教の洗礼を受け

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東方正教会の歴史 – 日本正教会

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生まれは東京都東麻布。父親は米軍に勤務する日系二世、母親は宝塚出身の女優である。両親ともに日本人であるが、5歳でアメリカに移住してアメリカ国籍を持っている。高校生の時から演劇に興味を持ち、南カリフォルニア大学で学んだ。この時、早稲田大学に1年間留学したという。

叔父は歌手の旗照夫、俳優の旗昭二(いずれも母親の弟)、また従弟に中山千彰(テレビプロデューサーで、元ニッポン放送ディレクター)がいる。現在はハワイに住み。

2015年11月に彼は正統派キリスト教の洗礼を受け。

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ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY

Ο Αμερικανο-Ιάπωνας ηθοποιός του Hollywood Cary-Hiroyuki Tawaga των ταινιών Mortal Kombatο ο οποίος σήμερα ζει στη Χαβάη βαπτίστηκε το Νοέμβριου του 2015 Ορθόδοξος Χριστιανός στη Ρωσία

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Ο Αμερικανο-Ιάπωνας ηθοποιός του Hollywood

Cary-Hiroyuki Tawaga των ταινιών Mortal Kombatο ο οποίος σήμερα ζει στη Χαβάη

βαπτίστηκε το Νοέμβριου του 2015 Ορθόδοξος Χριστιανός στη Ρωσία

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Η Ορθόδοξη Βάπτιση του Cary-Hiroyuki Tawaga ο οποίος ονομάστηκε Παντελεήμων

Ο Shang Tsung του Mortal Kombat έγινε Ορθόδοξος

Του Αιμίλιου Πολυγένη

Ορθόδοξος Χριστιανός βαπτίστηκε ο ηθοποιός του Hollywood, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, στον Ιερό Ναό της Παναγίας Πάντων των Θλιβομένων η χαρά.

Το μυστήριο του βαπτίσματος τέλεσε στα αγγλικά ο Πρόεδρος του Τμήματος των Εξωτερικών Σχέσεων του Πατριαρχείου Μόσχας, Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Βολοκολάμσκ κ. Ιλαρίωνας.

Να αναφερθεί ότι το όνομα που έλαβε ο ηθοποιός Tagawa είναι Παντελεήμων.

Σύμφωνα με πληροφορίες ο Tagawa έπαιξε στην ρώσικη ταινία “ιερέας” και μετά από βαθιά αναζήτηση και σκέψη, αποφάσισε να λάβει το βάπτισμα και να ασπαστεί την Ορθοδοξία.

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Through The Eastern Gate – Nilus Stryker, San Francisco, California, USA – From Buddhism to Orthodoxy

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Through The Eastern Gate

Nilus Stryker, San Francisco, California, USA

From Buddhism to Orthodoxy

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ORTHODOX ADVICES

Nilus Stryker, San Francisco, California, USA:

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 that lineage whom I loved and still love. He was, and continues to be an example of kindness in my life. It was through his instruction that I began to see the world with wider eyes and heart. I was ordained as a Ngakpa in the Nyingma Lineage. A Ngakpa is a tantric (priest) ordination that, though there are vows (damsig), those vows are not based on celibacy nor abstention from meat and alcohol. Our sangha were not renunciates but followed basic instruction in tantra and dzogchen; both based on transformation rather than renunciation and sudden moments of insight that flicker in duration and intensity leading to rigpa (a state of mind and perception based on relaxing into the natural state of enlightenment). Those moments were engendered by the energetic intervention of our teacher or our ability to “relax” into the fabric and texture of our experience of being and non being brought about by the practices we were taught. Over the years those moments seem to manifest in seeing the world more and more in kindness, gratitude and compassion. My teacher used to say that Buddhism was ninety nine per cent method and one percent truth. The practices in Buddhism are used to develop a clarity and sense of awareness that enable you to discern a reality not skewed by neurotic mind and habits of response.

We were a non liturgical lineage and had silent sitting and yogic song, mantra, and sets of psycho-spiritual physical exercises as the core of our practice. I made pilgrimages to sacred sites in Nepal and attended retreats with my teacher and vajra sisters and brothers both in the United States and in Wales. Those retreats, both joint and individual, were very meaningful in my life. And, I can definitely say that I had some “openings” of view, widenings of perspective and experience that I attribute to my teacher and the practices I was given.

One afternoon in late January of l999 I went to my altar for my regular daily practice. Usually I began with yogic song and mantra and then did silent sitting. I lit the candles on my altar and after finishing my song and mantras began my silent practice. I cant say exactly how long I had been sitting when I hear my voice say in my own words aloud, “I miss Jesus.” I said this aloud. It Continue reading “Through The Eastern Gate – Nilus Stryker, San Francisco, California, USA – From Buddhism to Orthodoxy”