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Russian Priest Explains Why Westerners Are Converting To Orthodox Christianity

Published on 30 Dec 2019 / In News

In this wonderful, 4-minute video, Fr. Andrey brings us the news about Orthodox Christianity (the form of Christianity practiced by Russians).

Orthodox Christianity may be the oldest form of Christianity, but it's becoming “in” in some parts of the modern world. As many Christian churches move farther away from their roots by embracing liberal ideas, people strain to find a more traditional, authentic form of Christianity.

For many, that search brings them to the Orthodox Church.

Sure, it's been years since some of the things Fr. Andrey talks about, but, hey, mainstream media has yet to tell us about it.

- There have been mass conversions to Orthodoxy among young, educated Turks

- Turkish Deputy Seline Sayek publicly announced her conversion to Orthodoxy

- Tom Hanks, (legendary actor of the film Forrest Gump), converted to the Orthodox Church when he married Rita Wilson. From Greek Gateway:

In case you didn't know. Actress/Musician/Producer Rita Wilson is a proud Greek-American and married to Tom Hanks. Hanks joined the Greek Orthodox Church when he married his wife Rita Wilson in 1988 and has since been an avid member. (read about how the celebrate Orthodox Easter here or his visit to an Orthodox Church in Antartica here)
- Many traditional Catholics, unnerved by liberal tendencies of their Church, are looking into Orthodoxy
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