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  • St. Nicholas and his Association with Orthodoxy
     

    St. Nicholas and his Association with Orthodoxy

    St. Nicholas is commonly associated with the Russian Orthodox Church as they have for many centuries considered him to be the representative of all the saints. Beloved as the protector of Russia and that of […]

     
     
  • The Tenets of the Faith
     

    The Tenets of the Faith

    For many people who believe in faith, the word Orthodox can be confusing leaving many wondering exactly what the differences between Roman Catholic and Orthodox faith are. The name “Orthodox” by definition means “conventional”. This […]

     
     
  • Coming to America
     

    Coming to America

    After Russian traders settled in Alaska around the beginning of the 18th century, the orthodox traditions and faith reached the American soil for the first time when missionaries attempted to convert the local populations into […]

     
     
  • The Church Under Stalin
     

    The Church Under Stalin

    The programs that were enacted and carried out under Lenin led the Communists party against the Russian Orthodox Church, and almost dismantled the entire church. The carnage and widespread slaughter of the church and its […]

     
     
  • The Church Under Lenin
     

    The Church Under Lenin

    As bad as the Russian Revolution and the subsequent Russian Civil War were looking to the leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church, things were about to go from bad to much, much worse. With Lenin […]

     
     
  • The Russian Revolution
     

    The Russian Revolution

    In the beginning of the 19th century, the Russian Orthodox Church had enjoyed many years of relative calm and a period of massive expansion. The number of Churches and clergy had grown to phenomenal numbers […]

     
     
  • Expansion in the Coming Centuries.
     

    Expansion in the Coming Centuries.

    The expansion of the by now fully organized, respected and extremely powerful Russian Orthodox Church really began in the late 17th and 18th centuries respectively. Local political leaders were convinced that if they converted to […]

     
     
  • The Beginnings of a Religon.
     

    The Beginnings of a Religon.

    The very beginnings of what was to become the Russian Orthodox Church began when Apostle Andrew, who it is said visited the Greek colonies via the Black Sea and Scythia during his travels. When he […]