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This blog will attempt to bring together information about Orthodox Christians around the world, particularly those outside of North America and traditionally Orthodox countries. Some information about missionary saints and Orthodox history will be posted as well.

As a caveat, this blog is only able to post information is that available online, and available in English. So at best this blog will be providing glimpses of what is. Nonetheless, the prayer is that the information gathered will at the very least prompt Orthodox Christians to pray for their brothers and sisters around the world.

Any potential sources or bits of information will be gratefully accepted for consideration. Also, anyone willing and able to translate articles for the blog is encouraged to contact the editor. In particular, I know of sources in Greek and Russian which I would like to use, but would rather use a human translator than an on-line one.

All comments or assistance should be directed to: orthodoxmissionsblog@gmail.com.

This blog is not an official publication of any church or jurisdiction.

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Written by Stephen

July 21, 2009 at 4:06 am

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  1. just curious…

    you had written
    “Below, it is reported to be 500,000 new members received into Orthodoxy, with another 800,000 ‘seekers.’ But in January, the OCA News report mentioned above only said 50,000. But either way, these are astounding numbers.”

    Did you ever find out for certain if it was 500 or 50 ???

    Thanks so much,

    Scott

    July 15, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    • No, actually, I never didn’t find out for certain. I suppose the thing to do is write Fr. Andrew (Vujisić), the priest in charge, and ask him. I did look again, though, at the official press release, from Sept. 2009, and it does say “an approximate membership of 527,000 faithful and catechumens.” That’s at: http://www.secretariat.orthodoxtheologicalinstitute.org/index.php?option=com_lyftenbloggie&view=lyftenbloggie&category=secretariat%20news&Itemid=50

      Stephen

      July 16, 2010 at 10:07 am

      • an FYI…I wrote to various organization an individuals concerning this 500,000 figure….here is a reply from the Antiochian Archdiocese…

        “Our most reliable sources indicate that it was indeed, 500,000 people received.

        Quite astonishing. They were breakaway Roman Catholics, and brought in clergy, seminaries, and monasteries.”

        Scott

        July 28, 2010 at 5:10 pm

  2. good effort, God bless u

    stkate

    July 30, 2011 at 2:12 am


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