Introductory Articles

Teachings of the Orthodox Church
Rev. Thomas Fitzgerald
Outlines the salient points of doctrine and basic creedal affirmations.

Rev. Thomas Fitzgerald
Discusses the meaning of theosis as the goal of Christian life.

The Church
Rev. Thomas Fitzgerald
Outlines the procedure for becoming a member of the Orthodox Church

The Holy Eucharist
Rev. Thomas Fitzgerald
Describes the meaning and celebration of the Eucharist.

Rev. Thomas Fitzgerald
Discusses the form and characteristics of Orthodox worship.

Special Services and Blessings
Rev. Thomas Fitzgerald
Describes the non-sacramental services which contribute to spiritual life.

The Sacraments
Rev. Thomas Fitzgerald
There are special experiences in our corporate life as Orthodox Christians when the perception of God's presence and actions is heightened and celebrated. We call these events of the Church Sacraments.

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General Articles

And Then They Will Fast
Bishop Isaiah of Denver
An examination of the history and development of fasting and its role in the life of the Orthodox Christian.

Holy Week Meditation and Study Guide
Fr. Andrew Demotses
A day by day account of the meaning of each service in Holy Week.

Metropolitan Maximos
The practical and spiritual dimensions of fasting, which serves as a guide in our union with the resurrected Lord.

The Saints of the Orthodox Church
George Bebis, Ph.D.
An examination of how saints and santhood is understood in the Orthodox Church.

Tradition in the Orthodox Church
George S. Bebis PH.D.
An examination of the Orthodox Christian understanding of tradition as the history of salvation and the life of the Holy Spirit in the Church.

Church Positions Regarding the Sanctity of Human Life
Rev. Dr. Stanley S. Harakas
A major and overarching concern of the Church arises with its commitment to the God-given sanctity of human life. Some of the developments of the biological manipulation of human life, though promising amazing therapeutic achievements, may also be understood and undermining respect for the integrity of human existence.