About Orthodox Christianity

What is the Orthodox Christian Church?

What do we believe?  Learn more about our Orthodox faith, doctrine, teachings, and practices.

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Discover Orthodox Christianity: An introduction to Orthodoxy from the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese http://ww1.antiochian.org/discover

First Visit to an Orthodox Church: Twelve Things I Wish I’d Known by Frederica Mathewes-Greenhttp://ww1.antiochian.org/content/first-visit-orthodox-church-twelve-things-i-wish-id-known

The Orthodox Faith:  From the late Orthodox teacher Father Thomas Hopko, this is a comprehensive series of articles on all aspects of Orthodoxy, also published as a four-volume set.  https://oca.org/orthodoxy/the-orthodox-faith

Questions and Answers about Orthodoxyhttps://oca.org/questions

The Orthodox Church, other Christian churches, and other religions: Listen to a series of talks by Fr. Andrew Damick, “Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy.”  http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/orthodoxyheterodoxy

Journey to Orthodoxy: Personal testimonies and stories from those who have found their home in the Orthodox Church.  http://journeytoorthodoxy.com/

A helpful guide to church etiquettehttp://ww1.antiochian.org/sites/default/files/ChurchEtiquetteBooklet.pdf

Orthodox Christian Prayer and Daily Devotion

It is essential that each day we talk to God through prayer, and listen to God by reading the Holy Scriptures.  Below are some helpful online resources for cultivating a prayer life.

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Daily Orthodox prayers from the popular “Little Red Prayer Book” http://ww1.antiochian.org/orthodox-prayers

Daily Bible readings http://antiochian.org/epistleliturgicday/

Lives of the Saints https://oca.org/saints/lives

Ancient Faith Radio:  Streaming Orthodox music, hundreds of podcasts, blogs, an online bookstore, and other resources on the Orthodox faith.  http://www.ancientfaith.com/

The Daily Devotional Guide by Fr. Patrick Reardon http://www.fsj.org/new/devotional-guide.php

Orthodox Teachings on Contemporary Moral and Social Issues

From the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America:

From the Orthodox Church in America: