The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman. It isn’t non-denominational – it is pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost 2000 years ago.
Orientation in Orthodoxy
In this first lesson we will try to get you acquainted with the Orthodox Church: a little bit of history, a little bit of geography, all with a hint of theology, just enough to get you started.ion of your first lesson.
Bible and Holy Tradition
In this lesson we will uncover the dynamic relationship between the Scriptures and the living Holy Tradition of the Orthodox Chruch
The Place of the Old Testament in Orthodoxy
In this lesson we’ll explore the divinely inspired Old Testament and its fulfillment in the New
The Holy Trinity
In this lesson we’ll tackle the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. The fundamental truth of the Orthodox Church is the faith revealed in the True God: the Holy Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
With the increase in scientific knowledge (and theory) the Christian world faces increasing dilemmas about its understanding of the first chapters of the Book of Genesis. How is the Orthodox Church responding to these challenges?
This lesson looks at the origins off humanity’s problems, the fall of Adam and Eve. We will discuss the Orthodox doctrine and point out some differences between Christian denomination on the topic.
Salvation in the Orthodox Church
Salvation is the divine gift through which men and women are delivered from sin and death, united to Christ, and brought into His eternal Kingdom. What is the Orthodox view on salvation? How does it differ from other Christian or non-Christian faiths?
The steps of Our Life in Christ
In this lesson we’ll learn a big word: “askesis” and all the consequences that come with it. Click on it to find more
The Church – Our Ark of Salvation
In this lesson we will learn about the Church, capital C, defined as the body of Christ.
Priesthood in the Orthodox Church
In this lesson we will learn about the role of clergy in the Orthodox Church, their various roles and their importance for our life in Christ.
Monasticism – Blessed Way of Life
In the lives of monks and nuns the Christian sees examples of men and women who took their Christian faith seriously and committed themselves to the path which everyone is called by Christ to follow.
The Holy Virgin Mary in the Orthodox Church
Orthodox veneration of the Holy Virgin Mary and of the Saints is a manifestation of the most essential doctrines of the Orthodox Faith. We will explain why we venerate her and the Saints and how is this different from our worship of God, and how all points in the same direction
The Veneration of the Saints
The theological basis for the veneration of the Saints in the Orthodox Church.
Orthodox Liturgical Arts
In this lesson we will introduce you to the Orthodox Church arts, their mystical beauty, and their meaning for the life of the faithful. We will include architecture, iconography, music etc.
Introduction to Orthodox Mysteries (Sacraments)
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 or Mysteries. In this lesson we will give you an overview of the Orthodox Sacraments.
Our life in Christ starts with the Initiation Sacraments: baptism, Chrismation and Holy Communion. In this lesson we will discuss their origin, their practice and their importance in the lives of the Orthodox
Jesus Christ is the physician of our souls and bodies. This healing is affected through the healing Sacraments of the Orthodox Church, specifically Confession and Holy Unction. Click to learn more.
Marriage and Family Life
Married life is a path to Christ that many Orthodox Christians choose to follow. In this lesson we will discuss the Sacrament of Marriage also known as Crowning and some basic tenants of the married life form an Orthodox perspective.
The End of our Lives
In this lesson we will discuss the Orthodox perspective on the end of our earthly life and the funeral and memorial services.
Introduction to Divine Liturgy
A general historical perspective and a description of the Liturgies of the Orthodox Church
The Oblation or Proskomidi
We will review the Proskomidi prayers, liturgical movement and their meaning
The Liturgy of the Catechumens or of the Word
We will review the Liturgy of the Word prayers, liturgical movement and their meaning