"Prayer-the soul's breath- is of utmost importance in the life of a Christian. The presence of prayer in someone's life means that the person is spiritually alive. Without prayer, a person is dead..."
"Learning to pray is essential. We should master the skill of understanding the feeling of each phrase within a prayer so we are not simply reading aloud, but arousing and strengthening a prayerful spirit within us..."
Why Do The Orthodox Pray to the Saints?
"We know through the wisdom and experience of countless generations of Christians that there is power in praying for one another. For this reason..."
Why Do the Orthodox Have Icons?
"It doesn't take long for someone who is curious about the ancient Orthodox faith to be suprised by the plethora of icons covering the inside of an Orthodox Church..."
"Why is there suffering in the world? Suffering ultimately comes from sin disrupting the cosmic order, but..."
"One of the greatest causes of unbelief is evil...Evil things and events trouble us, and that is good because it means we are still in touch with our humanity..."
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Overview of the Orthodox Divine Liturgy
If you are interested in more information about the content and flow of the Divine Liturgy service this video will walk you though the basics of the service.
Proper Etiquette and Worship Practices
"The place to learn the externals of Orthodox worship are in your local parish...but this is simply a guide to help beginners feel a little less awkward when embarking down the Orthodox road..."
"Your prayer rule, your fasting, your alms and all other spiritual acts are gifts to God...Your asceticism is your gift to God. Our Lord does not expect us to give more then we have..."
Mysterious, sacramental, liturgical... just some of the observations on what Orthodoxy is..
New, entertaining, condemning...just some of the obsevations on what Orthodoxy is not...
Feeling Frustration with the Spiritual Struggle
"Some Christians will go their entire lives and feel like they do not have any visible progress in the spiritual life. What they do not realize is that with every step of progress..."
"To intercede is not simply to say a prayer for someone, but to also quietly bear within us their burdens"...
Heaven and Hell-A Different Perspective
Orthodox perspective on Heaven and Hell
"In Orthodoxy I'm confronted with an uncomfortable fact: the work of my salvation is in progress..."
"Once we begin to recognize our sinful state a feeling of hopelessness can easily grip the heart. But such hopelessness is not godly..."
The Vespers Service in the Orthodox Church
Vespers is often the first service that new inquirers to the faith attend. This video can provide you with more information about the content and flow of the service.
“Our stay on earth is not for sojourning, but for a personal choice for good or for evil, for truth or for falsehood.” - St. Nicholai of Zica
New Testament readings with a short commentary at the end just for kids Usually around five minutes long, it is a fantastic way to get our children into the Bible.
A Journey Together Reading Through the Bible in One Year - Fr. Alexis Kouri helps lead listeners through a reading of the entire Bible in one year.
"Sometimes called the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Orthodox Church is the first Christian Church, the Church founded by the Lord Jesus Christ and described in the pages of the New Testament. Her history can be traced in unbroken continuity all the way back to Christ and His Twelve Apostles. For twenty centuries, she has continued in her undiminished and unaltered faith and practice. Today her apostolic doctrine, worship, and structure remain intact. The Orthodox Church maintains that the Church is the living Body of Jesus Christ."
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.