Introducing Orthodoxy


 

First Visit to an Orthodox Church

by Frederica Mathewes-Green

 

Orthodox worship is different! Some of these differences are apparent, if perplexing, from the first moment you walk in a church. Others become noticeable only over time. Here is some information that may help you feel more at home in Orthodox worship--twelve things I wish I'd known before my first visit to an Orthodox church.  ...read more


  What on Earth is the Orthodox Church?

by Conciliar Press

 

On the one hand, it is the oldest Church in Christendom. On the other hand, it’s new to most people in North America. It is the second largest body in Christendom with 225 million people worldwide. But in the U.S. and Canada there are less than six million.  ...read more

The Orthodox Church: An Introduction

by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware

 

The Orthodox Church today is an invaluable treasury of the rich liturgical tradition handed down from the earliest centuries of Christianity. The sense of the sacred, the beauty and grandeur of the Orthodox Divine Liturgy make the presence of heaven on earth live and intensive. Orthodox Church art and music has a very functional role in the liturgical life and helps even the bodily senses to feel the spiritual grandeur of the Lord's mysteries. ...read more

 

An Introduction to the Orthodox Faith

by Fr. Thomas Fitzgerald

 

The Orthodox Church throughout the ages has maintained a continuity of faith and love with the apostolic community which was founded by Christ and sustained by the Holy Spirit. The air of antiquity and timelessness which often characterizes Eastern Christianity is an expression of her desire to remain loyal to the authentic Christian Faith.   ...read more

 

Return to Discover Orthodox Christianity