The Holy Spirit and Personal Guidance
There is a question that is close to my heart. Most Christians believe that God answers prayers, and many believe that the Holy Spirit can guide your life. What is the Orthodox doctrine about the ...
Blessing Before Meals
I am searching for traditional byzantine prayers before meals. May I ask what blessing you say at dinner?
Why do Orthodox Christians fast on Wednesdays and Fridays? Who decided that Orthodox fasting must include abstaining from animal products?
Wouldn't it be more sacrificial for someone to give up...
Holy Tradition vs. Customs
With the Orthodox church being the true Apostolic church -- meaning that the Apostles were the first Bishops/Priests of the Christian faith -- why are there so many difference between the Orthodox...
What is Reasonable to Expect of People?
What you say sounds super-human. Is it really reasonable to expect the people to do it? Indeed, who can do it?
Church's view of masturbation
What is the Church's view of masturbation?
Why fast before the Nativity?
I was wondering why we fast before Nativity. The Lenten fast seems more obvious. Also, from what foods do we normally fast from during the Nativity fast?
Why do we fast, and from what do we fast, before Pascha?