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Teachings of Orthodoxy


Christ, the Son of God

Chrysostom and the Wise Stewardship or Our Money


Experience of God and Communion with God

Faith and Works I

Faith and Works II

How is the Orthodox Church organized and held together as one worldwide Church?

Kingdom of God

Life in this world

Mary / Prayer / Death

Original Sin


Sign of the Cross Direction

Speaking in Tongues / Miracles

St. Augustine & Original Sin

Terminology: Services / Absolution / Cremation

The Trinity

Two Christmas Days

Unity in the truth and love of God

What is the proper name of the Orthodox Church?


Orthodoxy and Liturgical Arts


Church Architecture & Orthodox Theology

Images of God

Placement of Fingers in Icons

The Russian Orthodox Cross

Three-Bar Cross

History of Christianity

"On This Rock I will build my church"

Compare the Orthodox Church to the other Christian Churches of the West

Orthodox Christianity and The "Branch Theory"

The Original Christian Church





Book of Revelation

Canon of Scripture

Hebrews 6:4-6 - Falling Away from the Faith

Old Testament Readings

Reading the Psalms

Study of the Bible

Two Witnesses (Rev 11:1-14)


Orthodox Church in America


Clergy Compensation

Decline in OCA Membership?

History of the Orthodox Church in America

Organizational Structure of the OCA

Recognition of the OCA

The Orthodox Church in America

TOC Subscriptions


Orthodoxy in North America


Five Church Leaders & Theologians

Greek and Russian Orthodox

How Many Orthodox in North America and the World?

OCA and Greek Orthodox Churches


Orthodox Unity in North America

Orthodoxy, Ethnicism, and Conversion

Russian Orthodox Church in America

Troubling Times in the Church


Orthodoxy and Society


A Dialogue on Orthodoxy and Society

Cosmetic Surgery

Friends with Non-Orthodox

Gun Control

Intolerance & Cyberspace

National Flags in Churches

Political Issues

Social Nudism

Stop the Bombing in Kosovo

The Good of Human Society

The Promise Keepers

This Evil World

War and Non-Violence

What is the Millennium?


Contemporary Moral Issues


Alzheimer's Disease


Evolution & Orthodoxy

Immunization / Vaccination

Orthodox Church & Stem Cell Research

Piercing & Tattoos

Should I read The DaVinci Code ?


The 12-Step Programs

Thoughts on the Terri Schiavo Case


Parish Life


Archaic English

Balancing Service with Prayer

Beeswax Candles

Conduct of the Laity

Establishing a Local Orthodox Church

Finding Orthodox Churches

Giving to the Church

Helping the Hungry and the Needy

Laity as Teachers

Looking for Instruction

Mission / Church / Cathedral

Musical Instruments

Orthodox Christian Schools

Role of Laymen in the Church

Rules & Customs



Daily Life


Blessing Before Meals

Church's view of masturbation

Holy Tradition vs. Customs

Lenten Fasting

Orthodox Fasting

The Holy Spirit and Personal Guidance

What is Reasonable to Expect of People?

Why fast before the Nativity?


The Liturgical Year


Customs of Great and Holy Friday

Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple

Is "Easter" a pagan feast?

Red Easter Eggs


Liturgical Services


Attending Services

Royal Doors

Trisagion Service


The Divine Liturgy


Catechumens, Depart!

Common Chalice & Spoon / Kissing Icons

Communion Questions

Frequency of Communion

Function in Worship / Symbolism / Meaning

Leavened Bread vs. Unleavened

Receiving Communion

The Christian Mystery

The Divine Liturgy

Unwed Mother & Holy Communion




Angel Day

Canonization of the Romanoff Family

Dionysius the Areopagite

Patron Saints

Sinlessness of Mary

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Joseph


The Seven Sacraments


Baptismal Names

Questions on the Sacraments

Seven Sacraments

The Sacraments


The Sacrament of Marriage


Conversation after Divorce

Divorce and Remarriage

Divorce, Birth Control, Abortion

Inter-Faith Marriage

Marriage & Annulment

Marriage & Baptism

Marriage & Family Acceptance

Marriage in a Roman Catholic Church

Marriage to a Non-Christian

Marrying in Another Christian Church

Music at a Wedding Reception

Orthodox Wedding Ceremony

Second Marriage

Wedding Bands


The Sacrament of Confession


Confessing in the Presence of a Priest

General Confession

Problems with Confesssion

Proof of Confession

Reconciliation & Confession


What is Sin?




Archpriest / Archimandrite / Protopresbyter

Divorce and Ordination

Does the Orthodox Church have monks and nuns?

Entering a Monastery

Late Vocations

Meaning in Monasticism

On-line Ordinations

Ordination of Women

Ordination to Priesthood

Personal Faith and the Priesthood

Priesthood / Languages

Procedure to Become a Priest

Requirements that leads to Priesthood

What are the clerical offices in the Orthodox Church?

What do all those titles mean?


Death / Funerals


Burial Customs

Commemorating Non-Orthodox at Memorial Services


Final Moments & Repentance

Prayers for the Departed

Prosphora for the Ill and Departed

What to Wear When Mourning


Orthodoxy and Other Confessions


Armenian Apostolic Church

Buddhism and Conversion to Orthodoxy

Christmas and Protestant Carols

Credibility of the Orthodox Church

Ecumenism & Church Leaders

Ecumenism & Modernism

Encouraging / Discouraging Conversion

Journey to Faith

Membership in Ecumenical Groups

Orthodox or Not?

Orthodox Worhip vs. Contemporary Worship

Orthodoxy and Astrology

The Goals of Christianity and Buddhism

Unity, Evangelism, and Bishops

What about other Christians?

Where to Begin?

Salvation through grace, faith and good deeds ...


Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism



Catholic and Orthodox

Communion in Roman Catholic Church



Is the Orthodox Church closer to Roman Catholic or Protestant Church?


Orthodox Influences on Roman Catholicism

Sacrifice of the Mass

The Perpetual Virginity of Mary

The Pope & Christian Unity

The Rosary

The Word 'Uniate'

Validity of Roman Catholic Orders

Western Rite Parishes


Orthodoxy and Cults and Non-Christian Groups


Jehovah's Witness

Masonic Fraternity


Autocephalous / Autonomous

20 Questions on Autocephaly by Fr. Thomas Hopko.





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