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THE SPIRITUAL LIFE LIVED IN THE HOLY ORTHODOX FAITH

 

Questions and Answers

About Orthodoxy


Teachings | Arts/Architect | History | Scripture | OCA | Orthodoxy in NA | Society | Moral Issues | Parish Life
Daily Life | Liturgical Year | Services | Divine Liturgy | Saints | 7 Sacraments | Marriage | Confession
Priest/Monastic | Death/Funerals | Other Confessions | Roman Catholic | Cults | Autocephaly | Who Answers?


 

INDEX

 

Teachings of Orthodoxy

 

Christ, the Son of God

Chrysostom and the Wise Stewardship or Our Money

Circumcision

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

Sabbath

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

 

Scripture

 

Bible

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

OCA and ROCOR

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

Cloning

Evolution & Orthodoxy

Immunization / Vaccination

Orthodox Church & Stem Cell Research

Piercing & Tattoos

Should I read The DaVinci Code ?

Suicide

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

Tithing

 

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

 

Saints

 

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

Sin

What is Sin?

 

Priesthood/Monasticism

 

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

Cremation

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

 

Anti-Catholic

Catholic and Orthodox

Communion in Roman Catholic Church

Indulgences

Infallibility

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

Manifestations

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

Autocephaly

Autocephalous / Autonomous

20 Questions on Autocephaly by Fr. Thomas Hopko.

 

 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

 

Majority of links to the above-mentioned themes are directed to the OCA's Questions and Answers About Orthodoxy page ( www.oca.org )

Who answers all of these questions?

Learn about Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko and the Very Rev. John Matusiak

For questions and answers in Romanian, click here - or go to the "Questions and Answers" on Nistea's page ( ww.nistea.com)


 

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