"As the prophets beheld, as the Apostles have taught, as the Church has received, as the Teachers have dogmatised, as the Universe has agreed, as Grace has shown forth, as Truth has revealed, as falsehood has been dissolved, as Wisdom has presented, as Christ awarded, thus we declare; thus we assert, thus we preach Christ our true God, and honour His Saints in words, in writings, in thoughts, in sacrifices, in Churches, in Holy Icons; on the one hand worshiping and reverencing Christ as God and Lord; and on the other hand honouring as true servants of the same Lord of all and accordingly offering them veneration.
"This is the Faith of the Apostles, this is the Faith of the Fathers, this is the Faith of the Orthodox, this is the Faith which has established the Universe!

(Troparion from the Sunday of Orthodoxy)


Doctrine SpiritualityHistory


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I Believe - A Short Exposition of Orthodox Doctrine

Part 1

[God the Father]; [The Holy Trinity]; [The Incarnation]



Part 2

[Creation]; [The Spiritual Hosts]; [Immortality]; [The Mystery of Evil];[Man and Sin]; [Man and His Free Will]; [Faith and Works]



Part 3

[The Theotokos]; [The Saints]; [The Holy Icons]; [The Veneration and Worship of the Holy Icons];[The Holy Relics of the Saints]



Part 4

[The Holy Scriptures]; [The Church]; [The Head of the Church]; [The Church and Holy Tradition];[The Life That is to Come]



On the Knowledge of God - by St. Silouan (20th Century)

A Mystical Prayer to the Holy Spirit - St. Symeon the New Theologian (10th Century)

Prayers by the Lake - Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic (20th Century)

The Odour of Spikenard - by St. Gregory of Nyssa (4th Century)

A Prayer to Our Lord Jesus Christ - St. Isaac the Syrian (7th Century)




Christianity and Orthodoxy - by Archimandrite Sergius (a history of the terms)

Orthodoxy - by John Behr (Early Church History)

Revelation and Interpretation - by Archpriest George Florovsky

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