THESE TRUTHS WE HOLD (Part XVIII)
The Holy Supper.
Christmas customs among the Orthodox people are simple, yet beautiful and rich with meaning. Among these customs is the Holy Supper which is served on Christmas Eve. We must emphasize, however, that the traditions which follow are
MEETING A NON-ORTHODOX SOCIETY
By Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh
Source: Jacob's Well
This article was originally presented by Metropolitan Anthony at "Our Orthodox Presence in Great Britain," a Conference of the Diocese of Sourozh held in Headington, En
Saint John the Theologian, Apostle and Evangelist
John was the son of Zebedee the fisherman and Salome the daughter of Joseph, the betrothed of the Holy Theotokos. Called by the Lord Jesus, John immediately left his father and his fishermen’s nets and, with his brother James, followed Christ
Ten Ways to Participate in Worship, Pay Attention, be Still and Pray
By the Rev. Fr. Stanley Harakas
Compiled by Fr. Demetrios Serfes
Source: Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
A graduate of Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts, The Reverend Father Stanley Harakas r
THESE TRUTHS WE HOLD (Part XVII)
4. Feasts of the Orthodox Church.
The Twelve Great Feasts.
The Nativity of the Most-Holy Theotokos (Sept. 8)
The first Great Feast to fall in the Church Year is the Nativity of the Most-Holy Theoto-kos. It is entirely fitting that at the beg
THESE TRUTHS WE HOLD (Part XVI)
Great Lent and Pascha
The Feast of Feasts the Holy Pascha the Resurrection of the Lord-is the climax of the Church’s liturgical year and is also the most glorious, most joyful and bright festival of the Christian Church. On it Our Lord and S
Microchip Implants Ready To Be Used With Swine Flu Vaccines – The Chip Is Located In The Tip Of The Needle
By Martin Lauchenauer
RFID keeps getting smaller. On February 13, Hitachi unveiled a tiny, new “powder” type RFID chip measuring 0.05 x 0.05 mm — the smallest yet — which they aim to begin marketing in 2 to 3 years (I
THESE TRUTHS WE HOLD (Part XV)
Concerning Bows and the Sign of the Cross.
Orthodox worship is characterized by a complete utilization of the senses — sight, smell, hearing, speech and touch. We see the candles, Icons, frescoes, etc., we hear the sounds of singing and read
AN AID TO PRAYER SOME THOUGHTS ON THE USE OF A PRAYER BOOK
Source: Orthodox America
Many Protestants would argue that using a prayer book results in formal, ritualistic prayer and stifles a truly personal relationship with God. By contrast, some Orthodox are of the opinion that it is wrong to pray w
THESE TRUTHS WE HOLD (Part XIV)
The Liturgical books used in Orthodox worship fall into three main groups. The first of these are three books containing readings from Holy Scripture. These are the Book of Gospels, the Book of Epistles (Apostol), and the Book of