In this video, Fr. Andrew Damick lists 5 differences between Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism. (The list is not mean to be comprehensive). If you were to make a list of 5 differences, what would be on it? If you haven’t already, check out his updated edition of “Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy” by clicking here. I highly recommend it – it […]
Church Services / Experience
The Divine Liturgy is God’s gift to mankind; it allows us to enter into the life of Christ in a substantial and real way, and it culminates in the reception of the Holy Body and Life-Giving Blood of Jesus Christ. But if you’re new to Orthodoxy, or just visiting, the whole thing can be a […]
You may wonder why Orthodox Christians constantly entreat Jesus for mercy. Hasn’t Jesus already shown us mercy? It’s a valid question and one that Frederica seeks to address in this video entitled, “Why Do Orthodox Christians Repeat ‘Lord Have Mercy’?”
In this video, Frederica builds upon the first video in the series by sharing a little more about the Orthodox worship space. Whether you’re about to visit an Orthodox Church for the first time or you have been attending for quite awhile, this video may help you understand the reason behind where things are in […]
Throughout the year, the Orthodox Church celebrates events that happened within the history of the Church. The services allow us to enter into these Great Feasts in a substantial way. Frederica explains a little about the liturgical calendar above.
You may be surprised to find that there are typically two places in the Orthodox Church where you will find music stands. These two sections are where the choir and the chanters stand. The choir leads the Church in prayer. The chanters chant the specific hymns for the day or feast. How does this all […]
Most Protestants are uncomfortable with the idea that Orthodox (and Roman Catholic) Christians “pray to the saints.” Most of the discomfort centers around the word “pray.” What does it mean to “pray to the saints?” Frederica Mathewes-Green explains, in this video, that the word “pray,” in English, used to just mean “to make a request.” So, […]