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Welcome to the Orthodox Church

An Introduction to the Orthodox Worship Space

Join Frederica Mathewes-Green, in this video series, on a journey into the Eastern Orthodox Church. Learn about Orthodox teachings and dogma, Orthodox architecture and terminology, and what it means to live an Orthodox life. In this first video, Frederica introduces the basics of of the Orthodox worship space—the altar, the iconostasis, and iconography—in order to help […]

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick

Where did the Bible come from?

Most Christians take the Bible as a given. But where did the Bible come from? Answering this question is more difficult than you may think. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick explains. [Full original script follows. Includes some lines that got edited for length. Copyright 2017-18 by Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick.] Most Christians take the Bible as […]

Animated Videos

55 Maxims for Christian Living

Memory eternal, Fr. Thomas Hopko! Below are the 55 Maxims in written form: 1. Be always with Christ. 2. Pray as you can, not as you want. 3. Have a keepable rule of prayer that you do by discipline. 4. Say the Lord’s Prayer several times a day. 5. Have a short prayer that you […]

Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon On . . .

The Word “Atonement”

How should Orthodox Christians use (or not use) the word “Atonement?” Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon looks at the word in the context of history, and proffers some potentially surprising conclusions. Watch the entire series of videos with Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon. Related posts: Orthodoxy and the Atonement Reclaiming The Atonement — Book Review How Are We […]

Liturgics for Readers and Choir Directors (Lessons)

Lesson 9: The Hours & Divine Liturgy

St. Tikhon’s Monastery presents the ninth in a series of twelve lessons on Liturgics for Readers and Choir Directors in the Orthodox Christian tradition. What are the Hours? When are they read, and what do they consist of? This video discusses such details and also presents an overview of the variable hymnography used at Divine […]