SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH
The Holy Spirit works through all of the Sacraments of the Church to lead us to Christ the Lord who unites us with the Father. By participating in the Sacraments and the life of the Church, we grow closer to God. Click below to learn more about the theology, history, and practice of the Church’s Holy Mysteries (or Sacraments).
SPECIAL SERVICES AND BLESSINGS
In addition to the Holy Mysteries (or the Sacraments), the Orthodox Church counts a number of Special Services and Blessings which are associated with the needs, events, and tasks of our daily lives as well as our lives in the Church. Click below to learn more about the theology, history, and practice of the Church’s Special Services and Blessings.
FIRST TIME VISITING ORTHODOX CHURCH
Visiting an Orthodox Church for the first time is both an exciting and a joyous experience. Perhaps this is your first encounter with Christian Orthodoxy, with the Eastern Church – that is, the ancient faith, the church of the Apostles, as it worships today guided by the Holy Spirit. This “quick guide” is meant to prepare you for your first visit to an Orthodox Christian Church.
ORTHODOX CHURCH AND THE WORLD
What is the place of an ancient faith in the modern world? How can the Church be both dynamic and unchanging? What has carried the Church through the millennia? How can I learn more about the Church today? These are all pressing questions. Click below for a few brief thoughts covering some of these important questions.