My Own Vision of
The Ultimate: Why am I an Eastern Orthodox Christian?
I could have joined many other Churches and the exposure to
reformation thought has only helped to confirm my commitment to the
apostolic tradition as maintained by the Oriental Orthodox Churches.
Are You Saved?
Answer to Pentecostal Followers
View of Orthodox Church
Practices from a Pentacostal Faithful
Answer from Orthodox Faithful
Another Comment/view from an Orthodox Faithful
Orthodox Spirituality presents the process of a Christian’s progress
on the road to perfection in Christ, by the cleansing of passions
and the winning of the virtues, a process which takes place in a
certain order. Spirituality describes the manner in which the
Christians can go forward from the cleansing of one passion, to the
cleansing of another, and the same to the acquiring of the different
Principles Of Orthodox Worship
Ten principles of the orthodox worship are described. Orthodox
worship is complete and is designed to invoke the whole human being
(mind, body and spirit) and the five senses. It also has a
strong biblical basis.
Do We Need a Priest?
We need a priest because the priestly authority which forgives the
sin of the repenting believers is the key to Heaven.
A Brief Introduction to the Holy Qurbana (The Liturgy of St. James)
The Liturgy envisages a cosmic worship, involving the heavenly hosts, all of
creation, and the Church constituting of all its believers, those who have
departed, the living and those yet to come. The worship has, as its model, the
worship of God in heaven. And to create this effect, the
Church uses physical gestures, the use of incense and the beautifully
embroidered altar covering and vestments of the celebrant. Along with its
simplicity and brevity, this liturgy remains one of the most beautiful
expressions of worship in all of Christianity.
An Explanation of
the Holy Qurbana
A step by step explanation of the holy qurbana. Especially great for
Holy Qurbana - Commentary and Description
Holy Qurbana - Questions
51 questions dealing with all aspects of the Holy Qurbana are
answered. Great overview of the Holy Qurbana.
It is our central act of worship and sacrament of
sacraments. It is the perfection of all other sacraments. St
James, half-brother of our Lord and the first bishop of
Jerusalem, was the first to conduct it and form a written
liturgy in AD 37. Syrian Orthodox Church has a wealth of about
80 liturgies. All the liturgies are based on St James liturgy
but nevertheless St James liturgy is the finest, the first and
the most important of all.
Orthodox Christian Life
The spiritual teachings of Eastern Christianity, the rituals and the
traditions of the Orthodox Church, have a transformative power. They
have been repeated on every continent, every year for centuries.
The Significance of
Holy Campfire (Bonfire) or Fire pit Service as Part of Christmas
The Orthodox liturgy on Christmas is usually conducted in the silence
of night and is designed in such a way as to attract anyone to it. It
often creates in the minds of the faithful an inexplicable experience
of the coming down of heaven to earth.
A Biblical Perspective-
Praying for and Commemorating the Departed
In the Christian tradition we remember the faithful departed in our liturgy,
prayers, and on feast days. One Sunday is set apart to remember all our faithful
departed. This Sunday is known in the Church Calendar as the Aaneede.
Praying to the Saints - Why do Catholics Venerate the Saints?
The historic Christian practice of asking our departed brothers and
sisters in Christ—the saints—for their intercession has come under
attack in the last few hundred years.
Fate Of The Soul After Death Prior To The Last Judgement, Orthodox
The teaching of Orthodox Church fathers
on what happens after death. This is contrasted with the teaching of
Catholic Church and Pentecostal church.
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