|"Stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle."
-St. Paul, Second Epistle to the Church of Thessalonica (2:15)
|The Holy Orthodox Theology of the Eastern Church
Dedicated to theological inquiry so that the Catholic Church may breathe with both lungs again.
|-ON THE MOST HOLY TRINITY & ORTHODOX THEOLOGY:
On the Mystery of the Holy Trinity
On the Holy Spirit by St. Basil Great
The Holy Trinity in the Works of St. John & St. Paul the Apostles
The Essence and Energy of God -by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware & Vladimir Lossky
Definitions in Orthodox Theology
On Orthodox Apophatic Theology
On the Two Ways of Knowledge
On Orthodox Gnosiology
-ON THE WORD OF GOD INCARNATE - OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST:
On the Two Great Traditions of Orthodox Christology
Christ Assumed our Fallen Humanity In Order to Heal It
On the Passion of the Christ: Why Did Jesus Have to Die?
How did Jesus, the Incarnate Son of God, Suffer?
The Veneration of Icons of Christ and the Saints: by Rev. Dn. John Whiteford
-ON ST. MARIAM - THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS:
The Conception of the Holy Virgin Mariam, Bearer of God
The Miraculous Virgin Birth of our Lord
The Falling Asleep of the Holy Mother of God
On the Orthodox Doctrine of Theosis
Theosis: The Goal of Christian Life -from the OSB & Bishop Youseff
Is the Soul Infused or Generated?
The Trifold Nature of Man -by Most Rev. Metropolitan Kallistos Ware
"Ancestral Sin" vrs. "Original Sin": by the V. Rev. Antony Hughes
On the Soteriology of the Third Century Eastern Fathers
-ON CHRISTIAN ETHICS:
The Ethics of the New Testament -by St. Basil the Great
The Orthodox View on Abortion -by Rev. Fr. Victor Potapav
The Saints and the Church Speak Out Against Abortion -by the Greek Orthodox Church
The Teaching of the One Holy Catholic & Apostolic Church on Homosexuality -Fr. Boyadjian
On "Gay Marriage" -A Roman Catholic Perspective -by V. Rev. Msgr. Pope
Questions and Answers on "Gay Marriage"
On Homosexuality & Women's Ordination -by H.H. Pope Shenouda III
Pastoral Letter On Pornography -by Most Rev. Bishop Robert Finn
Prayer for Those who Sleep in Christ
Heaven & Hell in the Afterlife According to the Bible -by Peter Chopelas
On the "Worship" of Saints and Icons -from the Arimathea Website
-ON ECCLESIOLOGY AND ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY:
The Importance of Tertullian and Irenaeus on the Early Church
Principles of Primacy in Eastern Orthodoxy
On Roman Primacy & Eastern Theology in the Catholic Church
The Iconoclastic Developments in Eighth Century Byzantium
The Great Schism between Rome and Constantinople
Dialogue with a Neo-Modalist
The Bible and the Apostolic Authority of the Church
On the Hierarchical Orders of the Catholic Church
*All articles, unless otherwise noted, by Rev. Sub-Deacon Lazarus W. Der-Ghazarian, M.A.
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|"The Faith of the Church is a summary of what the Prophets predicted, what the Lord fulfilled, what the Apostles preached,
what the Martyrs witnessed, what the Saints lived, and what the Fathers preserved. That is the Christian Faith."
-St. Athanasius the Great
Orthodoxy stands outside the circle of ideas in which western Christians
have moved for the past eight centuries; it has undergone no scholastic revolution,
no Reformation and Counter-Reformation, but still lives in that older Tradition
of the Fathers which so many in the west now desire to recover.
-Met. Kallistos Ware, from the book The Orthodox Church
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by St. Andrei Rublev
|The Three Holy Hieracrchs:
St. Basil the Great
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St. Gregory the Theologian