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For Inquirers
 

What is the Orthodox Church 

This short essay provides a nice overview of the Orthodox Church.
What is meant by the Church is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic
Church:

One because our Lord Jesus Christ founded only one Church.  
It is holy through the sanctification of its Founder and Head, Jesus Christ
 and the operation of the Holy Spirit.
 
It is catholic because it is universal, and knows no limitations of place or
time.

It is apostolic because it was founded by the Holy Apostles.
This is the Orthodox Church-the One, Holy, Catholic and
Apostolic Church.

From Protestant to Orthodox

From the perspective of an Evangelical Christian, this thoughtful and
informative post is worth sharing with any casual – or serious – inquirer
into the Orthodox Faith.

  The Spiritual Guide in Orthodox Christianity 

Written by Bishop Kallistos Ware, this wonderful article offers the reader
insight into the role of the Spiritual Father in the Orthodox Christian's
quest for salvation.

 Straight Answers About the Orthodox Church

Consider this an FAQ for inquirers into Orthodoxy.
Filled with just the right amount of humor and candor, this is written in a
manner that all appreciate.

 Sacred Nature of the Sacraments

This article is written in response to those who assert that the 
sacraments of the Christian Church are purely symbolic and not filled 
with the Grace of the Holy Spirit.  The Orthodox Church has held from
the beginning that the sacraments are spiritual in nature, and only in 
relatively modern times have non-Orthodox Christians rejected this belief.

Saint Cyprian of Carthage Concerning Baptism_of_infants

This historic document serves as evidence of the position of the Early Church regarding Infant Baptism. This is an important paper for those seriously inquiring into the Orthodox Faith.

Orthodox Catechism

For those visiting an Orthodox Church for the first time, the experience may
be overwhelming with all of the new sights, scents, and sounds. This article
provides a nice framework to guide an inquirer through their first visit.

 Texas Christians Practice the Orthodox Faith
“While our members include some people — mainly immigrants — who were raised as Orthodox Christians, most are native East Texans who converted to this branch of Christianity because they found it met their needs and answered their questions”

A Calvinist Anglican Converts to Orthodoxy

A recent interview with a former member of the Anglican Church regarding his conversion to the Orthodox Christian Faith.
 Raising a Saint
This charming and short essay presents parents with the simple truth to raising a holy and God-fearing child.
Concerning the Baptism of Infants
Often a focal point in discussions with the non-Orthodox, this paper uses scripture as the basis for debunking the belief against Baptism of infants.

What Does It Mean to Be a Christian

Written by Saint Hilarion, one of the countless new Martyrs of the 20th century. This treatise continues with his previous writings teaching about the relation of Scripture to the Church in a modern context.
Saint Hilarion further helps the reader to understand that there is One Church and to be a Christian means to belong to the Church...The Church is the realization of Christ's love and any separation from the Church is a violation of this love.

 Restoration of the Orthodox Way of Life

A classic work from an eminent Hierarch and one of the 20th century's most respected spiritual fathers may rightly be subtitled to "how to survive as an Orthodox Christian in the anti-Christian 20th century."

 Love Your Neighbor

Words of wisdom from Saint Cosmas of Aitolia in Greece. This is sure to illustrate clearly the Lord's second great command to love our neighbor. Orthodoxy is not merely a belief system, but a way of life.



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