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A True Member of the Church

An excerpt from Metropolitan Hierotheos Nafpaktos, Entering the Orthodox Church, (trans. Marina Mary Robb), Birth of the Theotokos Monastery (2004), pp. 98-101. A true member of the Church and a real Christian is the person who has the following attributes. First, he remains within the Church, without leaving it through atheism or heresy. He is not cut off from this ... Read More »

A Guide for Receiving Holy Eucharist (Communion)

(Jesus Said): “Truly”, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink His blood, you have no life in you…For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed” (John 6:53, 55). When we receive Holy Eucharist (Thanksgiving), we are receiving Jesus Himself. This tangible experience and action allows us the ... Read More »

Documentary – The Ancient Church

The following videos are from an Orthodox Christian catechism that gives an overall introduction to the Eastern Orthodox Church, its beliefs, its history and its presence within the world. (Produced by Silverline Films which is associated with the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America.) Public Note: To ensure historical accuracy, we should cite one slight error within Part 1 which asserts ... Read More »