Introduction to Orthodoxy 1: Introduction and Church Tour
This first lesson of the Introduction to Orthodoxy Series discusses briefly what it means to be Orthodox and includes a tour of an Orthodox Church.
Introduction to Orthodoxy 2: The History of the Orthodox Church
This lesson discusses the history of the Orthodox Church, the schism of 1054, the Church of Rome, Ecumenical Councils, our Creed and filioque.
Introduction to Orthodoxy 3: Jesus Christ
Who is Jesus Christ? This lesson speaks to the Incarnation, the Resurrection, the meaning of "Jesus Christ," and Christ as our Savior from sin.
Introduction to Orthodoxy 4: The Holy Trinity
In the Trinity's name we are brought into the Church, baptized in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy spirit, through and in the Trinity we pray, we affirm that it is the Trinity...
Introduction to Orthodoxy 5: Salvation
Repentance is our gateway to the Kingdom. This lesson discusses the idea that through good works, we can work toward our salvation.
Introduction to Orthodoxy 6: Fathers, Saints, and Theotokos
An overview of the roles of Church Fathers is offered, Saints and their intercession of prayer are discussed, a discussion of Theotokos includes Paraklesis...
Introduction to Orthodoxy 7: The Holy Sacraments
The sacraments are a means by which we come into contact with the Risen Jesus Christ. Baptism, Chrismation, Eucharist, confession, marriage, unction, and ordination are discussed.
Introduction to Orthodoxy 8: Prayer
The development of prayer, the Jesus Prayer, connecting our hearts to prayer, and the ascetic are discussed.
Introduction to Orthodoxy 9: Scripture
In this lesson students will discuss the history of scripture, whose interpretation to use, and what the bible is and is not.
Introduction to Orthodoxy 10: Orthodox Spirituality
For the purposes of this lesson, spirituality is spoken of as a specific way of living that can bring us closer to God, that can lead to communion, that is ultimately transformational...
Introduction to Orthodoxy 11: Becoming Orthodox
Becoming Orthodox is a journey, and not a destination. This brief lesson offers comparison to reaching the summit of Mount Everest.
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