Consequences of the Fall

Consequences of the Fall by Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia an excerpt from his book, The Orthodox Way Created for fellowship with the Holy Trinity, called to advance in love from the divine image to the divine likeness, man chose instead a path that led not up but down. He repudiated the Godward relationship [...]

Great Lent: The Season of Repentance

Great Lent: The Season of Repentance by Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) Repentance marks the starting point of our journey as believers. “Jesus began to preach, saying: Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17). The Greek term metanoia signifies primarily a “change of mind.” In approaching God, we are to change [...]


Coming Home to God

Coming Home to God: The Meaning of the Lenten and Paschal Season From beginning to end the lenten and paschal services of this special season in the Church’s life call us to return to God our Father. The theme of the parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) runs through the entire season. The [...]



Why Are Priests Called Father in Your Church? by Father Steven Tsichlis Recently, in a conversation with someone who attends a "non-denominational" church, the question was asked: "Why are priests called 'Father' in your Church? This is not what the Bible teaches! Doesn't Jesus Himself say, 'Call no man on earth your father, for [...]


Frequently Asked Questions About the Orthodox Church by Fr. Steven Tsichlis

Frequently Asked Questions About the Orthodox Church by Fr. Steven Tsichlis Many people believe that in order to be Christian, you must be a member of a Roman Catholic, Protestant or more recently, a non-denominational church. As Orthodox Christians, we are catholic, but not Roman Catholic. Catholic is a Greek word that means [...]

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