“‘I am the door,’ said Christ. ‘By me if any man enter in, he shall be saved.’ Christ is the Door to the Kingdom of Heaven, which we can find within us even during this life and which continues for eternity. But how do we find that Door amidst thousands of different sects and philosophies, all of which present a different image of Christ? If we look into the history of the Church He founded, we find one unbroken line in which His image has been kept pure and undistorted. That line is ancient Orthodoxy, the measuring stick of true Christianity.…
“This Church extends from the saints in Heaven down to the believers here on earth in order to raise us from earth to the heights of Heaven.… The true essence of the Church must be sought in Her spiritual life, which takes place in the heart; for it is within the heart that Christ reveals Himself.…
“Through the Sacraments, the Scriptures, the spiritual discipline and the ascetic teachings of the Orthodox Church, you will find the Door to Paradise. And then, in your own heart, your own inward being, you will find Paradise itself. You will find what true prayer is, and you will find Him Who has been calling you all your life: Christ, the Bridegroom of your soul.”
—excerpts from Door To Paradise published by St. Herman Press
What is Orthodox Christianity?
Through the Wardrobe
The Ancient Church of Acts
in the 21st Century
A Visual Journey of Orthodoxy
A Visit To The Holy Mountain Athos, Greece
Archbishop Kallistos Interview
Fr. Dumitru Staniloae
Essence of Christianity
Elder Nikon on Mount Athos
A practical guide to the worship of the orthodox church
Patriarchate, Archdiocese & Metropolis Websites
Patriarchate, Archdiocese & Metropolis Websites
- Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople [www.patriarchate.org]
- Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America [www.goarch.org]
- Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver [denver.goarch.org]
- Our Faith [www.goarch.org/ourfaith/]
- Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America [www.goarch.org/archdiocese/departments/religioused]
- Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha Website [lent.goarch.org]
- Hellenic College Holy Cross [www.hchc.edu]
- Liturgical Texts [www.goarch.org/chapel/texts]
- Personal and Devotional Prayers (for various occasions) [www.goarch.org/chapel/prayers]
- Potamitis Publishing (Children’s Books) [potamitis.us/]
Online Stores, Audio and Video, Fellowship Resources
- Orthodox Marketplace [www.orthodoxmarketplace.com]
- Holy Cross Bookstore [store.holycrossbookstore.com]
- Ancient Faith Store [store.ancientfaith.com/]
Audio and Video Resources
- Live Video Broadcasts [www.goarch.org/multimedia/live]
- Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) [www.myocn.net]
- Ancient Faith Radio [www.ancientfaith.com]
- Frederica Mathewes-Green [www.Theoria.tv]
- Orthodox Christian Fellowship [www.ocf.net]
- Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society [www.philoptochos.org]
Learn More about Greek Orthodoxy
Instructions for Joining The Orthodox Church
Excellent teachings about Orthodox Faith and Life by Rev. Fr. Thomas Fitzgerald. Good for anyone who is merely curious, or who is serious about embracing the Orthodox Christian Faith.
Photographs and wisdom from Mount Athos, the monastic heart of Orthodoxy.
“I am a witness and this is my testimony:
that man can overcome death
and become God-like through God’s grace.”
“The incarnation of God the Word found fertile ground in man’s proclivity to beauty, to goodness, to truth and to the eternal. Orthodoxy has not functioned as some religion or sect. It was not the movement of the human spirit towards God but the revelation of the true God, Jesus Christ, to man. A basic precept of Orthodoxy is that of the person – the personhood of God and of man. God is a Trinity of persons – persons with a common essence but distinct and unique characteristics. Man, who is in the image of God, is distinct and unique as a person. Consequently, Orthodoxy does not marginalize man. It hopes for true unity and worldwide brotherhood for the human race and offers to provide it. It has not consumed ethnic groups; it has not clumped everyone into one mass; rather it contributes to the preservation of the particular cultural identity of every ethnic group.”
Other Orthodox Links
A website that collects Orthodox articles and news stories from around the world.
The miracle of the Holy Fire that appears at the tomb of Jesus Christ each year on Great and Holy Saturday.
Community-edited Encyclopedia of Orthodoxy.
Free downloadable catechetical/Sunday school lessons specially created for parents and teachers. Developed by parents, along with catechetical school teachers, and reviewed by clergymen.
“The Orthodox Arts Journal publishes articles and news for the promotion of traditional Orthodox liturgical arts. The Journal covers visual arts, music, liturgical ceremony and texts, and relevant art history and theory. The Journal presents these topics together to highlight the unified witness of the arts to the beauty of the Kingdom of God and to promulgate an understanding of how the arts work together in the worship of the Church.”
Directory of Orthodox Christian Parishes
A project of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America
Information about making bread for the Divine Liturgy.