The Orthodox Faith
A Fr. Thomas Hopko Study
The Orthodox Faith series is intended to provide basic, comprehensive information on the faith and life of the Orthodox Church.
Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko (1939–2015) was professor of dogmatic theology and served as dean of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. Alongside his numerous books and articles, Father Thomas was also renowned as a gifted speaker and homilist.
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The Preface is written by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon
Volume I – Doctrine and Scripture
Volume 1 contains four sections: sources of Christian Doctrine, main doctrines of the Orthodox Church present by way of commentary on the Nicene Creed, an explanation of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, & an explanation on Scripture.
Volume II – Worship
Volume 2 contains 5 sections: the church building, the sacraments, daily cycles of prayer, the church year, and the Divine Liturgy.
Volume III – Church History
Volume 3, written by Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko and revised and expanded by Dr. David C. Ford, contains an in-depth look at church history through the centuries.
Volume IV – Spirituality
Volume 4 deals with the main themes of Christian Life: prayer, fasting, repentance, the virtues, witness in the world, and communion with God.