These Truths We Hold - An Expostulation on the Orthodox Christian Faith

The Outline Below Contains a Wealth of Information About the Precepts and Tenents of the Eastern Orthodox Faith.   May Its Salvific Content Enlighten the Orthodox Christian Soul.

Church History

A History of the Orthodox Church
Orthodoxy in America
Orthodoxy in the World

Feasts of the Church

The Feast of Feasts - Pascha
The Twelve Great Feasts
Various Other Feasts

Orthodox Dogma and Doctrine

Holy Tradition
The Beatitudes
The Christian Ethic
The Mother of God
The Symbol of Faith
The Ten Commandments

Orthodox Icons

Holy Icons
Icon Not-Made-By-Hands
Icons of the Mother of God

Orthodox Monasticism

The Monastic Grades
The Monastic Tonsure

Orthodox Prayer

Communing With God in Prayer
The Church's Prayer for the Dead

Orthodox Scripture

The Holy Bible
The New Testament
The Old Testament
The Old Testament Apocrypha
Use in Church
Where to Find

Orthodox Symbolism

The Cross
The Other Symbols

Orthodox Worship

Fasting Rules
Fasting Seasons and Days
Glossary of Liturgical Terms
Great Lent and Pascha
Liturgical Books
Liturgical Gestures
Liturgical Music
Services of the Daily Cycle
The Divine Liturgy
The Five Cycles

Sacraments of the Church

Church Mysteries
Holy Baptism
Holy Chrismation
Holy Communion
Holy Matrimony
Holy Orders
Holy Repentance
Holy Unction

The Church Building and Its Servers

The Altar and Its Furnishings
The Bells
The Candles and Their Symbolism
The Church Building
The Clergy
The Iconostasis
The Sacristy and Vestry

Excerpts taken from "These Truths We Hold - The Holy Orthodox Church: Her Life and Teachings". Compiled and Edited by A Monk of St. Tikhon's Monastery. Copyright 1986 by the St. Tikhon's Seminary Press, South Canaan, Pennsylvania 18459.

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