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The Orthodox Faith

“The Orthodox Faith series is intended to provide basic, comprehensive information on the faith and life of the Orthodox Church.”

– oca.org

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Baptism: The Adult and the Child

“Baptism is the door leading to Christ.”

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The Sign of the Cross

“The sign of the Cross gives us great strength to repel and conquer evil and to do good, but we must remember to make the sign of the Cross correctly and without haste…”

– Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy

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Filioque (“and from the Son”)

…and in the Holy Spirit, who proceeds from the Father, who with the Father and Son together is worshiped and glorified…

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A Prayer Rule

“…the most important thing is standing before God with the mind in the heart with devotion and heartfelt prostration to Him.”

– St. Theophan the Recluse

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The Seven Ecumenical Councils

A summary of the Seven Ecumenical Councils that define Christian dogma and doctrine

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Blessed Father Seraphim Rose

“Orthodoxy is not so much a matter of the head,
it’s something living and it’s of the heart…”

– Blessed Fr. Seraphim Rose

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55 Maxims of Christian Living (Fr Thomas Hopko)

Precious reminders for every day…

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A Canon for Strugglers

“Don’t let anyone ever take your books away from you.
But don’t mistake the reading of books for the real thing,
which is the living of Orthodoxy.”

-Fr Seraphim Rose

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The Law of God (Fr Seraphim Slobodskoy)

“Protopriest Seraphim Slobodskoy’s Law of God alone, for instance, is used by hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of children in Sunday schools, while teenagers use this book to prepare for seminary. Many believe that it is one of the finest simple overviews of the Orthodox faith written in modern times.”

– OrthodoxWiki

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Orthodox Dogmatic Theology (Fr Michael Pomazansky)

“Since its publication over [thirty-five] years ago, the English edition of Orthodox Dogmatic Theology has received a very positive response, and has become regarded as one of the best introductory books on Orthodox theology.”
– Editor’s Preface