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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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Church History Scripture

Historical Evolution of the New Testament

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness”

II Timothy 3:16

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Church History Scripture

Controversial Books of the Canon

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness”

II Timothy 3:16

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Church History Scripture

Canonicity of the Gospels

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness”

II Timothy 3:16

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Church History Scripture

The Bible of the Apostles

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness”

II Timothy 3:16

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Christian Living Scripture

The Psalter

“If we keep vigil in church,
David [i.e. Psalms] comes first, last and central.”

– St. John Chrysostom

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Catechesis Church History Scripture Theology

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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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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Blessed Theophylact

“…the novice should also read The Herald; that is, the explanation of the Gospel by Blessed Theophylact”

-St Ignatius Brianchaninov

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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