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The Ancient Church (1of3) - True Christianity is the Eastern Orthodox Faith

The Ancient Church - True Christianity is the Eastern Orthodox Faith

A true Christian is made by faith and love toward Christ.

-Saint Herman of Alaska

A true Christian. A true Christian is made by faith and love toward Christ. -Saint Herman of Alaska

Fr. John Behr-The disciples did not come to a true knowledge of the revelation of God in Christ by hearing reports about his birth, nor by accompanying him for a period of time. This simply reflects the fact that the usual methods of human knowledge—scientific analysis, historical inquiry or philosophical reflection—are inadequate when the desired object of knowledge is God, for God is not subject to human, physical or mental, perception, but shows himself as and when he wills, just as the…

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There are many common objections to and misconceptions about Eastern Orthodoxy that people face when they become Orthodox.  Learn what they are and some (loving) ways to respond to them.

Common Misconceptions about Eastern Orthodoxy (and How to Respond to Them

This article explores several common misconceptions about the Eastern Orthodox Church, especially objections often raised before conversion.

"Like a tree planted by streams of water, the soul is irrigated by the Holy Scriptures and acquires vigour, produces tasty fruit, namely, true faith, and is beautified with a thousand green leaves, namely, actions that please God." - Saint John of Damascus

"Like a tree planted by streams of water, the soul is irrigated by the Holy Scriptures and acquires vigour, produces tasty fruit, namely, true faith, and is beautified with a thousand green leaves, namely, actions that please God." - Saint John of Damascus

Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit: The Lives and Counse... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FIX7S12/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_U_x_GuRiAbB28N6A2

Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit: The Lives and Counse... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FIX7S12/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_U_x_GuRiAbB28N6A2

FREE DOWNLOAD! This short ebook comprises of thirty of the most powerful post-New Testament Christian prayers by the pioneers of the ancient church.

FREE DOWNLOAD! This short ebook comprises of thirty of the most powerful post-New Testament Christian prayers by the pioneers of the ancient church.

Occasionally, I am asked why Orthodox Christians light candles. Lighting a candle serves as a visible sign of a prayer offered to God. Below, I thought I would share a couple of interesting things regarding candles. One is the prayer for the blessing of candles used by the Orthodox Church. The second is a collection of prayers that can be used to accompany the lighting of candles. I pray that they will be spiritually profitable for you.      Here is a prayer for the blessing of candles…

Why Orthodox Christians light candles. lighting a candle serves as a visible sign of a prayer offered to God.

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