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Orthodox Study Links
Internet Resources for the Study and Practice of Orthodoxy
There are many resources on the world wide web describing the faith and practice of Orthodoxy. These are links assembled by the parish web administrators, and supplemented or approved by the clergy at St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church as useful or helpful. Frequent additions and revisions are expected.
Interested inquirers, as well as parishioners, are invited to contact
the church office to raise any questions on the study and practice of Orthodoxy or to attend classes periodically offered
through the church.
|Diocese and Archdiocese Materials
|The Church Fathers and Primary Materials
by Frederica Mathewes-Green
Wondering how an Orthodox service differs from what you may be familiar with? This article is sure to help!
Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir's Seminary, provides in the four-volume The Orthodox Faith
an in-depth summary of the foundational doctrines and practices of Orthodoxy: Doctrine
, the Bible and Church History
, and Spirituality
. Available in hard copy and online. The Pastor of St. Elias frequently recommends that serious inquirers investigate this series, offered on the OCA
The Doctrine of Christ: A Layman's Handbook
by Archbishop Dmitri, Orthodox Church in America
This modern, relatively short treatise on the central teaching of Orthodoxy, the doctrine of Christ, is offered on the web site of St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Cathedral
, Dallas, Texas.
collected on the web site
of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Tulsa, OK. Church History, Patristics, Music, Architecture and more. Weeks of good reading.
A library of basic theological and liturgical Orthodox textbooks from Holy Trinity Theological School on the Internet
, a project of Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY (click Textbooks).
Some earnest articles and essays by Nikolai Berdyaev
(1874 - 1948) containing idiosyncratic and stimulating ideas about Orthodoxy in a modern and post-modern era. Readers pursuing this line of thought may be interested also in Metropolitan John Zizioulas
of Pergamon, Fr. Georges Florovsky
, Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann
, and Christos Yannaras
Interview with a Russian priest
working with English-speaking converts.
To view some of the Iconography of master iconographer Tatiana Romanova Grant, click here
|Ancient Faith Radio
A 24-hour internet Orthodox Radio Station, a publicly-supported ministry of All Saints
Antiochian Orthodox Church in Chicago. Reliable, beautiful Orthodox music, along with a variety of lectures from the "Great Tapes" series scheduled
year-round. Also offering podcasts of the Our Life in Christ
series of Orthodox topics. See their web site
for more information, and be sure to click "Listen Now."
Five talks from Our Life in Christ on the Prayer of St. Ephrem the Syrian
links from Holy Cross Antiochian Orthodox Church
in Linithicum, MD., including His Grace Bishop Kallistos (Ware) of Diokletia on the subject of The Cross. A treasury of lectures (for purchase) by Bishop Kallistos is here
Lectures by Fr. Thomas (Hopko)
from the Diocesan Assembly of the South, 2006.
Extensive notes that were taken from lectures, Lessons on Christian Dogmatics
, by Professor I. Zizioulas (current Metropolitan John of Pergamon and Chairman of the Athens Academy) at the Poemantic Division of the Thessaloniki University’s School of Theology, during the academic year 1984-1985.
A web site with many MIDI files of Orthodox liturgical music in English and Slavonic.
Orthodoxy in America
(see About Orthodoxy
) is a good site for beginning to explore Orthodoxy on-line, with parish locators.
Orthodox Family Life
A pan-Orthodox "knowledge landscape" in the popular wiki form, a website editable by the public, no substitute
for authoritative Orthodox sources, still it offers a stimulating and delightful Orthodox potpourri which strives to be encyclopedic and yields, for instance, a beautiful and moving icon
of the Chinese Martyrs of the Boxer Rebellion.
The "Orthodox Fragrance," an unofficial term derived to express the genius of Orthodox practice, at its best, in bringing together the rigor of truth with the kindness, simplicity, practicality, and clarity of vision that spring from humility and hope. Various informal and miscellaneous illustrative excerpts will be linked
here from time to time.