Orthodox Christianity

Bible | New Testament | King James Bible

What you see in front of you – is believed to be The New Testament of the Bible – consisting of all 27 Books of it, listed below in full, the well-known 4 Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, pastoral Epistles of Paul, Peter and other Apostles, the First disciples of Jesus Christ, the English translation used – is that of King James Version Bible – translated from old Greek into English during the years 1604 – 1611 – being one of the oldest and most authoritative version of English language Bible up to our days.

Grace of the Holy Spirit

The Grace of God is that mysterious, spiritual strength or energy, emanating from God, which brings to life, strengthens, and enlightens all rationally moral beings. Truly, the Grace of God enlightens the thoughts of people so that they see the truth and begin to love it: It heals spiritual illnesses by cleansing the conscience and releasing people from the tyranny of the passions. It changes...

The Gospel of Resurrection | Fr. G. Florovsky

Death is a catastrophe for man; this is the basic principle of the whole of Christian anthropology. Man is an amphibious being, both spiritual and corporeal, and so he was created by God. Body belongs organically to the unity of human existence. The preaching of the Resurrection as well as the preaching of the Cross was foolishness to Gentiles: St. Paul had already been called...

Christian Faith and Knowledge

The First Word of Christian Symbol of Faith is “I believe.” All of Christian confession is based upon faith. God is the first object of Christian belief. Thus, Christian acknowledgment of the existence of God is founded not upon rational grounds, not on proofs taken from reason or received from the experience of our outward senses, but upon an inward, higher conviction which has a...

Sources of Christian Doctrine

Sources of Christian Doctrine: 1. Purity of Teaching 2. Dogmas. 3. The Sources of Dogmas. 4. Sacred Scripture. 5. Sacred Tradition. 6. The Catholic Consciousness of the Church. 7. Dogmas and Canons. 8. The Works Of The Holy Fathers. 9. The Divine Services // From the first days of her existence, the Church of Christ has ceaselessly been concerned that her children should stand firm...

St. Paul, Apostle | Biography

Of all the Christians that have ever lived, there is, perhaps, not one whose; life is invested with a greater interest than that; of St. Paul the Apostle. St. Paul taught in words the unity of faith and discipline, the necessity of order, the obedience due to lawful authority, but he taught it also in his own life. The Apostle had been highly educated; he...

St. Athanasius and Times, 4th Century

This is the story about Saint Athanasius of Alexandria (c. 296–298 – 2 May 373), also called Athanasius the Great or Athanasius the Confessor, was the 20th bishop of Alexandria, Egypt, then a part of Roman Empire (as Athanasius I). His episcopate lasted 45 years (c. 8 June 328 – 2 May 373), of which over 17 were spent in five exiles ordered by four...

St. Mark | Apostle and founder of Coptic Church

The Coptic Church or the Church of Alexandria is called See of St. Mark - one of the earliest four sees: Jerusalem, Antioch, Alexandria and Rome. St. Mark, the author of the Gospel according to Mark, is considered the founder of the Coptic Church. St. Mark was an African native of Jewish parents who belonged to the Levites' tribe: His family lived in Cyrenaica until...

Discipleship in Orthodox Christianity

The Christian life is a life of discipleship. Everyone who believes in Christ, is called to be His disciple. Christ was called 'the Teacher', and 'the Good Teacher', being His disciple is something for all Christians to claim, Jesus had His special disciples who were called "His own" (John 13: 1). These were the men whom He prepared for ministering the word (Acts 6:4). It...

Words of Spiritual Benefit | Shenouda III

Here I am publishing these very inspirational and full of profound Christian wisdom - Words of Spiritual Benefit from Pope Shenouda III (3 August 1923 – 17 March 2012) – the former Head of Coptic Orthodox Christian Church of Alexandria. These Words of Spiritual Wisdom are very inspirational and instructing aphorisms and quotes on different subjects of personal improvement and good Christian living as well...

Saint Panteleimon - Healer and Martyr

Saint Panteleimon, the Great-martyr and famous Healer, was living in Nicomedia in Bithynia during the reign of Emperor Maximian and martyred circa 305. Maximian was known as a very cruel torturer of Christians. Everywhere believers in Christ were severely persecuted and many faithful Christians suffered and thousands martyred for the name of Jesus Christ and St. Panteleimon was among them. This is the story how...

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