Category Archives: Orthodox Theology

Regarding the Transfiguration

By Fr. Steven Allen of Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Saint Claire Shores, MI The Great Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, which we will celebrate this month, reveals to us the solution for the disorder of our … Continue reading

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Why do we follow the Old Orthodox Calendar?

This article briefly summarizes why we use the Old Calendar, what Ecumenism is, and who the Genuine Orthodox Christians are.  The New Calendar has been condemned by three Pan-Orthodox Councils.  The New Calendar was also introduced without the assent of … Continue reading

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The Effects of Baptism

It is now nearing four years since I was baptized into the Orthodox Church.  As a result, I have been reflecting on the time around my baptism and the many graces that baptism into the Church of Christ has bestowed … Continue reading

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Holy Three Hierarchs Orthodox Theological Institute

The Hellenic Orthodox Traditionalist Church of America has established its theological institute, named after the Holy Three Hierarchs.  The theological institute will be offering its first semester of courses in the upcoming fall trimester, starting September 14th, the ecclesiastical new … Continue reading

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Confession

The word “confession” bears two meanings in Orthodoxy: to both confess the faith and to confess one’s sins.  Confessing our Orthodox faith may mean living an Orthodox life (being charitable, explaining and at times defending our faith to others), up … Continue reading

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Remembering Death

Having recently attended a funeral of a dear Orthodox Christian woman, I felt inspired to write this brief entry.  In our modern day and age, particularly here in North America and also in Western Europe, the death rates are rather … Continue reading

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The Theotokos, the Mother of Our Lord God and Savior, Jesus Christ

The name “Theotokos” means “Mother of God” in Greek, a title officially recognized at the Council of Ephesus in 431 AD, but one which was in use well before this council.  Nestorius proposed that she was in fact the Christotokos, … Continue reading

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