Think you know Christianity?
You might have been to church before, or known someone who has. Or you might even be a regular church-going Christian. No matter your background, Frederica Matthewes-Green introduces a version of Christianity that is radically different from the Christianity you may think you know.
The Orthodox Faith is older, deeper, and more mystical than regular versions of Christianity. It's a timeless Christianity with such depth, breadth, beauty and grandeur that it’d take lifetimes to exhaust.
Frederica provides a range of short introductions to the Orthodox Faith.
What Orthodox Christians believe about:
What you can expect to see in church:
- The worship space
- The choir and chanters
- Icons & the sign of the cross
- Incense in worship
- Why Orthodox Christians repeat, “Lord, have mercy”
- Asking our friends to pray for us
- The Role of the Virgin Mary
Orthodox worship services:
What was it that surprised Frederica about the Orthodox Church?
Ever heard it said that there’s nothing good about you? That’s not how God sees you!
“How can I be saved?” is one of the oldest, most apt questions anyone could ask.
The goal of Christianity is broader than personal salvation.
God works in Christians by lighting them with His Presence.
Hellfire & God’s Love
We meet for Vespers at 5:00pm on Saturday. Discover what Vespers is all about.
Divine Liturgy starts at 10:00am Sunday morning. Here’s what happens.
The Orthodox worship space is so filled with beauty and grandeur, it's fit for a King!
It is the choir who leads an Orthodox worship service.
Believe it or not, incense has always been used in the worship of God.
Most Christians ask a friend to pray for them.
We all need someone’s help from time to time …
“Lord, have mercy” might sound like groveling and begging. But it is meant in a very positive way. It is a translation of the Greek words “Kyrie Eleison,” meaning “Lord, free us” and “Lord, heal us”!