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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:

Orthodox worship services:


One thing that surprised me

What was it that surprised Frederica about the Orthodox Church?

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What do Orthodox Christians believe about sin?

Ever heard it said that there’s nothing good about you? That’s not how God sees you!

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What do Orthodox Christians believe about salvation?

“How can I be saved?” is one of the oldest, most apt questions anyone could ask.

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What is the goal of Christianity?

The goal of Christianity is broader than personal salvation.

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The Light of God’s Presence

God works in Christians by lighting them with His Presence.

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Hellfire & God’s Love

How can a Loving God send someone to hell? He doesn’t.

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The Orthodox Vespers Service

We meet for Vespers at 5:00pm on Saturday. Discover what Vespers is all about.

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The Orthodox Divine Liturgy

Divine Liturgy starts at 10:00am Sunday morning. Here’s what happens.

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The worship space

The Orthodox worship space is so filled with beauty and grandeur, it's fit for a King!

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The choir and chanters

It is the choir who leads an Orthodox worship service.

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Incense in Orthodox Worship

Believe it or not, incense has always been used in the worship of God.

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Asking our friends to pray for us

Most Christians ask a friend to pray for them.

We all need someone’s help from time to time … 

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Why Orthodox Christians repeat, “Lord, have mercy”

“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”!

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The Role of the Virgin Mary in the Orthodox Church

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