Over these next few months, I hope to post some notes here that will introduce someone to Orthodox Christianity.

Orthodoxy isn’t simply another denomination, but the very Church that is the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church described in the Nicene Creed. It is the same Church described in the Bible as the Body of Christ and the Bride of Christ (1 Corinthians 12: 27; Ephesians 5: 23–25). Throughout its 2000-year history, Orthodox Christianity has remained faithful to the teachings and practices passed on from the Apostles and early Church Fathers (2 Thessalonians 2: 15). In accordance with Scripture, it has maintained its unity and oneness since the beginning (John 17:11, 21-23; Romans 12:5; I Corinthians 1:13, 12:12; Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 4:3-6; Colossians 3:15).

In short, Orthodoxy isn’t just “another church.” It is a way of life that molds us into the image of God making us partakers of the divine life!

The topics to be covered are:

  1. The Orthodox Understanding of the Old Testament: the Gospel According to Scripture
  2. The Orthodox Understanding of the New Testament: the Gospel of the Scripture Fulfilled
  3. A Brief History of the Church: the Gospel Goes Into the World.
  4. An Overview of Public Worship: Proclaiming the Gospel Today
  5. Sacraments in Orthodoxy: The Gospel of Grace
  6. Orthodox Spirituality: Being Formed by the Gospel
  7. Orthodoxy and Contemporary Issues: Living Out the Gospel

* Synodikon from the Seventh Ecumenical Council