Volumes have been written on the inexhaustible treasures of our Greek Orthodox heritage. It is not the purpose of this guidebook to instruct its readers in Orthodox theology of Church history. However, it is important to understand that everything we do is based upon the premise that the Orthodox Faith is founded upon the teachings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, now and always.
Orthodoxy holds that the eternal truths of God's saving revelation in Jesus Christ are preserved in the living Tradition of the Church under the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Holy Scripture is at the heart of the Tradition and the touchstone of the faith. While Holy Scripture is the written testimony of God's revelation, Holy Tradition is the all-encompassing experience of the Church under the abiding guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit.
Ecology in light of Christ's Resurrection.
John Yiannias discusses the history of the evolution of the architecture of Orthodox churches, and the art in them to show how they are integral aspects of the whole liturgical 'event'. He reviews Orthodox Architecture, Paintings and Mosaics, the present revival of Byzantine Art, as well as Orthodox Art in America.
A look at the relationship between the Orthodox Church and the Environmental movement. The Church's perspective on the movement to aid the environment.
The relationship between the Orthodox Church and Ecology.
A look at the diversity of the Christian Church in the first century.
A history of the Greek Orthodox Church in America.
A look at the prayer, Kyrie eleison, in Orthodox life.
Since Worship is so important to Orthodoxy, the best introduction to the Orthodox Church is for the non-Orthodox to attend the Divine Liturgy or the celebration of one of the major Sacraments. At first, the visitor may be overwhelmed by the music and the ceremonies, but it is in Worship that the distinctive flavor, rich traditions, and living faith of Orthodoxy are truly experienced.