The Internet School of Orthodox Studies Fall 2003 program is designed to help Orthodox Christians understand the Orthodox faith. This series is presented by Rev. Dr. Frank Marangos and Rev. Dr. George Bithos.

Established by the Department of Religious Education in 1998, ISOS ran through the Fall of 2005 as a means to assist Orthodox Christians to better understand the teachings of the Orthodox Church. These classes have all been archived on the goarch.org website with the assistance of the Archdiocese Department of Internet Ministries. The ISOS web site address is: www.isos.goarch.org. A variety of materials and resources are available on the ISOS Web Site.


We Offer These Gifts: The Proskomide Service

In this video, viewers will watch the Proskomide (Prothesis) service, when a priest prepares the bread (prosphoro) and wine for a Divine Liturgy. Each action will be seen, its significance and...

Vested in Grace: The Liturgical Dress of Orthodox Clergy

In this video, viewers will see a deacon, priest, and bishop vest for a Divine Liturgy. Each vestment will be seen, its significance and history briefly discussed, and the prayers the clergy recite...

Holy Pentecost - Exploring the Feasts of the Orthodox Christian Church

In this video, we learn about Holy Pentecost and its significance. We also explore aspects of its celebration in the Orthodox Church, as it brings the paschal period to a close.

You are a Royal Priesthood (feat. Fr. Stephen Freeman)

As Christians, we're all priests of creation. We're all called to live liturgically: to offer ourselves, each other, and all our lives to Christ our God.

What Vestments Reveal About our Relationship with God

Vestments are more than decorations: they reveal something important about our relationship with God and the role of our clergy.

Our Sacred Order

Hierarchy isn't about status or being important. In the Church, hierarchy is our sacred order, the way we fit together as One Body.

What We Love Matters

In the final episode of The Trench, Christian explores how what we love orients our way of being in the world and how what we love is shaped by what we do. Join Christian as he says goodbye to the...

What to Expect When Visiting an Orthodox Christian Church

The visitor to an Orthodox church is usually impressed by the unique features and the external differences between this place of worship and those of the various traditions of Western Christianity....

A Brief Introduction to the Orthodox Church

The Orthodox Church has her origin with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, not with a human teacher, or group, nor a code of conduct or religious philosophy. Orthodoxy believes that the Church has...

10 Fun Facts About the Orthodox Church

Orthodoxy has been in the news a lot thanks to the upcoming Holy and Great Council. Here are 10 fun facts about the Orthodox Church to share with your family and friends!