How Orthodoxy Saved Me. Bible Answer Man Podcast Series

How Orthodoxy Saved Me. Bible Answer Man Podcast Series

Listen to Bible Answer Man, New podcast brought to your through Christian Research Institute and now showcased on Orthodox Christian Network.  More than 50 years Hank Hanegraaff, A Man of God has shared the answers and insight of the Bible Answer Man Broadcast.  Listen to Best-Selling Author’s Conversation on his experience...

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Why Do We Call the Virgin Mary the Theotokos?

Why Do We Call the Virgin Mary the Theotokos?

Orthodox Christianity can be confusing and overwhelming for inquirers. To add the the confusion, Orthodoxy makes use of, what seems to be, an entirely different vocabulary. Words like nous, asceticism, and theosis sound eerie and unfamiliar. Most inquirers will notice one word, or title, in particular: Theotokos. What does this title mean and why...

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The Role of the Virgin Mary in the Orthodox Church

The Role of the Virgin Mary in the Orthodox Church

The Virgin Mary tends to be the touchiest topic for Protestants looking into the Orthodox Church. When a Protestant attends Divine Liturgy for the first (or second, or third, or fourth) time, they will likely squirm during the hymns to the Virgin. In fact, they may be uncomfortable just seeing icons of...

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Icons, the Sign of the Cross, and Tradition in Orthodoxy

Icons, the Sign of the Cross, and Tradition in Orthodoxy

People who are not familiar with Orthodox Christianity may ask why we kiss icons, make the sign of the cross, or follow Tradition. Such questions can be difficult to answer in a way that non-Orthodox will understand. With this in mind, Frederica Mathewes-Green recently released a series of videos to answer common queries into...

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VIDEO: What Do You Mean, ‘Pray to the Saints?’

VIDEO: What Do You Mean, ‘Pray to the Saints?’

“Wait . . . you pray to saints?!” I remember someone asking me something similar after my conversion to Orthodoxy. I tried to explain but they were not interested. I can tell you as a former protestant that “prayer to the saints” really freaks some people out—and it’s such a shame!...

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VIDEO: An Introduction to the Orthodox Worship Space

VIDEO: An Introduction to the Orthodox Worship Space

Orthodoxy looks different than Western Christianity. Literally. The degree to which it looks different depends on the Western Christian tradition it is compared to. For most Protestants, the Orthodox Church is entirely foreign. “Why all the pictures?” they might ask as they uncertainly navigate around the worship space—if they venture to enter an Orthodox Church in...

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Welcome to the Orthodox Church: A Review

Welcome to the Orthodox Church: A Review

Every single Orthodox person knows that in order to become Orthodox, you don’t read about it. You live it. You attend the services, do the fasting, say the prayers and read the Bible. You  accept the sacraments, venerate the icons, kneel in the prostrations and inhale the incense. Books and...

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