Online Orthodox Study Links

Orthodox Christian Booklets
A large collection of articles on Orthodox faith and Life, In defense of faith, On Holy Scripture, On prayer and sacraments, On saints and their writings, and theology. This collection is edited by Father Alexander.

Saint Louis University Library - This is the most complete index of Orthodox material online.

Holy Trinity Orthodox School Textbooks Online
An incredible collection of online books of interest to those seriously studying the Orthodox faith.

Dictionary of Orthodox Terms
Christian Classics Library
A very large collection of Christian books

The Rudder -
Canons of the Orthodox Church

On-Line Liturgical Resources
Source for English texts of Liturgical materials

Orthodox Theological Resources
A comprehensive site with many links to quality articles from major Orthodox sources.
Monachos provides a resource for academic, scholarly and personal study, a forum for the provision of patristic source and secondary materials as well as ecclesiastical information on related matters, an environment for the discussion of and reflection upon the Church's patristic, monastic, liturgical and ecclesiastical heritage, and a means of providing access to materials on the Church's thought and life.

Links Catalogue
The Links Catalogue aims to be a specialized resource for the study of Orthodoxy through patristic, monastic and liturgical topics.
The Links Catalogue contains organized descriptions and links to hundreds of web sites and pages across the internet, and is powered by the powerful iLinks database system, allowing users to submit their own links on-line directly into relevant areas, adding them to a queue for review by the Links Catalogue Manager. All links in the Catalogue are thus checked by a real person, keeping the index focused and accurate.

Orthodox Christian Information Center
An Internet Voice for Traditional Orthodox Thought & Practice - a very interesting site with numerous resources linked.
This site draws on materials written by a number of traditionalist Orthodox scholars. It is affiliated, however, with no jurisdiction or organization. Therefore, this center should in no way be confused with the Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies, even though many of their writings are hosted on this site.

Direction to Orthodoxy
The purpose of Directions to Orthodoxy is to advance the discussion about evangelization, mission and outreach efforts of the Orthodox Church. It helps mission leaders understand current mission trends, network with other mission-involved people, learn from recognized mission experts and lead their parishes toward meaningful involvement in God’s mission in their own neighborhood, and around the world.

On Line Library of the Church of Greece

The Orthodox Faith by Rev Thomas Hopko
The series The Orthodox Faith is intended to provide basic, comprehensive information on the faith and the life of the Orthodox Church for the average reader. An excellent resource. Comprehensive and easy to read and access.

Glossary of Liturgical Terms
A comprehensive glossary published by the Pan-Orthodox Society for the Advancement of Liturgical Music

Orthodox Perspectives on Environmental Concerns
Good links to thoughtful articles on this question from Saint Paul's Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine CA

Orthodox Online
Promoting Christian Formation in the Eastern Orthodox Faith - Includes weekly lessons for children and adults.

Orthodox World
This site can be considered as a general encyclopedia on Orthodoxy, created for a western reader. In it, we want to pay particular attention to the things that unite us and to those that are different to our traditions, but that complement each other.

What Orthodox Christians Believe
Comprehensive site with many links to quality articles from the major Orthodox sources.

Orthodox Research Institute Articles - A large collection of articles.

The Protevangelion of James (Second century)
This work claims to tell the story of the birth and life of Mary. Although never considered Scripture, this second-century apocryphon was well-received and copied widely in the Christian community

Library of Silouan
A site of quality links to texts and quality articles Including the Protoevangelios of James which contains the story of the birth and life of Mary and the Harrowing of Hell which contains the story of Christ's descent into Hell. Select the Library link.

Byzantine Icons - A Comprehensive Index

Orthodox Church and its Icons

Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies
They develop, promote and publish research in the areas of biblical studies, homiletics and religious education in the Orthodox Christian Faith.

Orthodox Church and Bible Study Links
Many links to Orthodox study resources.

Liturgical Resources for Clergy and Cantors
On this Web Site you will find various helps for Priests, Deacons and Cantors.

The Divine Liturgies Music Project
This webpage contains more than 1000 pages of Byzantine music, transcribed into Western notation according to the style of chanting used on the Holy Mountain.
The scope of this project covers the liturgies of St. John Chrysostom, St. Basil the Great, St. James, and the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, as well as various doxologies. The words of the hymns are provided in Elizabethan English, Modern English, and Greek.

OnLine Studies by Fr. Andrew J Barakos
Contains study guides form many aspects of Orthodox life including Bible studies, Lenten studies, Principles of Orthodoxy and others.

Orthodox Christian Booklets Online
On Christian faith and life, on Holy Scriptures, on prayer and sacraments, on the life of saints, on theology, and selected writings from the holy fathers.

ORTHODOX CATECHISM: Basic Teachings of the Orthodox Faith
Basic Teachings of the Orthodox Faith, by Metropolitan Archbishop Sotirios (The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto, Canada)

An Online Orthodox Catechism
adopted from ‘The Mystery of Faith’ by Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev

Examined and Approved by the Most Holy Governing Synod, and Published for the Use of Schools, and of all Orthodox Christians, by Order of His Imperial Majesty. (Moscow, at the Synodical Press, 1830.)

[The large Russian Catechism of Philaret, approved by the holy Synod (although omitted by Kimmel in his Collection, and barely mentioned by Gass in his Greek Symbolics), is now the most authoritative doctrinal standard of the orthodox Græco-Russian Church, and has practically superseded the older Catechism, or Orthodox Confession of Mogila. Originally composed in Slavono-Russian, it was by authority translated into several languages.

History of the Orthodox Church
Excerpts from book, The Orthodox Church by Bishop Kallistos Ware (pdf)

Historical Timeline of the Orthodox Church

A Timeline of Church History
The following timeline and associated text provided further below is intended to provide the reader with a general and simplified overview of the development of the Christian Church.

The Greek Bible - the original text as used by the Greeks

Apostles Bible - The Septuagint
Originally translated by Sir Lancelot C.L. Brenton

Lexicon of Old/New Testament Greek and Old Testament Hebrew
The Old/New Testament Greek lexicon is based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary and is keyed to the 'Theological Dictionary of the New Testament.' RealAudio pronunciations of each word, with alternates, are available.
The Old Testament Hebrew lexicon is derived from the Brown, Driver, Briggs, Gesenius Lexicon and is keyed to the "Theological Word Book of the Old Testament." RealAudio pronunciations of each word, with alternates, are included.

The Greek Word: Three Mellennia of Greek Literature

Collection of Online Orthodox books
Text books used in the Holy Trinity Orthodox School. There are books on Orthodoxy, Apologetics, Holy Scriptures, Dogmatic Theology, Liturgies, History, Patrology,Mora and pastoral theology, canon law, and monasticism.

12 Byzantine Emperors
The History of The Byzantine Empire
by Lars Brownworth
This history lecture podcast covers the little known Byzantine Empire through the study of twelve of its greatest rulers. Mr. Lars Brownworth presents this series for free through this website and the podcast section of the iTunes store.

Links relating to the Liturgy and Music of the Orthodox Church

Saint Paul's Greek Orthodox Church Website
An excellent collection of articles on Iconography, Studying the scripture, Orthodoxy, Wisdom of the saints, Discipline of Prayer, ethics and Moral issues, Ecumenical dialogue.

Studies in the Faith
From the website of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross in Belmont Ca. Orthodox Faith and Tradition; The Early Christian Church; The Seven Ecumenical Councils; House of Worship; The Divine Liturgy.

Orthodox Christian Children: Inspiring the Ancient church's future generation

The Diaconate in Ignatious' Epistles by Anastasios D. Salapatas


Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas
SCOBA, brings together the canonical hierarchs of Orthodox jurisdictions in the Americas to create and foster ties of unity among the canonical Orthodox Churches and administrations for a stronger and more visible witness to the Orthodox Faith.

Links to Canonical Autocephalous and Autonomous Orthodox Churches.

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

Orthodox Church of America

Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in America and Canada

Serbian Orthodox Church Diocese of Western America

Ukrainian Orthodox Archdiocese

A video about the Syrian Orthodox Church in Jerusalem.

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
"The Mission of IOCC is to respond to the call of our Lord Jesus Christ, to Minister to those who are suffering and are in need throughout the world, sharing with them God’s Gifts of Food, Shelter, Economic Self-Sufficiency and Hope."

National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocesean ministry responsible for liturgical music activities and the development, support, and recognition of church musicians.

Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC)
OCMC recruits, trains and sends missionaries to preach, teach, baptize and to minister to the poor, hungry, sick, suffering and orphaned. We, therefore, support the development of indigenous leaders and strengthen the infrastructures of churches, especially in, though not limited to, countries where Christianity is a minority, thus creating vibrant, eucharistic Orthodox Christian communities throughout the world.

Syndesmos World Fellowship of Youth
SYNDESMOS, the World Fellowship of Orthodox Youth, is a federation of Orthodox youth movements and theological schools around the world, working under the blessing of all the local canonical Churches, to serve the Church, Her unity, witness and renewal.

Shepherd's Guild
The Guild is a small service organization of Orthodox with the purpose to provide outreach to people through service (Diakonia) as "commanded by the Gospel (Matthew 25, 31-46: James 1, 27) and promulgated by St. Basil the Great of Caesarea and St. John the Almsgiver of Alexandria."

Russian Orthodox Church Representation to the European Institutions
Many resources in English

Touchstone Magazine
Touchstone is a Christian journal, conservative in doctrine and eclectic in content, with editors and readers from each of the three great divisions of Christendom — Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox. The mission of the journal and its publisher, the Fellowship of St. James, is to provide a place where Christians of various backgrounds can speak with one another on the basis of shared belief in the fundamental doctrines of the faith as revealed in Holy Scripture and summarized in the ancient creeds of the Church.

Prologue from Orchrid
Lives of the Saints by St. Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich

cross A New Years Spiritual Message: Value of Time

cross The Way into the Kingdom of Heaven
by Saint Innocence of Alaska

cross Dogmatic Tradition of the Orthodox Church
by Metropolitan Maximos of Pittsburgh

cross Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith
by Saint John of Damascus.

cross Holy Trinity
by Saint John of Damascus


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