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.
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.
The Monachos.net 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.
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
Promoting Christian Formation in the Eastern Orthodox Faith - Includes weekly lessons for children and adults.
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.
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
THE LONGER CATECHISM OF THE ORTHODOX, CATHOLIC, EASTERN CHURCH
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)
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
A MODERN ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE GREEK SEPTUAGINT TRANSLATED, REVISED AND EDITED BY PAUL W ESPOSITO
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.
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.
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
Early Church Fathers -
Collection of the writings of the Early Church Fathers. From the Christian classic library. Zip files for easy down loading.****
The Writings of Saint John Chrysostom
Complete texts of Exegetical Works, Letters, Liturgical Works, and Sermons and Treatises
Saint John Chrysostom Web Page
Life of Saint John Chrysostom
Writings of Saint John Chrysostom
Icons of Saint John Chrysostom (over 50!)
The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom
Hymns to Saint John Chrysostom
Prayer to Saint John Chrysostom
Guide to Early Church Documents
A service of the Institute for Christian Leadership
with pointers to Internet-accessible files relating to the early church, including canonical documents, creeds, the writings of the Apostolic Fathers and historical texts relevant to church history.
Linked Index to texts by the Early Church Fathers
Maintained by the Sacred Monastery of the Holy Cross.
Early Christian Writings
Extensive collection of early Christian writings indexed by year they were written. Very easy to access. Includes links to online books on early Christian writings.
Guide to Early Church Documents
A well organized index with links to documents of the early Church.
English Translations of Liturgical and Patristic texts.
On these pages you will find, in the main, translations of our Orthodox liturgical and patristic texts. Most of the latter are of texts which have not been previously translated into English, or which are only available in rare or outdated versions.
Eastern Orthodox Lecture Series
Gospel Commentary of Blessed Theophylact
Practical Teaching on the Christian Life - Abba Dorotheos
On the Prayer of Jesus - St. Ignatius Brianchaninov
I Confess One Baptism - Fr. George D. Metallinos
The Art of Prayer
Constantine Zalalas & Fr. Athanasios Mitilinaios
Father Demetrios Carellas
Lives of Saints:
St. Mary of Egypt
Prologue of Ohrid
Metropolitan Kyrill of Smolensk report on ROCOR and Old Rite
Elder Porphyrios: On the Upbringing of Children
Harry Potter - The Truth Behind the Story
Fathers of the Church
New Advent collection of the works of the Early church Fathers.
Ancient Faith Radio
Ancient Faith Radio provides high quality 24 hour internet based Orthodox radio. Here you will find music, teaching, interviews, features, convert testimonies, conference recordings, and much more.
Come Receive the Light
Initiated December. 4, 1996 as a modest parish ministry, now sends its signal to Orthodox Christians of all nationalities across the United States. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla.— based radio show is now the farthest reaching program of its kind in the United States, offering spiritual enlightenment to listeners tuning in and callers phoning in as clergymen and lay theologians discuss contemporary, moral and religious issues that touch our everyday lives.
Greek Orthodox Telecommunications (GOTelecom)
Orthodox TV -
Good inventory of videos that can be viewed online. videos by Bishop Kallistos Ware, Fr. Peter Gillquist, Frank Schaeffer and many others - requires a subscription ****
Site includes back issue of the Journal In Communion and a hoist of other resources on global peace issues from an orthodox perspective.
AGAIN: The Ancient Christian Faith Today
Again is an Orthodox Christian magazine with the mission to explore the beauty of the Way of Christ and to confront the challenges facing His followers in the 21st century.
Site contains news, articles and information on the Orthodox Christian Faith and Church, worship, wisdom, and life. We also feature current events, news, historical discussions, articles and commentary from a Judeo/Christian perspective. Furthermore we provide a conservative and objective perspective on current issues and topics that Christians deal with in a secular world.
A weekly Orthodox News magazine of national and international news about Orthodoxy. News stories are posted each Tuesday.
The newspaper of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. Each issue presents to readers current news and events from the Archdiocese, as well as from the Dioceses, parishes, ministries, and organizations. Standard sections focus on the ministry of the Ecumenical Patriarch and other Orthodox jurisdictions in America and around the world. Feature articles and columns provide spiritual guidance and theological insights. As the official organ of the Archdiocese, the Observer publishes encyclicals, statements, and policies as they are issued. Current and back issue are available on this site in pdf format.
A monthly Orthodox periodical / newsletter published by the Greek Orthodox Brotherhood of St. Poimen, a 501(c)(3) organization
The periodical's emphasis is on Orthodox education, spirituality, sacramental living (as taught by the Orthodox Church and Her Holy Fathers), heretical / ecumenical awareness, prophecies by Orthodox Saints, and Holy Tradition.
The mission of Orthodox Christian Cassettes is to record, archive and make available audio cassettes and CD’s on all aspects of the Christian faith in the Eastern Orthodox Tradition.
Incarnation Broadcast Network: Orthodox Christian Orthodox Christian Radio
Our Life in Christ Radio Program
Our Life In Christ brings you the orthodox Christian faith as recorded in Scripture, taught and practiced by the early Fathers of the Church, and preserved within the spiritual life of the Orthodox Christian Churches around the world.
The radio program Axion Estin delivers to our audience informative historical commentaries from experienced musicologists around the world on the medieval traditions of the Greek musical heritage, along with examples of Byzantine music performed by various groups or individuals.
Kathimerini (In English)
Athens News Agency (In English)
Road to Emmaus - past articles online
learn from traditional pious Orthodox Christians in countries where Orthodoxy is a part of their heritage – how they pray, how they raise their families, how they face ethical problems, how their thinking differs from mine, and how they live out Orthodoxy in their own homes and native countries.
Icons, note cards, specialty items
Books, brochures, music, note cards
Department of Religious Education, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Church School resources
Eighth Day Books
Holy Cross Bookstore
Books, icons, liturgical books
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery
Greeting cards, prayer manuals
Image and Likeness Iconography
Icons, icon note cards
The Life-Giving Spring
Books, icons, resources
Light & Life Publishing
Books, icons, music, crosses
Orthodox Christian Education Commission
Church School resources
Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry
Catechism books, icon prayer cards
Regina Orthodox Press
Spirit of Byzantium
Books, videos, jewelry
St. Isaac of Syria Skete Bookstore
Large collection of icons, church supplies
St. Tikhon's Seminary Bookstore
Books, icons, music, videos, liturgical items
St. Vladimir's Seminary Bookstore
Books, icons, liturgical books
Icon buttons, laminated icon cards
Extensive catalog of Orthodox books including those published in Greece.
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.
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.
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 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
A New Years Spiritual Message: Value of Time
The Way into the Kingdom of Heaven
by Saint Innocence of Alaska
Dogmatic Tradition of the Orthodox Church
by Metropolitan Maximos of Pittsburgh
Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith
by Saint John of Damascus.
by Saint John of Damascus