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Church Etiquette

Many visitors to Orthodox churches are not quite sure how to behave when they walk inside. These articles explain the Church’s guidelines for etiquette, including dress, greetings, and pious behavior. We also provide explanations for some of the things the Orthodox do during worship. Our goal in doing this is to help newcomers not feel as lost when they come to visit!

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Blessed Bread at an Orthodox Church

Receiving Blessed Bread

If you ever visited an Orthodox church and witnessed the Mystery of Holy Communion, you probably noticed a basket filled with bread. Parishioners may have

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A young child greets His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church

How to Greet an Orthodox Priest or Bishop Properly

In the Orthodox Church, we hold incredible respect for the clergy. Therefore, when we greet them, we don’t just shake their hand and say, “Hey, nice to meet ya!” In this post, we explain the proper greeting we should use when meeting an Orthodox priest or bishop.

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Blessed Bread at an Orthodox Church

Receiving Blessed Bread

If you ever visited an Orthodox church and witnessed the Mystery of Holy Communion, you probably noticed a basket filled with bread. Parishioners may have

Read More »
A young child greets His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church

How to Greet an Orthodox Priest or Bishop Properly

In the Orthodox Church, we hold incredible respect for the clergy. Therefore, when we greet them, we don’t just shake their hand and say, “Hey, nice to meet ya!” In this post, we explain the proper greeting we should use when meeting an Orthodox priest or bishop.

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