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Doctrine

Orthodox theology differs quite a bit from what most Western Christians are used to. In Orthodoxy, we hold to the teachings of the early Church and the Church Fathers. The articles on this page explain those teachings, from our rejection of Sola Scriptura to our understanding of salvation, grace, and hell. Not sure where to start? Check out our main article on the teachings of the Church.

Must read articles about Orthodox Doctrine

What Happens After We Die?

What does the Orthodox Church teach us about life after death? How does this teaching differ from the rest of Christianity? And how can we adequately prepare ourselves for eternity?

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Recent Orthodox Doctrine articles

Remarriage after Divorce

We see many misconceptions about the Orthodox Church’s teachings about divorce and remarriage. In this post, we clear up those misunderstandings.

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Receiving Blessed Bread

In this post, we explain what blessed bread is and lay out some basic etiquette guidelines for receiving blessed bread during services.

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