Can Orthodox Christians Be Cremated?

Traditional burial ground for Orthodox Christians

Many Orthodox Christians wonder if they can be cremated after their death. The Church firmly condemns cremation and its treatment of the body.

Why Orthodox Churches Face East

Sun rising in the east over the water

In this post, we explain why Orthodox Christians pray facing East whenever possible, and where we get this tradition from.

Do I Really Need To Go To Church?

Young people going to an Orthodox church

“Churchless Christianity” tells us we don’t need the Church, because it is Christ alone who saves. But we DO need to go to Church. Here’s why.

Do Orthodox Christians worship Mary?

An icon of the Virgin Mary, or Theotokos.

The Virgin Mary plays an important role in our salvation. We sing and pray to her during services. But do the Orthodox really “worship” the Virgin Mary?

Do Christians Worship The Same God As Jews And Muslims?

Christianity, Judaism, and Islam banners

Many Muslims and Jews (and even some Christians) claim that all three monotheistic Abrahamic faiths worship the same God. But do Christians really worship the same God as the Jews, or the same God as the Muslims? Simply put, no, we do not. But why? Who is God? While Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are monotheistic […]

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