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.

Call No Man Father: The Proper Context

Many Protestants rebuke Catholics and Orthodox for calling priests Father. But this practice is biblical, and supported by centuries of Holy Tradition.

Do the Orthodox 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?