TRUE FAITH BLOG

On this blog, we write about the doctrine and spiritual life of the Orthodox Church. We also write about the Orthodox Church’s response to controversial topics, like abortion. Not sure where to start? Start with the Church’s teachings or our Ultimate Guide to Etiquette in Orthodox Churches.

The Sin of Suicide

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States in 2017. That roughly translates to around 47,170 lives. Suicide claimed more lives than

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A woman praying the Jesus Prayer

The Power of the Jesus Prayer

Prayer means everything to the Orthodox Christian. We engage in quiet conversation with God and come to know Him intimately. And we find our souls attain true peace when we regain control of our minds

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Original Sin vs. Ancestral Sin

After the Great Schism of 1054, the Orthodox East and Roman West began to look quite different from each other. One of the more subtle (but incredibly important) differences between Orthodox and Roman doctrine is

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The Sin of Suicide

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States in 2017. That roughly

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