TRUE FAITH BLOG

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

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 holy relics of Saint Demetrius.

Relics in Orthodox Tradition

There are many things in Orthodoxy that astound Protestant Christians. So much of what we do during worship remains preserved through Holy Tradition, which Protestants have rejected since the beginning of the Reformation. One of

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Church Etiquette 101: Children in Church

Welcome back to Church Etiquette 101! Last time, we talked about several different behaviors, some pious and others not-so-much. In this post, we discuss how parents with children should handle their little ones during services.

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Male and female sexuality symbols.

Orthodox Theology of Sexuality

In today’s secular culture, sexuality has effectively taken the spotlight. We see it everywhere – on television, in books, scattered all over the internet, and celebrated openly in public. Many Orthodox Christians find themselves sometimes

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The holy relics of Saint Demetrius.

Relics in Orthodox Tradition

There are many things in Orthodoxy that astound Protestant Christians. So much of what we do during worship remains preserved through Holy Tradition, which Protestants

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