Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) answers this question from an Orthodox point of view.
In hymns we sing, “Most holy Theotokos, save us.” Why does the Church ask a human to “save us”?
Above: Detail from an icon in the third-century Jewish synagogue at Dura Europos, Syria, showing Mordecai being brought before King Ahasuerus and Queen Esther. by
Abridged from The Orthodox Church by Bishop Kallistos (Ware) The Estrangement of Eastern and Western Christendom One summer afternoon in the year 1054, as a service was
Why does Christ seem so disrespectful to his mother? In the Gospel, Christ calls his mother “Woman,” and answers her, “What have I to do
The icon of the Resurrection in our Church is the Descent of Christ into Hades…
What is the Orthodox Church? Can anyone go to an Orthodox Church? Father Andrew Stephen Damick takes two minutes to answer some common questions and
Saint Irenaeus (c. 130–c. 202) was a native of Smyrna, in what is now Turkey. During the persecution of Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Emperor from
The promises made to Abraham were always for his believing descendants.