The Orthodox Church is the original Christian Church, the Church founded by the Lord Jesus Christ and described in the pages of the New Testament. Her history can be traced in unbroken continuity all the way back to Christ and His Twelve Apostles.
Incredible as it seems, for over twenty centuries she has continued in her undiminished and unaltered faith and practice. Today her apostolic doctrine, worship, and structure remain intact. The Orthodox Church maintains that the Church is the living Body of Jesus Christ.
Many of us are surprised to learn that for the first 1000 years of Christian history there was just one Church. It was in the eleventh century that a disastrous split occurred between Orthodox East and Latin West. Although it had been brewing for years, the so-called “Great Schism” of 1054 represented a formal—and shocking— separation between Rome and Orthodoxy. At the core of the controversy were two vitally important areas of disagreement: the role of the papacy, and the manner in which doctrine is to be interpreted.
There is a number of great websites and articles explaining Orthodox Christian Faith.
Here we provide a number of links for you to explore.
General Orthodox Online resources
Discover Orthodox Christianity - provided by Antiochian Church of North America
|Discover Orthodox Christianity|
http://www.FatherAlexander.org/ - Missionary leaflets by His Grace Bishop Alexander (Mileant), Bishop of Buenos Aries & South America
http://www.goarch.org/ourfaith/ - Introduction to Orthodox faith from Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
http://www.passaicrussianchurch.com/texts_eng.htm A great number of free books and lectures
Pravoslavie.ru - Orthodox Church in Russia
About Othodoxy Diocese of Chicago(ROCOR)
Ancient Faith Radio - Bringing the ancient faith to the modern world, with podcasts and blogs
Orthodox Study Bible
|Orthodox Bible Study|
Othodox Study Bible is avaliable from many church bookstores or online for portable devices:
Online orthodox study:
http://www.equip-orthodox.com/ - Comprehensive, free Orthodox online study
Feasts and Events
|Vigil for the feast of Finding the Head of St John the Baptist - New South Wales|
Thu Feb 23 @ 7:00PM
|Divine Liturgy in English - Burwood - New South Wales|
Fri Feb 24 @ 7:15PM
|Vespers and Akathist service in English - New South Wales|
Sat Feb 25 @ 6:00PM
|Bible study: Epistle of St Paul to the Galatians - New South Wales|
Sat Feb 25 @ 7:30PM
|Divine Liturgy in English - Campsie - New South Wales|
Sun Feb 26 @ 8:00AM
|Divine Liturgy in English - Ryde - New South Wales|
Sun Feb 26 @ 9:00AM