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Here, you’ll be able to find resources about all sorts of Orthodoxy related material, from fact sheets, to educational videos.
The Sunday of Orthodoxy
On the first Sunday of Great Lent, the Orthodox Church commemorates the triumph of Orthodoxy, the victory over the iconoclastic heresy. The heresy denied the use of icons in worship, considering it to be [...]
The Nativity of our Lord
On November 15th every year, we begin the 40-day fixed Nativity Fast, concluding on the December 24th, which is the 4th major feast of the new calendar year. As one of the four main [...]
The Exaltation of the Cross
The Exaltation of the Cross is celebrated on the 14th of September, and is one of the 12 major feasts within the Church Calendar, and is the 2nd feast we celebrate in our new [...]
"The Fast of the Apostles is justly established in their honour, for through them we have received numerous benefits and for us they are exemplars and teachers of the fast …" St. Symeon of Thessalonica [...]
"I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life (John 8:12)" Holy Pentecost, the birthday of the church, is one [...]
Leave Taking of Pascha & Jesus’ Ascension
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19)" What is the Leave-Taking of Pascha, and Jesus' Ascension, and [...]
"If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your heavenly Father forgive you your trespasses (Matthew 6:14)" On this last [...]