Resources on Orthodox Christianity

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Iconodule
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A lot of good introductory material can be found at the Orthodox Church in America website here. Fr. Thomas Hopko's The Orthodox Faith is a particularly good introduction to the Orthodox Church's doctrine, practice, spirituality, and history. It's also available in book form.

Bishop Kallistos Ware's book The Orthodox Church is a popular introductory book which can be found at most bookstores.

The book The Way of a Pilgrim is a popular introduction to Orthodox spirituality, with a Russian flavor. The edition published by Shambhala is the most complete.

An image from a liturgy at the Holy Trinity Monastery (Jordanville, New York):
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Wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to start reading!

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Cannot know Orthodoxy without their second Bible, the Philokalia, a compilation of their great mystics teachings:

https://orthodoxwiki.org/Philokalia
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One family's contact with and embrace of a tiny Orthodox mission down South USA. The father, in particular, was much helped by the resident Father and the small congregation:

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/ ... s/?print=1
A true mind and true intent bring truth within truth. True practice and true cultivation take the truth beyond truth. True behavior and true conduct add truth to truth. In everything and every way, be true, true, true. Master Hua
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Orthodox Father Tryphon on the Pandemic of Faith:

A true mind and true intent bring truth within truth. True practice and true cultivation take the truth beyond truth. True behavior and true conduct add truth to truth. In everything and every way, be true, true, true. Master Hua
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