The Orthodox Church: History, Beliefs, Practices

This highly-rated series of 24 half-hour lectures introduces the history, theology, and ethos of the Orthodox Church in an inviting and informative way. Available online at


"These lectures are really outstanding and, in my view, should be universally recommended along with [Kallistos] Ware's two books to anyone interested in learning about Eastern Orthodoxy.  Your lectures are no doubt THE most accessible introduction to the Eastern Orthodox faith/tradition."

James Bliss

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  • Introduction
  • How and Why We Think Theologically
  • Scripture Councils and Conciliarity
  • Ecumenical Councils
  • The Church Fathers
  • Liturgy
  • Icons
  • Saints
  • Jesus Christ
  • The Holy Trinity
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Creation
  • The Human Person
  • Mary
  • Salvation
  • The Church
  • Sacraments
  • Prayer
  • Asceticism
  • "Eastern" and "Western" Christianity
  • Ecumenism
  • Orthodoxy: The Best Kept Secret in America?