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Ask an EOC: Does Baptism Clear All Sin, Even Blasphemy?

The Sacrament of Baptism can be said to be an outward sign of an inward belief, a profession of faith, a rite of passage, the beginning of eternal life and the gateway to enter the Kingdom of God.

Ask an EOC: How Can I Stop Blasphemous Thoughts?

If we nurture blasphemous thoughts of evil and worldly passions of pride, greed, lust, jealousy, gluttony, covetousness and sometimes anger, we destroy that inner peace. Our lives become chaotic and in disarray, and, more importantly, we lose control.

Ask an Eastern Orthodox Christian: How do I address an exarch from Turkey or Greece?

In the Eastern Orthodox Church, an exarch can be a bishop, metropolitan or archbishop. The proper salutation and form of address for an exarch depends on what kind of bishop he is.

Ask an Eastern Orthodox Christian: Why do you ask departed saints to pray for you?

Is a prayer from someone in heaven more effective than a prayer from someone on earth?

Ask an Eastern Orthodox Christian: What do you teach about free will?

Orthodoxy, which is the unchanged original teaching of Christ and the apostles, doesn't teach free will, it is free will. In the Eastern Orthodox Church (EOC) we are guided, not controlled. We are influenced, not told. We are illumined, transformed, and strengthened by our faith and not extinguished by doubt.

Faith and Consumerism: The forgotten gift

Rampant consumerism can be seen as the exploitation of the consumer. It has imposed financial slavery to most, and much of the time is a liar at best.

Introducing Ask An Eastern Orthodox Christian

The Orthodox Christian faith is the original and oldest Christian faith. It sees itself as the fullness of the revelation of God to man, and that the Orthodox Church is the ancient community of believers founded by Jesus Christ and the apostles.

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