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INSTRUCTIONS FOR JOINING

THE ORTHODOX CHURCH 

CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION


CHAPTER 1 - GOD AND MAN

WHAT IS CHRISTIANITY?
ADAM AND ORIGINAL SIN
SALVATION
THE PURPOSE OF MANíS CREATION
THE HESYCHAST CONTROVERSY
SYNERGY
WHAT IS DEATH?
THE SOUL IN THE AFTERLIFE
SALVATION OF NON-ORTHODOX
SOCIAL ASPECTS OF DEATH


CHAPTER 2 - CATECHISM

JOINING CHRIST
JOINING THE ORTHODOX CHURCH


CHAPTER 3 - THE DOGMAS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

THE HOLY TRINITY
PARTICIPATING IN GOD
DOGMAS CONCERNING CHRIST THE GOD-MAN
SCRIPTURAL WITNESS CONCERNING THE LORDíS DIVINITY
THE HOLY SPIRIT


CHAPTER 4 - A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE GREAT SCHISM

EARLY PROBLEMS
THE PHOTIAN/NICHOLAS DISPUTE
THE GREAT SCHISM
THE FOURTH CRUSADE
 

CHAPTER 5 - DIFFERENCES BETWEEN

THE ORTHODOX CHURCH AND PROTESTANTS

HOLY TRADITION
DIFFERENT OLD TESTAMENT
CONCERNING ICONS
A NEW LAW IN CHRIST
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ICONOCLAST CONTROVERSY
SACRAMENTAL DIFFERENCES


CHAPTER 6 - DIFFERENCES  WITH THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

DOCTRINAL DEVELOPMENT
THE FILIOQUE
THE ORIGINS OF THE FILIOQUE
THE PRIMACY OF THE POPE
INFALLIBILITY
THE SUPERABUNDANCE OF GOOD WORKS
PURGATORY
THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
THE EUCHARIST BREAD
OTHER DIFFERENCES


CHAPTER 7 - ON BAPTISM

WHAT IS BAPTISM?

CONVERTS FROM OTHER CHRISTIAN CHURCHES
HOW IS BAPTISM ADMINISTERED?
BAPTISM IN THE EARLY CHURCH
BAPTISM IN THE PRESENT DAY
A SUMMARY OF THE SERVICE
THE SPONSOR [GODPARENT]
 

CHAPTER 8 - FULL MEMBERSHIP

WHAT IS HOLY CHRISM?
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
 

CHAPTER 9 - ON FASTING

WHY WE FAST
HOW WE FAST
TYPES OF FASTING

 

CHAPTER 10 - ON  PRAYER

WHAT IS PRAYER?

PRAYER FOR THE DEPARTED

HOW AND WHEN DO WE PRAY FOR THE DEPARTED?
PRAYING TO THE SAINTS

 

CHAPTER 11 - ON CONFESSION

ON THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS
THE INSTITUTION OF THE SACRAMENT
PENANCES
WHY WE CONFESS OUR SINS
PREPARING FOR CONFESSION
 

CHAPTER 12 - CHRISTIAN BEHAVIOUR

CONDUCT IN CHURCH

 

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