Articles in the Sacraments category

Repentance: the beginning and end of our spiritual journey

King Manasse, the wicked king of the Jews who repented after a 55 year reign, is just one figure the Church sets before us to show that change is possible.

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There is no “valid” baptism outside the Church — Part 2 of 2

Those who are not reborn by the divine grace in the only ONE HOLY, CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC CHURCH, do not belong to any church, either visible or invisible.

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There is no “valid” baptism outside the Church — Part 1 of 2

If you have received a valid baptism, whether Roman Catholic or Protestant, why join the Orthodox Church?

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You are invited to the Heavenly Banquet

What is “The Heavenly Banquet”? Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis talks about his book on the Divine Liturgy in this interview he gave for “Come Receive the Light”.

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Is there grace outside the Church?

Is God’s grace received only by members of the Church or can there be grace outside the Church? Are only Orthodox Christians saved?

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Marriage “in Christ” — Part IV

We offer concluding remarks, based on our analysis of the sacrament of Orthodox Marriage in the previous three installments of this series.

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Marriage “in Christ” — Part III

How many know that marriage is holy, and it is called a sacrament, because of its connection with the Holy Eucharist?

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Marriage “in Christ” — Part II

We examine, in brief, the rite of crowning, considered by many to be the climax of the wedding ceremony.

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Marriage “in Christ” — Part I

Everything a Christian does should be done “in Christ”. In this first of four articles on marriage, we look at what it means to be married “in Christ”.

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My desire was to be received through Baptism

Congratulations to a former Protestant who asked to be received in the womb of the Holy Orthodox Church through Baptism, instead of chrismation.

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