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The Divine Liturgy
Fountain of Immortality - The Divine Liturgy

Vesting & Proskimidi Prayers

Click here to view or download a video about the Priest's Vesting and Preparation of the Holy Bread for the Eucharist.

Church Life

Short video about Orthodox Theology and Life:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqPsczrPWhM

Church Canons: a Beginner’s Guide

Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church

Celebrating the Feasts of the Church
     Ascension - Forty days after Pascha
     Pentecost - Fifty days after Pascha
     Transfiguration - August 6
     Dormition - August 15
     Nativity of the Theotokos - September 8
     Elevation of the Holy Cross - September 14
     Theophany - January 6

Fasting Guidelines & Resources: 
     Great Lent;    Apostles' Fast;    Theotokos (Dormition) Fast;    Nativity Fast   

     The Fast and the Feast of Saints Peter & Paul

     Goals for Great Lent 
     A Purposeful Apostles' Fast 
     A Purposeful Dormition Fast
     Preparing for a Peaceful Christmas 
     Fasting for Non-Monastics
     Vegan Protein

Candles - A Message from our Handmaidens

Reverence in God's House and A Guide to Church Etiquette

The Bible

Called to Serve: A Basic Survey of the Holy Scriptures for Orthodox Christians  
       Note: This is copyrighted material purchased for use at St Philip's.
       For personal use or for a teacher's edition, visit http://preachersinstitute.com/pi-store/called-to-serve-books/

On Reading the Bible

Orthodox Bible Reading Plan

Audio Bible OnlineListen to the Bible online! 

               King James Version (choose the book, then the Chapters tab for the audio) 

               New International Version

Bible Gateway, a Bible resource site, with a Bible search feature for multiple English versions as well as many foreign language Bibles.  (Two English versions with "Deuterocanonical/Apocryphal" books.)

Searchable Bible (King James Version), including the "Deuterocanonical/Apocryphal" books


Children's Bible Reader, an interactive Bible storybook online.

Orthodox Apologetics

Do You Really Believe the Bible?  (legal size, set up to be folded as a flyer)

Do You Really Believe the Bible?  (letter size, easier to read on the computer)

How Old is the Orthodox Church?

Mom's Empty Chair

Orthodox View of Death

Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God? - Fr Lawrence Farley

Spiritual Life

Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries:
Traditionally, pilgrimages are a solid corner stone in the Life in Christ.  Look at the linked altas for more information about history and geography of monasticism in America. 
     Download: http://assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/news/scoba/AtlasOfMonasteriesSecondEditionBookmarkedOptimumSize.pdf
     To purchase a bound copy:  https://holycrossbookstore.com/collections/product-list-for-homepage/products/atlas-of-american-orthodox-christian-monasteries?variant=13400201027 

Five Rules of Paschal Joy

Ten Important Things to Do on Vacation

55 Maxims for Christian Living (Fr Thomas Hopko)

Ancient Faith Radio app for Apple and Android

Every Week a Holy Week

Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church

Home Altar - Setting Up an Icon Corner   

How to Prepare for Holy Eucharist

How to Prepare for a Home Blessing   

Jesus Prayer Resource Library:  http://www.chotki.com/resources/   

Practical Tips for Practicing Orthodoxy in our Daily Lives

Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children

Prayer for Peace

Prayer for September 11

Prayers for Students & Teachers

Prayer for Those in the Armed Forces

Prayer of/for a Woman Expecting a Child

Prayers of a Woman With Child

Prayer in Time of Flooding

Prayers in Time of Hurricane

Bookmark: Prayer for those who offer firstfruits & Prayer of thanksgiving

Bookmark: Prayers before & after reading Scripture

Reverence in God's House and A Guide to Church Etiquette

Right Here, Right Now - a homily by Fr Ted Pulcini, St Mary Church, Chambersburg, PA

Prayer against internet pornography

Anti-pornography online resource: https://fortifyprogram.org/

Sex and Great Lent

Spiritual Safety on the Internet 


Burial Ministry

A Gift for My Loved Ones

Another Gift for My Loved Ones

O relatives and close ones of the dead! Do for them what is needful for them and within your power. Use your money not for outward adornment of the coffin and grave, but in order to help those in need, in memory of your close ones who have died, for churches, where prayers for them are offered. Show mercy to the dead, take care of their souls.

- St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco


Stewardship resources can be found on our Stewardship page.


Searchable Scripture

Searchable Bible (King James Version), including the "Deuterocanonical/Aprocryphal" books


Why Do We Go to Church?: Worship & the Image of God
12 Apr 2023 at 2:47pm

In this reboot of Living Orthodoxy, Sdn Justin Gohl and Rdr Nick Muzekari discuss the importance of going to Church, participating in the worship of the Church, as the place where we encounter Christ and find the true purpose of our lives as human...

Homily: Fr Noah on The Sunday of the Prodigal Son (3/28/21)
12 Mar 2021 at 2:25pm

We are prodigals who have gone astray and need to return to the Father. We must see ourselves as the older brother...

End of Liturgy Homily: Fr. Witalis Sunday of the Prodigal Son
12 Mar 2021 at 2:06pm

Fr. Witalis reminds us of the perils of sexual immorality. 

Homily: Fr James Thayer
18 Mar 2020 at 10:11am

Homily given by Fr James Thayer on the Divine Liturgy

Homily: Sdn Luke Carpenter (03-08-20)
12 Mar 2020 at 10:11am

Homily given by Subdeacon Luke Carpenter on the Sunday of Orthodoxy


And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. (Acts 11:26)

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