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Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
Souderton, Pennsylvania
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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:

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: 
     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  
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       For personal use or for a teacher's edition, visit

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

BibleWorks, a Bible software program for exegesis and Bible study, with extensive Greek, Hebrew, LXX (Septuagint), and English resources.

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. 
     To purchase a bound copy: 

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:   

Practical Tips for Practicing Orthodoxy in our Daily Lives

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:

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

Family Life

Prayer of Parents for their Children

Service after a Miscarriage or Stillbirth  (online text)  (pdf for download)



Stewardship resources can be found on our Stewardship page.

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Living Orthodoxy's Podcast
Living Orthodoxy's Podcast

Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018

Homily: Fr. Noah Bushelli (12-09-18)
18 hours ago

Thursday, 29 Nov 2018

Homily: Reader Justin Gohl (11-25-18)
29 Nov 2018 at 9:33pm

Friday, 16 Nov 2018

Stewardship with Fr. Noah Bushelli
16 Nov 2018 at 2:53pm

Thursday, 15 Nov 2018

Homily: Fr. James Thayer (11-11-18)
15 Nov 2018 at 2:05pm

Wednesday, 14 Nov 2018

Feast: The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov. 21)
14 Nov 2018 at 12:49am

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