by Hieromonk Gregorios, Cell of St. John the Theologian, Koutloumousiou Monastery, Mt. Athos
Paperback; 320 pages
The Orthodox, Faith, Worship, and Life is an Orthodox catechism, suitable for students and teachers. Structurally, it is based on the Creed, and divided into three sections: 1) The Faith of the Church, 2) The Worshipping Church, 3) The Life in Christ.
While its contents are extensive, and the references to the writings of the Holy Fathers are copious, it remains easy to read and understand.
FROM THE FOREWORD: "Nowadays, many people in all parts of the world are discovering the Orthodox Church as the only source of life and truth able to satisfy man’s spiritual thirst and hunger. And because they feel that only in the Orthodox Church they can find the truth and the life which are offered as a divine gift by Christ, they wish to acquire a better knowledge of this true faith and to experience and participate in the life in Christ and in the Church’s worship. Christ said I am the way, and the truth, and the life: He is the truth in which Christians believe, the way which leads to life, and the true life itself.
In the pages that follow, you will find a humble attempt to come, with the help of the holy Fathers, to a closer understanding of the faith of the Church and to learn about the worshipping life celebrated in it, so that we can live the life in Christ more deeply. It also endeavors to transmit the Gospel of salvation (Eph. 1: 13) proclaimed by the holy Apostles and our God-bearing Fathers."