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The Orthodox Church (Simple Guides)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  28 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU

• to appreciate the depth and beauty of the dominant form of Christianity in Greece, Russia and much of Eastern Europe

• to understand the tenets, nature and holy days of Orthodox belief

• to recognize the physical features of an Orthodox church, and the spiritual significance of icons

• to know what to expect and how to conduct yourself during Orthodox
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Kuperard
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Christopher
Oct 02, 2012 rated it liked it
The publisher Kuperard has a series of short (150-page) introductions to various religions, and Katherine Clark contributed this one for Orthodox Christianity. She discusses the basic creed of Orthodoxy (even retelling the whole life of Jesus to do so), the history of the Church and important doctrinal disputes in the early centuries, the church calendar, the structure of services (with advice on what to do if you are visiting an Orthodox parish), etc. Generally, Clark presents Orthodox belief w ...more
Judi sampson-young
Jan 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Months ago i was reading a work of fiction and came across some referrences to the Orthodox Church and became intersted in the tenents of this religion. I jotted this down on my rather lengthy list of "side interests" and went about my business of reading everything in sight. I found this book abandoned at a table at the library and found it to be perfect for what I wanted; it gives just enough info about the orthodox church for a totally clear picture, without getting too mired in the lengthy h ...more
Kevin Summers
Jul 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult
Sample quote from Chapter 7, which is titled 'Visiting an Orthodox Church': "Orthodox churches offer even non-religious people refuge from the hectic world of daily life, a haven of serenity and beauty."
Katie
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: religion
It's just what I was hoping for - an easy to read, quick overview of Greek Orthodox history and beliefs. Learned some things I didn't know, which is always a bonus!
Ernie Martelo
Sep 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Someone randomly sent me this in the mail. It's a nice little reference book. ♥
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