The below information is designed to provide a foundational understanding of the Orthodox Christian Faith, its belief, worship, and practices. If you wish to become an Orthodox Christian, this information will give you a place to start. To those who are already Orthodox, this information will provide you with an enriched understanding of your faith.
Below the links to specific topics is a list of the reference materials which also might be helpful to those searching for information on Orthodox Christianity.
History of the Church
From 33 AD – 325 AD
The Beginnings: The spread of Christianity from Jerusalem to the nations
The Early Martyrs, The Administrative Structure of the Church, The Development of the Administrative Structure of the Church, The Development of the Liturgical Life of the Church.
Byzantium, 325 AD – 850 AD
The Ecumenical Councils, The Nicene Creed, The Fathers of the Church
The Church in Captivity, Moscow: The Third Rome, The Ancient Patriarchates Today
The Trinity, The Person of Jesus
The Biblical foundation
The historical foundation
The Holy Bible, including the Old Testament and deutero-canonical books (Apocrypha). The Revised Standard Version or the New Revised Standard is recommended.
Welcome to the Orthodox Church , by Frederica Mathewes-Green
The Orthodox Church, by Bishop Kallistos Ware
Contemporary Moral Issues, by Fr. Stanley Harakas
Making God Real In The Orthodox Christian Home, by Fr. Anthony Coniaris
Beginning to Pray, by Archbishop Anthony Bloom
The Divine Liturgy Service Book
We welcome all visitors who may wish to come and experience an Orthodox Christian Liturgy. For those who wish to become Orthodox Christians, please call the parish office at (206) 323-8557 to speak with Fr. Dean Kouldukis.
The schedule of worship services is as follows:
Saturday: Great Vespers – 4:00 pm
Sunday mornings: Orthros - 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy - 10:00 am