Orthodox Faith

“Orthodoxy is a faith that is recognized by how we live it, by how we act, by how we behave ourselves. Orthodoxy is a way of life.”
~ Patriarch Pavle of Serbia

“The truth does not exist outside the Orthodox Church. It is the only faithful guardian of all that was commanded by the Lord through the Holy Apostles, and therefore it is the true Apostolic Church. It exists and will remain, according to His promise, unto the end of the world.”
~ St. Theophan the Recluse

When Christ sent His disciples to the world to preach He said: “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned (Mark 16:16).

“Throughout the times man’s salvation was accomplished, is accomplished and will continue to be accomplished only by faith and only within the Orthodox Church. Only within it does Christ always live and act.

Give thanks to God for everything. That we have found ourselves in the Church is not our right, but a gift of God.”
~ Fr. John Krestiankin

“It is revealed that the salvation of each person happens in no other way than through the action of the Most Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
~ St. Theophan the Recluse

“Our Holy Church, through Jesus Christ, teaches that God alone stands in judgment over everything we do and believe and that our actions are either for God or against God. No one can serve two masters.”
– St. Nikolai Velimirovich

“A man in this world must solve a problem: to be with Christ, or to be against Him. And every man decides this, whether he wants to or not…”
– St. Justin Popovich

“The chief purpose of our life is to live in communion with God. For that purpose, the Son of God became incarnate, in order to return us to this divine communion, which was lost by the fall into sin. Through Jesus Christ, the Son of God, we enter into communion with the Father and thus attain our purpose.”
~St. Theophan the Recluse

“How can we help fearing for our small flock? How easily the candle can be extinguished by the wind coming through the open window. How easily can an oarsman in a frail boat be overturned by the sea-waves. Here we cannot boast of great numbers, neither of renown, nor of wealth, nor of learning–all that is valued in this world. We are strong here only in one thing- in possessing the True Orthodox Faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God (Eph. 2:8′), and we should ask the Lord for the increase of this gift. Let them stand fast in Thy Holy Church in the Orthodox Faith…”
~ Holy Patriarch Tikhon

“The Most Holy Mother of God prays for us ceaselessly. She is always visiting us. Whenever we turn to Her in our heart, She is there. After the Lord, She is the greatest protection for mankind.”
~ Elder Thaddeus, Homily on the Dormition of the Theotokos, Our Thoughts Determine Our Life