The Greek Orthodox religion has many religious traditions that extend to Greeks throughout the world.  In this section you will find helpful Greek Orthodox religious articles that explain the reasons why things are done in the Greek Orthodox religion.

Overview of the Orthodox Cross

The Orthodox Cross actually goes by a few different names. It’s also referred to as the Russian Cross, Byzantine Cross, and the Suppendaneum Cross. Though every cu... Read More

History of the Nicene Creed

At its most basic level of understanding, the Nicene Creed is both a declaration of our faith and a concise statement of our beliefs. In fact, according to Webster... Read More

The Icon of Theophany

  When we look at the icon of Theophany we see many different things and imagery used to tell us the story. In the very center we see Jesus Christ almost naked ... Read More

Nativity of the Theotokos

On September 8th, we celebrate the Nativity or Birth of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. The Theotokos was born to righteous parents named Joachim and Anna. Their... Read More

St. Demetrios of Thessaloniki

St. Demetrios is one of the most popular saints of all Orthodoxy and the patron saint of so many Orthodox Christians. Demetrios was born to a noble family in Macedon... Read More

The History of Icons

Though commonplace in Orthodox Churches, these tools have an interesting history and an interesting interpretation from outside of the Church. So first, let’s defi... Read More

Divorce in the Orthodox Church

Holy Matrimony is an optional sacrament that enables a man and a woman to commit their lives to God. When they have children, they vow to commit their lives to God, ... Read More

What Are the Seven Sacraments?

The Seven Sacraments in the Orthodox Church are also referred to as Holy Mysteries. They are highly personal and are in place to help us become more like Christ. The... Read More

Overview of Great Lent

Each year, the period of Great Lent lasts for the forty days before the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, of which the Orthodox faith is centered. Fasting, in general, i... Read More

The Icon of the Nativity

Byzantine Iconography has the ability to portray a whole story in a snap shot, without necessarily all having had happened during the same moment. The Icon of the Na... Read More

The Twelve Major Feasts

In the Orthodox Church we celebrate the memory of many saints and events every day in the Church, but out of these thousands of “feasts” there are the 12 major f... Read More