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Orthodox Christianity
for Absolute Beginners

Current Podcasts (Ancient Faith Radio)
Sermon Podcasts Archive (2009, 2010)
St. Aidan's Orthodox Church, Manchester, UK

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E-Quip Course in Orthodox Faith and Life

Podcasts (Here and at Ancient Faith Radio)

Orthodox Christianity for Absolute Beginners

 Fun Quiz - How Orthodox am I?

Fr. Gregory

Fr. Gregory

E-Quip Course in Orthodox Faith and Life


Wide Version / Lectures as a Link List


Orthodox Podcasts

My own sermon podcast archive is now closed since its transfer to Ancient Faith Radio


Material for 2009 and 2010 is still archived here.


Orthodox Christianity for Absolute Beginners

More and more people are discovering Orthodox Christianity in the west, by which I mean the faith and life of the Orthodox Church.  Sometimes this is by, say, marrying a Greek Orthodox Christian or perhaps by going to the Holy Land or Russia for a holiday or pilgrimage.  What is perhaps less well known is that the Orthodox churches are growing in the west and particularly those that seek to make the faith and worship accessible in the local language and by respecting the local culture and history of the indigenous Christian tradition - particularly in the first 1000 years when the west was Orthodox and in unity with the eastern churches. This site, therefore, is for anyone who is interested to find out more about Orthodox Christianity without any obligation, expectation or commitment.

How to Use this Site

The best way is to read through in order but not all in one session! Each unit follows the previous one in a logical order, building upon previous understanding. You could move randomly through the index but you then run the risk of getting a distorted or fragmentary view. It would be wise to take your time with the material and consider the questions as part of your exploration.

The questions for reflection have been gathered together in one place on the questions page for ease of reference but they will not make much sense unless the pages that reference them are read as well. The questions are for your use only.You can submit your own questions of course for inclusion on this site or for private consultation by emailing me. There is an email link in the questions section at the foot of each page. Do also try the Discussion Board if you think that might be helpful.
Please do enjoy exploring here!

Fr. Gregory (Hallam)


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Should I be an Orthodox Christian?
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Quiz Answers

Q's 1-5 Q's 6-10 Q's 11-15 Q's 16-20

15 or over (75%+)? You should be considering Orthodoxy as your true home.

10 - 14 (50% - 74%)?  You are on the right track to Orthodoxy.  Why not find out more?

5 - 10 (25% - 49%)  You are obviously here because you are interested.  More research will help you.

0 - 4 (0% - 24%)  OK, a bit of catching up to do.  Let's find out what Christianity (Orthodox Christianity) really teaches about humanity and God.

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