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Orthodox Faith

The Ortho­dox Faith series is intend­ed to pro­vide basic, com­pre­hen­sive infor­ma­tion on the faith and life of the Ortho­dox Church. It con­sists of four vol­umes and is avail­able for pur­chase from SVS Press.

Pro­to­pres­byter Thomas Hop­ko (1939–2015) was pro­fes­sor of dog­mat­ic the­ol­o­gy and served as dean of Saint Vladimir’s Ortho­dox The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary. Along­side his numer­ous books and arti­cles, Father Thomas was also renowned as a gift­ed speak­er and homilist.

Vol­ume I — Doctrine
Vol­ume 1 con­tains three sec­tions: the sources of Chris­t­ian Doc­trine, the main doc­trines of the Ortho­dox Church present by way of com­men­tary on the Nicene Creed, and an expla­na­tion of the doc­trine of the Holy Trinity.

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Vol­ume II – Worship
Vol­ume 2 con­tains 5 sections.

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Vol­ume III – Bible and Church History
Vol­ume 3 con­tains one sec­tion on the con­tents and inter­pre­ta­tion of the Bible, and one sec­tion on the his­to­ry of the Church, empha­siz­ing the main the­o­log­i­cal, litur­gi­cal and spir­i­tu­al devel­op­ment of each century.

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Vol­ume IV – Spirituality
Vol­ume 4 deals with the main themes of Chris­t­ian Life: prayer, fast­ing, repen­tance, the virtues, wit­ness in the world, and com­mu­nion with God.

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