Our Faith

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America provides a wealth of information to introduce you to the Orthodox Christian faith.

One such resource is Treasures of Orthodoxy authored by Fr. Thomas Fitzgerald, a faculty member of Hellenic College-Holy Cross School of Theology, and written for the non-Orthodox, especially those who are considering becoming members of the Orthodox Church and who wish to deepen their appreciation of her faith, worship, and traditions.

Treasures of Orthodoxy – Fr. Thomas Fitzgerald

  1. Introduction – Introduces the non-Orthodox to Orthodox Christianity.
  2. House of God – Describes the interior of the church building.
  3. Worship – Discusses the form and characteristics of Orthodox worship.
  4. Liturgy – Describes the meaning and celebration of the Eucharist.
  5. Sacraments – Describes the meaning and importance of liturgical life.
  6. Special Services and Blessings  – Describes the non-sacramental services which contribute to spiritual life.
  7. Teachings – Outlines the salient points of doctrine and basic credal affirmations.
  8. Spirituality – Discusses the meaning of theosis as the goal of Christian life.
  9. History – Sketches the great epochs of Orthodoxy.
  10. The Church – Outlines the procedure for becoming a member of the Orthodox Church.