Study Tools

Everyday Worship

Praying with a Prayer Rope ~ A simple introduction to the Prayer Rope and how it is used in our everyday lives.

St. Theophan the Recluse: On Prayer ~ Important instructional reminders about prayer from the Letters of Bishop Theophan the Recluse.

Great Lent

Study of the Purpose of Lent and the Prayer of St. Ephraim (audio) 
Part IPart II,Part III,Part IV

A wonderful series of talks from the Internet Orthodox radio broadcast, “Our Life in Christ.”

Ancient Faith Radio

Fill your day with refreshing Orthodox music and informative discussions. Listen to The Hours! Download Orthodox talk programs for your iPod or other digital media player!

Writings of the Early Fathers

CCEL

A great source for the Ante-Nicean and Nicean / Post-Nicean collection of early writings. Some of the texts include the indices from the original translations (very useful).

Addtional Writings

Roger Pearse’s edited pages of traslations of additional writings not included in the ANF and NPNF series.

St. Pachomius Library

A great collection of links to early writings translated in English and Spanish. There is even a link to the complete collection of St. Basil the Great’s letters.

 “Theology prays and prayer is theology”
– from Illness and Cure of the Soul

Biblical Searches

Blue Letter Bible Search

A great way to do concordance type searches of the Scriptures and also with the Strong’s Dictionary reference along with Thayer’s Lexicon.

Phrase Search / Concordance
Words/Phrase To Search For: 
(e.g. Jesus faith love,or God of my salvation, or believ* ever*)

Additional Sources

Fr. John Romanides

This website provides some of Fr. John Romanides writings along with Hierotheos Vlachos and an article by Fr. George Florovsky. Fr. John Romanides is a good writer, able to express the “patristic mindset.”