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History and Doctrine

Selected links for further reading:

A helpful diagram of Church history, with date-specific notes, can be found here:


Recommended Books

  • The Law of God, compiled by Archpriest Seraphim Slobodskoy. This text has become a twentieth-century classic, serving as the chief catechetical text in most Russian Orthodox parishes. It provides basic instruction in all essential matters of the Orthodox Faith, as well as commentary on all key passages of the Old and New Testaments.


  • Orthodox Dogmatic Theology by Fr. Michael Pomazansky. It is indispensable. For a highly favorable and scholarly review of this exceptional work see The Greek Orthodox Theological Review, 32, 1-2, 1986.

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