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Discussion of doctrinal, theological and dogmatic topics, especially as such themes are encountered in the patristic witness.

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Ascesis and the Praxis of Orthodox Life

Discussion on the praxis (practice) of the Orthodox life in its ascetical, prayerful, liturgical and other aspects.

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Ecclesiology and the Church

The Church, including its constitution, its character, its history, canons and related themes.

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The monastic life and its history in the Church, monastic traditions, monasteries, and all conversations relating to monastic heritage and practice.

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The Divine Liturgy and the services of the Church from historical, theological and practical viewpoints, including rubrics, specific services, languages, music and related issues.

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In Depth: Texts, Sources and Fathers

Focused discussion of specific texts, books, persons, icons and themes, including Scripture.

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Book Reviews

A collection of dedicated book reviews by members on volumes relating to Orthodoxy through patristic, monastic and liturgical study.

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