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In Depth: Texts, Sources and Fathers

This area is for the focused and detailed discussion of specific texts, as well as the thought of specific Fathers or writers. Please maintain this area as a repository for only such detailed conversation; discussion on more general doctrinal issues can be found in the Doctrine and Theology area.


Themes of the month

Monthly thematic discussions that address specific topics as explored in the writings and heritage of the fathers of the Church.

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Christianity and human sacr... - last post by Lakis Papas

Specific persons

The life, thought and theology of specific individuals: fathers and mothers of the Church, as well as contemporary persons.

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Orthodox Saints - last post by Kusanagi

Specific texts

Individual documents, books, passages from the fathers, prayers, etc., including discussion of their meaning, commentary and reactions.

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Were the 418 Council of Car... - last post by Kosta

Specific themes

Themes and specific topical questions, such as iconoclasm.

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The Orthodox Church and gay... - last post by Rdr Andreas

Specific icons and images

Individual icons and other items of Church sacred art, including their history, form, meaning, and related issues.

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Identify icon - last post by Isaac_L


Biblical texts, translations, editions, commentaries, meanings and related scriptural matters.

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Archangel Uriel - last post by H. Smith

Books Review

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

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Pointers and requests

The place to post requests for specific texts, on-line resources, books, etc.

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Greek-English Interlinear B... - last post by Lakis Papas

Special Consideration Topics

Threads on topics that are being considered in an active way by Community participants. Posts to these threads are always moderated.

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37 Questions about the Church - last post by Fabio Lins