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Ascesis and the Praxis of Orthodox Life

This area is for the discussion of all aspects of Orthodox praxis, or the living-out of the Orthodox life in its practical aspects; including the practicalities of Church life, interaction with the world, living the life of the virtues, etc.



All discussions relating to prayer, types of prayer, the practice of prayer, etc.

  • 203 topics
  • 3,125 replies
Orans posture - last post by Rdr Andreas


Fasting in all its aspects, including rules, reasons, types, seasons, and practice.

  • 87 topics
  • 2,116 replies
Eating Disorders and Orthodoxy - last post by Phoebe K.

Practical conduct and affairs in the Church

Practical issues of life in the Church itself: rites and behaviours, approach to the sacraments, clergy, confession, etc.

  • 307 topics
  • 5,143 replies
Interior Peace - last post by Anna Stickles

The Christian's relationship to the world

How the Christian is to relate to the world, to various activities, moral codes, social trends and environments, etc.

  • 205 topics
  • 5,229 replies
Orthodox movies - last post by Rdr Andreas

Living the virtues and commandments

The living-out of the commandments, attainment of virtue, and related issues of living-out Christian expectation and hope.

  • 196 topics
  • 3,470 replies
Harmony and Balance in the... - last post by Rdr Andreas

Great and Holy Lent

All discussions relating to Lent, including Lenten practices, guidelines, themes and related matters.

  • 41 topics
  • 503 replies
Eucharist on Good Friday? - last post by Dimitris