For Further Study

Recommended Readings

The following are popular fundamental introductions to the Orthodox Christian faith.


The Orthodox Way, by Bp. Kallistos Ware

The Inner Kingdom, by Bp. Kallistos Ware

Divine Energy: The Orthodox Path to Christian Victory, by Fr. Jon E Braun

Orthodox Prayer Life: The Interior Way, by Matthew the Poor

Beginning to Pray, by Met. Anthony Bloom


The Orthodox Church, by Bp. Kallistos Ware

From Darkness to Light: How One Became a Christian in the Early Church, by Anne Field

Apostolic Succession, by Fr. Gregory Rogers

Coming Home: Why Protestant Clergy are Becoming Orthodox, by Fr. Peter Gillquist

The Historical Road of Eastern Orthodoxy, By Alexander Schmemann


The Orthodox Study Bible

Sola Scriptura:An Orthodox Analysis of a Protestant Bastion, by Fr. John Whiteford

Journeys to Orthodoxy

At the Corner of East and Now: A Modern Life in Ancient Christian Orthodoxy, by Frederica Mathewes-Green

Facing East:A Pilgrim’s Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy, by Frederica Mathewes-Green

Surprised by Christ:My Journey from Judaism to Orthodox Christianity, by Fr. A. James Bernstein

From Baptist to Byzantium, by Fr. James Early

Becoming Orthodox: A Journey to the Ancient Christian Faith, by Fr. Peter E. Guillquist

Anglican Orthodox Pilgrimage, by Franklin Billerback


Introducing the Orthodox Church Its Faith and Life by Fr. Anthony Coniaris

Eastern Orthodox Christianity: A Western Perspective, by Daniel B. Clendenin

Common Ground, an Introduction to Eastern Christianity, by J. Bajis

The Way, by Clark Carlton

The Truth, by Clark Carlton

The Faith, by Clark Carlton

Orthodoxy and Catholicism, What are the Differences?  Fr Theodore Pulcini

For the Life of the World, By Alexander Schmemann


Let Us Attend, A Journey Through Orthodox Liturgy, by Fr. Lawrence Farley

Orthodox Worship, by Benjamin D Williams & Harold B Anstall

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