Sacraments and rites

Holy Matrimony.

Marriage (also matrimony) is one of the holy mysteries (sacraments) in the Orthodox Church, as well as many other Christian traditions. It serves to unite ...

Panikhida

Memorial Services are special prayer services offered for the benefit of the departed. In the Orthodox Church the various prayers for the departed have as their ...

Moleben

A molieben (also called a moleben, service of intercession, or service of supplication) is a supplication prayer service in honor of either our Lord Jesus ...

The Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgy is the primary worship service of the Church. The Divine Liturgy is a eucharistic service. It contains two parts: The Liturgy of ...

Confession

The Mystery of Repentance (Russian покаяние, pokayaniye) or Confession is one of the holy mysteries (or sacraments) in the Orthodox Church, as well as many ...

Baptism

Christian Baptism is the mystery of starting anew, of dying to an old way of life and being born again into a new way of life, in Christ. ...