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Doctrine & Theology Series (DTS)

"Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you." (1 Timothy 4:16)

Over the past 21 centuries, the Orthodox Church has recognized the unbreakable link between the correct doctrine and salvation; many Champions of Orthodoxy refuted the heresies that appeared in their generation and delivered to us the faith and the accurate interpretation of the Holy Scripture. Today, we are living among an epidemic of false teachings some are new and others are merely recycled heresies of the past. However, the most dangerous challenge the Church is facing lies not in the false teachings themselves but in the blurring of the line that separates the true faith from heresies. People are willing to live with inherent contradictions because they have been told that pluralism, diversity, and tolerance demand it. Can something be true and false at the same time and in the same sense? Can the Eucharist, for instance, be the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ and be a symbol at the same time? The purpose of the Doctrine & Theology Series (DTS) is to present the faith that was delivered to us and to refute the false teachings. Keeping silent about this matter is not an option. Indeed, as the Lord has said; "if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out" (Luke 19:40).

DTS Sessions

» Introduction to Dogma
» Tradition - Part 1
» Tradition - Part 2
» The Church - Part 1
» The Church - Part 2
» Introduction to the Sacraments
» The Sacrament of Priesthood
» The Sacrament of Baptism - Part 1
» The Sacrament of Baptism - Part 2
» The Sacrament of Confirmation - Part 1
» The Sacrament of Confirmation - Part 2
» The Sacrament of Eucharist - Part 1
» The Sacrament of Eucharist - Part 2
» The Sacrament of Repentance and Confession
» The Sacraments of Anointing of the Sick and Holy Matrimony
» Grace in the Orthodox Perspective
» Predestination in the Orthodox Perspective
» Salvation in the Orthodox Perspective
» Works in the Orthodox Perspective
» The Salvation of the Thief