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Why We Have “Closed Communion”

Often the Orthodox Church is criticized for practicing what is sometimes called "closed communion," which means only Orthodox Christians are permitted to receive the Eucharist. Using the story of the miracle of feeding the five thousand, Fr. Tom Soroka reminds us that God shares his fullness with us in Holy Communion. And since we experience unity with one another at the chalice, the implications are enormous!

Go Forth

Faithtree

On a new "Go Forth," host Adam Lowell Roberts talks with Michelle Moujaes, founder of Faithtree.org, a resource designed to engage the Orthodox Church with content and conversations that bring our faith to life.

Praying in the Rain

On Dating Non-Orthodox Christians

Young people, Fr. Michael Gillis's daughters included, often say that there are no good candidates among the Orthodox Christians they know. Fr. Michael understands this problem, and on a new "Praying in the Rain," he comments on how Orthodox Christian churches are often small with limited choices.





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