Saint Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church
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Articles of Interest


Theotokos - The Joy of All Who Sorrow by Helen Creticos Theodoropoulos  (Excerpted from an address given March 23, 1996)


12 Things I Wish I’d Known… (First Visit to an Orthodox Church) by Frederica Mathewes-Green, Copyright © 1989-2013


The Meaning of the Great Fast  by Mother Mary and Bishop Kallistos Ware 


Fasting (Rules) in the Holy Orthodox Church by Photios Michael and AnnaSophia 


A Letter to an Evangelical  An explanation of why tradition matters by Father Michael B. Johnson 


Why do we fast? Always do the things you CAN do:  The Holy Fathers on Fasting. Prison Ministry Letter, Mon, Jul 30/ Aug 12 2013


How to Set up a prayer (icon) corner is a good summary of where, what icons and items are appropriate, and some cautions about the place of worship in your home.


Church EtiquetteThis is meant as a guide and local customs may vary.