Orthodox Christian apologetics

(New sites will be added as they are discovered)

First, here is a website that defines apologetics from an Orthodox Christian standpoint, Click on: Apologetics – OrthodoxWiki

Click here to access Apologetics on the Greek Archdiocese website: Apologetics — Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

And click here for Khorea Frederica Matthewes-Green’s offerings on Christian apologetics: http://www.frederica.com/writings/category/christian-apologetics

More Orthodox Christian apologetics websites

1. Here’s a site devoted to the testimonies of people who have journeyed from no faith, other faiths, and from the myriads of Christian denominations to the Orthodox Christian Faith- Journey to Orthodoxy. To access, click on http://journeytoorthodoxy.com/#axzz12ZT0veac

2. Orthodox Outlet for Dogmatic Enquiriesa tremendous amount of information here; more incisive, scholarly, laying out the differences:     http://www.oodegr.com/english/ 

3. A Brotherhood of Orthodox Christian Apologists

a. (main page) http://orthodox-apologetics.blogspot.com/


c. David Withun’s You Tube page-  http://www.youtube.com/davidpwithun#g/u

d. Seraphim’s blog and You Tube pages- http://kabain52.blogspot.com/ &  http://www.youtube.com/kabanethechristian#g/u

e. http://patristiclucubrations.blogspot.com/


4. Found another one: http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/ocrc/category/orthodox-apologetics/ 

5. A Personal Apologetic: Impelled by the Scriptures into the Orthodox Church http://scripturallyorthodox.wordpress.com/ 

6. Fr. Zacharia Boutros (a Coptic Orthodox Priest) The Hope of All Nations Christian-Muslim comparative theology   http://www.fatherzakaria.net/ 

7. Orthodox Christian Faith  http://www.orthodox-christianity.com/ 

And lastly, I offer you a quote, from a site that has been since taken offline, Answers for South African Greek Orthodox Christians that speaks to the issues that are addressed on this website:

The person who has accepted Christ, been baptized and received the Holy Spirit begins a new life which is expressed in love good deeds. Á person is not saved by faith alone but by faith, which expresses itself through good deeds. Á person is not saved by faith alone but by faith, which expresses itself through love as St. Paul, writes. . . . .

We are created for those good works that are done in Christ and for Christ. ÁÌl others are counterfeit; they cannot pass inspection in God’s sight.

The early Church was a show place of good works done for Christ. Having been made a new creation in Christ, those early Christians began to produce new deeds that astounded the pagan worlds. In one of the earliest apologetic works preserved, Justin the Martyr (d. 165), writes:

“We used to value above all else money and possessions; now we bring together that we have and share it with those who are in need (cf. Acts 4:34-37). Formerly we hated and killed one another and, because of a difference in nationality our custom we refused to admit strangers within our gates. Now since the coming of Christ we all live in peace. We pray for our enemies and seek to convert those who hate us in unjustly “(l Apology xlv).

Tertullian (160-220) said: “It is our care for the helpless, our practise of loving kindness, that brands us in the eyes of many of our opponents. ‘Only’ look,’ they say, look how they love one another” (Apology xxxix).

“And let our people run to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful.These words of St. Paul found eager expression in the lives of the early Christians who as we see from the history of the early Church:

É. gave alms to help the destitute (even poor Christians were urged to give through fasting);

2. supported widows and orphans;

3. supported the sick, the infirm, the poor, and the disabled (even establishing hospitals in many cities)

4. cared for prisoners and slaves

5. found work for those who were unemployed;

6. cared for those who journeyed;

7. cared for the victims of great calamities.

Now it is up to live up to this high calling.


2 Responses to “Orthodox Christian apologetics”

  1. 1 Dr. Johnson C. Philip January 3, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    I am an apologist from India and this is my first opportunity to visit your website, which I enjoyed very much. Those in the field of apologetics need to do much to bring the doubting Thomases to faith and also to strengthen those who wish to get answers.

    It has been interesting to see apologetics being developed from an Orthodox perspective.

    Dr. Johnson C. Philip


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