How (and Why) to Fast
New to the Orthodox Church? Here's what you need to know about fasting.
Homosexuality and the Church
"Will the Orthodox Church accept me even though I'm gay?" Father Ted Stylianopoulos responds.
How Can College Students Keep the Faith?
Considering the rampant secularism in American universities, what can students do to protect themselves?
An Orthodox Divorce
What is the Orthodox position on divorce and remarriage?
Animals in the Afterlife
Will my cat go to heaven? Fr. Ted responds
Praying to Saints
How can Orthodox people pray to saints, and expect them to influence Christ? Fr. Ted responds
Ask Father Ted: Reader Responses
Fr. Ted answers questions about his previous columns on the Church's view towards the heterodox, prayer to the saints, and why God allows suffering.
Giants Among Men
What's the scoop with the 'giants' described in Genesis?
Self-Identity and the Son of God
When did Jesus know he was the Son of God? Did Mary have to tell him? Fr. Ted responds.
Thou Shalt Not Curse
Is There a List of Curse Words in the Bible? What do the Scriptures say about cursing?
A Valid Baptism
In whose name did John the Baptist baptize? Was it valid? Fr. Ted responds
Giving Mary Her Due
Why do we call Mary "ever-virgin"? Isn't it more impressive when viewed as an ordinary girl chosen for an extraordinary task? Fr. Ted responds
What does Eastern Orthodoxy teach about the millennium? Fr. Ted responds
Between East and West
What Divides the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church?
Does Orthodoxy consider the baptisms of other Trinitarian groups to be valid?
How does the Orthodox Church view non-Orthodox Christians?
"Thou Art Peter"
What do Orthodox believe regarding Jesus's admonition to Peter that on him He will build His church? Fr. Ted responds