About Orthodox Christianity


What is Orthodox Christianity all about? How does it differ from other Christian confessions? This section will attempt to answer these questions and many more.

For a visual introduction to the Orthodox Church, please view the video link below:

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For a brief introduction and in depth study to The Orthodox Faith and to find answers to: ‘What we Believe?” , “Who we Are?”, and “How we Live?’, please view the PDF link below:


or you may visit the OCA website by clicking the link below:


or you can begin a Journey Through Orthodoxy by clicking the link below:


To learn more ways that we can teach our children about the Orthodox Faith, The OCA has provided a wonderful website for us to use that provides great resources such as (handouts, texts, articles, stories, and much more)! To see this great website, please view the PDF link below:


If you have any questions or would like to know more about The Orthodox Faith, please contact our parish priest: Rev. Jason Vansuch (jvansuch@hotmail.com) and he will be able guide you.

Orthodox Website Links


Free, Multimedia Bible Studies for Orthodox Christian Teens and Adults Orthodox Christian Bible Studies provides free multimedia resources that are formed—and informed—by the Holy Tradition of the Orthodox Church. With our Bible studies you can plunge into a book of the New Testament, looking at the biblical text and its historical background, and learning how the biblical truths you learn can transform your life. Each Bible study also includes full-color handouts you can download to use in your church study group (or even on your own).All our resources will help you see how your relationships with God and His Church can permeate every aspect of your life!


Information about the Annual Camp held at St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary

Welcome to “Wonder” a publication of the Department of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries of the Orthodox Church in America. “Wonder” is published monthly on a particular theme and presents four or five articles from a variety of perspectives.  This blog is particularly geared for young adults and college students, and those who minister to them. It is our hope that this blog  will help provide a “good defense” for our faith, hope and love. These articles are published to spur discussion, both online and off, and provide material for those engaged in campus and young adult ministry. For the latest updates, subscribe for free in the box at the right of this page.


Saint Andrew’s Camp was founded in 1954 by a small group of Orthodox Christians who felt it necessary to have Pan Orthodox educational centers for youth. Since it’s first session in 1957, Saint Andrew’s Camp has served thousands of campers

We continually strive to be of service to Orthodox Christians of all jurisdictions, and are grateful to be a valuable youth ministry resource for the Orthodox Church in America ( OCA ) Diocese of New York & New Jersey.

Our spacious campground features 30 acres of open recreational fields, wooded areas, and a beautiful (and swimmable) private lakefront.

Our summer camping program includes arts & crafts, swimming, sports, religious discussion, liturgical life, and many electives that vary from year to year, such as music, poetry, environmental studies, and horseback riding.

The summer program is designed to provide children and teens with a camping experience in an Orthodox Christian community, temporarily away from the modern distractions that often make us forget the simple things.

The camp is owned & operated by The Orthodox Charitable and Educational Foundation (OCEF), a non-profit organization incorporated in New York. The facilities can also be used for retreats and other special events, and are available off season.

Please contact us for more information

With us everything should be secondary compared to our concern with children, and their upbringing in the instruction and teaching of the Lord”
– Saint John Chrysostom



SAINTS ALIVE WEBSITE  (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese)

(A healthy website for kids to explore, create, play, learn, discover, and grow in The Orthodox Faith)



The mission and focus of the Department of Christian Education is the support of church school teachers, clergy, families and others engaged in faith formation for every age level. Serving with the blessing and guidance of The Holy Synod of Bishops of The Orthodox Church in America, this department provides a variety of services including:

  • Web-based study units consisting of age-appropriate lesson plans and activities
  • Workshops for church school teachers and staff
  • Training in the use of the available curriculum and resources
  • Articles offering timely educational information published in the official newspaper of the Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Church
  • Review and recommendation of educational resources
  • Production of resources for parish use

In addition, the department provides periodic mailings of materials to further support and enhance parish teaching ministries. Working in conjunction with other Church Ministries departments the department also provides educational units of study and activities on topic and theme-related subjects.