The Holy Trinity
As Orthodox Christians, we believe in the Father who is without beginning, in His only begotten Son, and in His all-holy good and life-giving Spirit. Three divine persons and yet one God. But how many of us really understand how our belief in the Holy Trinity is also the belief in One God? In the following episode from Be the Bee, Steve Christoforou tries to explain as he shares the difference between nature (essence) and person and how the three divine persons of the Holy Trinity share everything and are perfectly united in love. This video is the third in a series of eight which discuss Orthodoxy and some of the basic questions people have about the faith.
For more in depth study on this topic you may want to listen to the following podcast, The Necessity of the Trinity, by Fr. Thomas Hopko on Ancient Faith Radio.
The One Who Cannot Be Seen
Have you ever wondered why God the Father is normally not depicted in Orthodox iconography? Watch this video from Trisagion Films to learn more about this and to hear the teachings of St. John of Damascus and others on this matter.
Prayer and Love
Finally, this wonderful video about several monks and hermits that live in the forests of Romania and Moldovia. The hermit at the 3:00 minutes mark is particularly endearing as he speaks about the importance of love and prayer.