THE TRUTH OF OUR FAITH I: DISCOURSES FROM HOLY SCRIPTURE ON THE TENETS OF CHRISTIAN ORTHODOXY
The Truth of Our Faith consists of a series of dialogues drawn from Father Cleopa`s conversations with many inquirers about the Eastern Orthodox faith.
In addition to the preface and a brief prologue about Elder Cleopa`s life, there is an introduction by Elder Cleopa himself about his goals for the book. The main part of the book is broken down into 19 sections/chapters on different topics. It covers some of the Orthodox Church`s teachings on the "Virgin Mary", "On the Veneration of Saints and Angels", "On the Second Coming of Christ", "On Magic and Occultism", "On Fasting", "On Speaking in Tongues", and the "Church`s use of icons".
This book is a must-read for any Orthodox Christian. Whether you are already well-read in Orthodoxy or trying to educate yourself about your faith, you will find precious pearls within these pages. The Truth of Our Faith is particularly relevant to our modern times as the Elder Cleopa specifically tries to address many common criticisms or misunderstandings regarding the Orthodox Church voiced by the non-Orthodox Christian.