Parish Educational Resources

A curated selection of essays for discussion in Sunday schools and parish study groups

The Orthodox Christian Studies Center is pleased to offer the following selection of some of the popular essays from Public Orthodoxy on issues of special interest to parish groups, arranged together by topic for easy sharing. Use the sharing icons below to share the whole list with your parish, or follow the links to share individual topics.

The lists will be updated periodically as new resources become available.

New: COVID-19 and Communion

Scripture and Tradition

Liturgy and the Liturgical Year

Fasting and Spiritual Practices

Women in the Church: Head Scarves | Deaconesses and Women’s Ministry

Ethics and Social Issues: Orthodox Social Ethics | Race | Gender, Sex, and Sexuality | Domestic Violence

Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Religion and Science: Creation and Evolution

Toll Houses


Public Orthodoxy seeks to promote conversation by providing a forum for diverse perspectives on contemporary issues related to Orthodox Christianity. The positions expressed in the articles on this website are solely the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of the editors or the Orthodox Christian Studies Center.


Public Orthodoxy is a publication of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University