Official Church Sites
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church's page on the national Church's (OCA) web site
Diocese of the Midwest home page
Orthodox Church in America home page
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese
St. George's Greek Orthodox Church in Des Moines
Canonical Orthodox Church List- A list of real Orthodox Church member bodies. lf a church's affiliation isn't on this list, it's not part of the mutually recognizing, world-wide, communion of the historic Orthodox Christian Church.
Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America - Its purpose is to preserve and contribute to the unity of the Orthodox Church by helping to further her spiritual, theological, ecclesiological, canonical, educational, missionary and philanthropic aims.
Orthodox Charity Sites
FOCUS North America - A Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance National Charity helping homeless and working poor families and moving people from dependency to self-sufficiency.
IOCC - International Orthodox Christian Charities offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination. (92% of resources go towards emergency relief and development programs. Every dollar you give helps IOCC secure $7 in support from governments, foundations and other sources.)
OCMC - Orthodox Christian Mission Center supports short and long term missionaries on their trips and supports mission priests in poor regions of the world.
Other informative Sites
Orthodox Christian Network - pocasts, videos, blogs, a bing resource for interesting information on Orthodoxy.
Liturgica.com - good resource on worship in the Temple, ancient Synagogues, and from early Christian to Protestant worship, with samples of worship music. Books and music available.
Fr. Alexander Schmemann - writings, sermons, video interview, and photos of this noted theologian.
Life of St. Nicholas
OrthodoxWiki - an online Orthodox Christian encyclopedia.
Orthodox Christians for Life
OrthodoxyToday - commentaries on contemporary issues (caveat lector: often political).
Frederica Mathews-Green - Noted Orthodox thinker, insightful and witty author and speaker.
More sites can be reached through the "clearing-house" link below.
Orthodoxy on the Web
Caveat lector: As with the Internet in general, expect a great variety in the quality and legitimacy (canonical or ecclesiastical) of Internet sites found through any sources other than canonical Church's official sites. Though some sites may be perfectly helpful, other sites on the Internet may reflect a strong bias or agenda that is presented as valid and necessary to Orthodoxy while it may be something entirely else.
A Morning Prayer (for spiritual strength)
attributed to St. Philaret of Moscow
O Lord, grant me to greet the coming day in peace. Help me in all things to rely upon Your holy will. In every hour of the day, reveal Your will to me. Bless my dealings with all who surround me. Teach me to treat all that comes to me throughout the day with peace of soul and firm conviction that Your will governs all. In all my words and deeds, guide my thoughts and feelings. In unforeseen events, let me not forget that all are sent by You. Teach me to act firmly and wisely, without embittering or embarrasssing others. Give me strength to bear the fatigue of the coming day with all that it shall bring. Direct my will, teach me to pray. And, You Yourself, pray in me. Amen.