Frequently Asked Questions
Most of the messages are sent to us by churches that have recorded
speakers at retreats and conferences. Some tapes are sent by individuals
who have collected a few of their favorites and want to see a wider
distribution. Many of the tapes were recorded by OCC at conferences.
We will purchase high quality tapes messages. Please contact us first.
As time and money allow,
we will go about anywhere to record good Orthodox teachers. Please
contact us as early as possible before
your event so arrangements can be worked out.
Tapes have been sent to all 50 states and many foreign countries.
The interest in the teachings of the historic traditions of Christianity
is increasing rapidly and people who have never been to an Orthodox
Church ask us for tapes. About 50% of those requesting tapes are not
Tapes are loaned only to the USA, and Canada. Postal expenses and
customs/duty make it actually less expensive to purchase for foreign
orders than to loan.
Most of the people who borrow tapes send a
donation that covers a great deal of the direct costs. Since
the library is in a private residence and we volunteer much of their
time, the overhead is low. But there are expenses as the ministry
grows. Most of the income comes from the sale of cassettes and
CD's to individuals, bookstores and churches. It is our hope that
soon, the library will become large enough to allow us to do this on
a full time basis.
If you call after 5 p.m. Central Time you'll have a better chance
of finding the Lourie's at home. But call and leave your message
throughout the day. Since this is also a private residence, we
never answer the phone as a business. So don't be surprised when
we just say “hello” instead of “Orthodox Christian Cassettes.”
(Please don't call after 9 p.m. or before 7
a.m. Central Time. Thanks)
OCC will mail purchased recordings anywhere in the world. Loan
are limited to North America, US territories, APO's and FPO's and Canada.
The cost of mailing overseas makes it too expensive to send tapes and
OCC wants you to be satisfied with what you borrow or purchase from
us. If you have any problems with any purchase, please contact
us to see how we can make it right. Mistakes do happen and we
rely on our customers to tell us if they find one. Thanks for
helping and caring.
If the number has a CD after it, it means the message is available
on CD and Cassette.
If there is no CD after the number it means it is not on CD at the
time of printing the catalog. In February 2005 we have 120 messages
on CD We are editing and re-mastering many of the messages on cassette
to put them on CD. Check with our web site or contact us if you want
to know if a message is now on CD.
This cassette means this series of cassette messages is available packaged
in an album.
you see this CD it means this series of messages is packaged in a CD
album and is also available in MP3 format.
smaller CD symbol means this message is available as an individual CD
Orthodox Christian Cassettes
has over 700 teaching tapes on the historic Christian faith. Some of
the teachers are lifelong Orthodox and some are newcomers to the Church,
coming from other brands of Christianity. At some of the conferences
speakers are Protestant or Roman Catholic. All are committed to the
truths of the Holy Bible and upholding the faith of the apostles.
All the messages are on audio
cassette and vary in length from 30 to 90 minutes. All the tapes are
available for sale and most may be borrowed for two weeks then returned.
This service is funded by cassette sales and the donations of the borrowers.
Orders are shipped out as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.
We believe good service is what people want and we do our best to be
prompt. Thanks for your order!
You may purchase individual cassettes and CD's.
Each cassette is $4
each. Individual CD's are $6 each. Please add $2 per order for mailing.
All orders are sent by U.S. Postal Service. Your payment with your order
is greatly appreciated.
You may borrow the tapes.
If you cannot afford to purchase
cassettes or you just want to listen before you decide to purchase,
four tapes may be borrowed for two weeks for a suggested donation
of $7. This two weeks begins when you receive the tapes
and ends two weeks after their arrival at your home. This
is usually enough time to listen to the cassettes. If tapes are not
returned by the assigned date included with your order you could
loose borrowing privileges. Please let us know if two weeks is not
enough time and we'll extend your loan time. If tapes are not returned
you will be billed $4 for each tape plus $5 per order minus any donation
you sent for the tapes.
Eight tapes may be borrowed for one month for a suggested
donation of $12. The same rules on borrowing apply.
You may borrow for free but
if you are able we ask you to help with expenses of about
$7 per order of four tapes. This will cover our costs for postage, packaging,
and cassettes. However, any size contribution will be appreciated.
If you decide to purchase tapes after listening, send enough money to
cover the purchase minus the donation you sent for that order.
OCC will retain the right to refuse service to those who abuse the privileges.
You may rent the CD's
CD's will be rented out in
album sets only. The cost of rental at this printing is $2.50 per CD.
So a set of 12 CD's which has a sale price of $75 would rent for $30.
This rental may be applied to the purchase price should you decide to
keep them. Rental time is one month for CD's.
OCC maintains a web site on the Internet. http://www.OrthodoxTapes.Org
You may also send us questions
and order cassettes by e-mail. Our e-mail address is
If you are purchasing tapes by e-mail, you may use a credit card or
arrange for a credit account with OCC.
Our list of names is not
made available to anyone. Every year we record several new messages
and add these to our library. If you would like to be notified by e-mail
about four or five times a year about new messages and special offers,
give us your e-mail address by e-mail
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Inc.] All rights reserved.
Revised: January 11, 2011.