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Eastern Orthodoxy

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A Christian Faith that believes in Jesus Christ as both Son of God and God, and in the Seven Ecumenical Councils of the Church. God is defined as the Holy Trinity, which is One God in Three Persons (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit). The statement of the Orthodox Christian faith is the Nicene Creed.
It will fall on these dates: Western Easter Orthodox Pascha ------- -------- 4 April 2010 4 April 2010 24 April 2011 24 April 2011 8 April 2012 15 April 2012 31 March 2013 5 May 2013 20 April 2014 20 Ap…
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The question: What forms of ministry, ordained or otherwise do the Catholic/Anglican/Orthodox and Uniting Churches have? Answer: (1) Ordained The Catholic, Orthodox + Anglican churches have the following ordained ministries: Episcopacy (overseeing a diocese i.e. group of parishes) Presbyterate…
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Answer:The main form of worship for Catholics and Orthodox is the Mass which is NOT a commemoration of the Last Supper. It is the Passover, the Dying of Our Blessed Lord on the Cross for our salvation. Think of it this way, to attend Mass is to actually witness the One and Only Event of Our Blessed …
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Original Nicene Creed 12 Articles 1. I believe in One God, Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.2. And in One Lord, Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages.3. Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten, not…
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Holy Qurbana is equivalent to Roman Catholic's "Communion" or "Mass". It is direct participation in the body and blood of Jesus Christ, just as he celebrated on the day of Passover. It is one of the sacraments of the Indian Orthodox Church. It is a spiritual cleansing and a means of uniting with God…
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I have no clue. That's what I want to know...
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Roman Catholic AnswerOriginally formulated at the Council of Niceae, it was later modified to meet various heresies. It is the main profession of faith of Christians since the fourth century. Below is the new translation which will be used at Mass starting between now and the First Sunday of Advent …
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One of the main reasons for the Greast Schism of 1054 AD is the disagreement between the Romans and Byzantines concerning the "filioque." The filioque refers to the relative divinity of God the Father compared to the Son. In the place where the original Nicene Creed reads "We believe in the Holy Sp…
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The "Eastern Schism" (as it is known in the Roman Catholic Church) or "Great Schism" (as it is known in the Orthodox Church) can be dated to 1054, when Cardinal Humbert and two papal legates delivered a bull of excommunication against Patriarch Caerularius of Constantinople (as well as Leo of Achrid…
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Host gatherings in cathedrals to celebrate the birth of Jesus christ and think about the joy of Christmas celebration.Christmas is so important to us, because Jesus was born that day!
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Some words about Orthodoxy Orthodoxy (in greek language Ορθοδοξία), means the proper faith. Orthodoxy is used to characterize the faith of adherents of Christianism who are members of the Greek Orthodox Church, the Russian Church and other archdioceses that belong to the Patriarchate of …
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Answer Unsure of what you mean by accepted. The Old Catholic Orthodox Church is NOT in communion with the Vatican and is not part of the Catholic Church (Under the authority of the Pope). REPLY As far as I know The Old Catholic Orthodox Church does not needs to be accepted andor aproved by th…
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It fell on Sunday, March 25, 1959.Easter was not on March 25 in 1959. It was on March 29, 1959.
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I am a Coptic Orthodox and we belive the divorce is completely wrong. God himslef says that He is against divorce in the Bible. In the book of Malachi, Chap. 2 verse 16 it says, " 'For the Lord God of Israel says that He hates divorce, for it covers one's garement with violence.' says the Lord of Ho…
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Well, it might be like this in theory, however, in practice, it is not necessary for a women to cover her head when entering Serbian Orthodox Monastery. Of course, it is necessary to be decently dressed in the same way like entering any other Christian church which mean no mini skirts, shorts or nak…
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Heresy has been around since the founding of the Church by Jesus Christ. In the Acts of the Apostles Simon Magus, often considered as the first of the Gnostics, is identified as being a reprobate of the Faith. St. Paul and other New Testament writers frequently warn against those twisting scriptures…
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Roman Catholic AnswerCatholic, by about a thousand years; the Orthodox split from the Catholic Church in the eleventh century.
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Answer:The Great Schism (Eastern Schism) refers to the split between the Churches of the East and West.Historical backgroundDuring the period of persecution, the Early Christian Church developed differently according to the part of the Roman Empire; the Church in the East developed differently from …
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The Orthodox Church as it is today was established at the Great Schism of 1054, when Christianity split into the East (Eastern Orthodoxy) and the West (Roman Catholicism).
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I have seen the Ukrainian Catholic Church celebrate the Divine Liturgy according to the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom both in English and in Ukrainian. The Liturgy of St. Basil is also celebrated 10 times years: January 1, the five Sundays during Great Lent, the Eve of the Nativity of Christ, Theo…
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It's just Catholic, not Roman Catholic. Roman is an epithet first commonly used in England after the protestant revolt to describe the Catholic Church. It is never used by the official Catholic Church. Like all Christians, they worship God. Worship is reverence duly paid to God - absolute worship…
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Although all Catholic churches do follow some of the same rituals, there are many that also have their own rituals. In the Ukrainian Catholic Church, some of the religious rituals include two types of liturgy, the Roman and Byzantine. The celebration of Ukrainian Christmas, the Feast of Jordan, and …
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In Western terminology, the head of a Monastery is called an "Abbot." The Eastern term for "Abbot" is "Igumen;" oddly enough, most Abbots of Eastern Orthodox Monasteries, especially on Mount Athos, are "Archimandrites," a more or less honorary title, which is considered as ranking above an Igumen, b…
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The year is when the Great Schism occured, separating the Catholic and Eastern Orhtodox Church. In 325AD there were hundreds of chuches, each with its own teachings, views of Jesus and how to worship him. This was becasue of the mixing of the local faiths with the teachings of the individual apostl…
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It took place in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost. St. Peter was the Chief Apostle, and the Papacy is traced all the way back to him.
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Catholics worship only the Blessed Trinity - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
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Emmet Fox uses the essential teaching of Jesus as the basis of his own metaphysical teaching. He does not teach doctrine, theology or traditions. He tries to distill the universal truths from Christ's teaching, exclusive to any religious beliefs, including Christianity. As he says, Christian did not…
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They allowed people to worship God and live there. They drunk ate and slept there and people say it's a bit like marrying the monestery or church if they were there.
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An Orthodox Church is a Church that is not under the authority of the Pope, but, still has Apostolic Succession. Like the Catholic Church, they trace their origins to the very beginnings of Christianity.
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The orthodox countries are: Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, F.Y.R Macedonia, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Georgia, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Moldova. - UPDATE - However there are Orthodox Churches and Orthodox followers in almost every country around the w…
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They believe in the Christian God. They believe He Is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
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'Cause at that time there wasn't any more mighty and cultural naighbour around Kievan Russia than Byzantine Empire. And its princes like Oleg and Sviatoslav I of Kiev along with their wariors were very familiar with this Empire through their raids on Constantinopolis.
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Answer: In the Latin Catholic Church the celebration of the Eucharist is often called the "Mass" whereas in Eastern Orthodoxy and Eastern Catholicism the term "Divine Liturgy" is used.Latin CatholicismThere are two main forms of the Roman Rite: The Ordinary Form which is used in most Catholic parish…
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In 325 AD.The council of Nicaea was in 325 AD.
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The Orthodox Church began as the first Christian Church (alongside the Roman Catholic Church--this was obviously before the schism which occurred in 1054 between the two churches) at Pentecost in Jerusalem. Short answer: Jerusalem
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Roman Catholic AnswerFor many reasons, all of which have to do with the praise that God gives her as the most perfect work of His creation. She is the only person (save Jesus Christ) who perfectly fulfilled the plan that God had in mind for her when He created her. That plan included bearing and rai…
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October 31 - vigil of All Saints day November 1 - All Saints Day November 2 - All Souls Day
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Orthodox Jews go to Synagogue. Orthodox Christians go to Orthodox Churches.
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The difference is between truth (Orthodox) and error (Baptists).
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The Greek Orthodox regard themselves as the Original Christianity.
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No they cannot. The Orthodox Chruch and Catholic Church are not in communion with one another and are not able to receive the Eucharist at other churches legitmately. -UPDATE- In the past few years this practice has been changed. Orthodox believers can now receive communion in a Roman Catholic Chu…
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Why are there Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Jews? Why are there Shiite Muslims and Sunni Muslims? Why are there Vishnu worshipers and Shiva worshipers? Why is there Soto Zen and Rinzai Zen, and why Mahayana and Hinayana Buddhism? There are many differences in belief among Christians and many fo…
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a church is the main place of worship
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For Monks And Nuns To Live In And A Religious Place
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The Byzantine Empire used a weapon called Greek fire, which no other group had. It was a flame thrower of some sort, but could alternately be a bomb or grenade that was thrown and burst into fire on impact.
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The Eastern (as opposed to the oriental) Orthodox Church in general (not just the Greek Orthodox jurisdiction) differs from the Catholic Church in: Catholics believe the Pope is superior in authority in religious and administrative matters above all other bishops as well as having the ability to inv…
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It depends upon each denomination within Christianity.
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They were once one church, they split east-west but they are still similar to each other! Orthodox Churches are among the oldest Christian groups in existence. Originating in the eastern part of the Roman Empire, they have held tenaciously to the classical theological definitions of the first seve…
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I presume that you mean the year 1054, as I am not aware of 1056 having any significance for Orthodox Christians. The year 1054 AD is generally regarded as the final date of the split in the Universal Church, which began in the year 800 AD when Charlemange set himself up as a rival king to the Easte…
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Orthodox can have two meanings. One being to do with Doctrinal Correctness, and the other referring to A group of quasi-National churches divided on the basis of nations, states and rites all loosely affiliated under various patriarchs. Orthodox in the doctrinal sense simply means that a church tea…
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Answer Jesus was asked by Pontius Pilate: "What is Truth?". To our minds would undoubtedly answer "It is a system of propositional truths like the Westminster Confession of Faith." In other words, we infer from his article that the Protestant mind subconsciously reads Jesus' words thus: "I am the…
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The number of cardinals varies as older cardinals pass away or new cardinals are appointed. There are currently about 180 cardinals world wide but only 120 of those are eligible to participate in a papal conclave to elect a new pope. Once a man reaches 80 years of age he remains a cardinal but is un…
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The 3 main denominations are Catholic, Protestant, & Orthodox.
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Answer # 1A vailAnswer # 2 A veil is fine, but a mantle is better.Answer # 3 It is also referred to as a maphorion in Eastern Churches and figures prominently in the iconography of Mary. REFERENCES Martin, L. Sacred Doorways - A Beginner's Guide to Icons, (Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2002).
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Those who follow the Julian (Old Calendar) celebrate Christmas on 7 January. Those who follow the Gregorian (New Calendar) celebrate Christmas on 25 December. Generally speaking, most Greek churches now use the New Calendar, while the Russians and Serbians continue to use the original Julian Calen…
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Catholic Answer The Great Schism in Catholic terminology (there is no "Roman Catholic" Church) refers to the time in the fourteen century was there was more than one claimant to the Papal throne. The Schism with the Orthodox Church is referred to as the Eastern Schism. The one lasting effect of the…
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They believe in the Triune God: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
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1517, the year when Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses Against Indulgences on the door of the Castle Church at Wittenburg , is commonly seen as the year when the Protestant Reformation began. However, it is difficult to say precisely when an actual split occurred as there were a number of protestant…
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Catholic Answer from 2009 Catholic Almanac, Our Sunday Visitor: Catholic Population Africa 158,313,000 North America 238,779,000 South America 324,256,000 Asia 118,466,000 Europe 282,108,000 Oceania 8,828,000 For a total Catholic world population (as of January 1, 2007) of 6,542,824,000
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This is known as the Nicene Creed. It is a statement of what we believe. We believe in one God, God the the Father, Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and of all things seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages; Li…
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Answer Jesus Himself has established His Church. Eastern Orthodox tradition preserves this very Church. The Orthodox Church was founded by Christ in the year 33 AD, on the Day of Pentecost. According to Orthodox Christian beliefs, the Orthodox Church has always existed from the beginning of time (c…
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The Orthodox Church has no single "leader". Every man sins, and thus one man cannot control a whole Church as he will add many false beliefs to the church because he is human and sins(as we have and currently see happening with the Catholic Church's "infallible" Pope." Instead, the Orthodox Church h…
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Depends what kind of orthodox you mean. Orthodox Jews wouldn't really be getting married in a church. Greek orthodox probably have a Greek Orthodox church. Perhaps a Justice of the Peace is the least controversial route -- this type of service is strictly for legal purposes and leaves out the religi…
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Christmas was first started as a celebration that fell in line with the Pagan Roman festival of Saturnalia. It was adopted by many unbelievers as the birthday of Jesus, even though the scriptures point to his birthday being some time in the Fall, and was incorporated into Church teachings in an atte…
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The Church of the East. Catholicism is the Church of the West.
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There are very few Orthodox churches in Spain at all. The U.S. State Department's 2005 Religious Freedom Report on Spain says there are 10 registered Orthodox parishes in the entire country (although there are likely others which are not registered at the national level).
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The Russian church in Barcelona, Spain is Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church. It is located at C Rector Triado 68 08014.
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Yes, but, they have to decide what faith they are going to raise the children in.
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Jesus. The Orthodox Church traces itself right back to the Apostles. The Orthodox Church is known to directly descend from The Apostles who were given the right to preach the Word of God through Jesus Christ.
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The family is the basic unit of the Catholic Church.
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We pray to Saints so that they in turn, may pray for us.
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Really, no one "invented it". The Catholic Church is the Mystical Body (Acts 9:1-5, 1 Cor 12:12-14) of Christ, so you could say that He established it, so the short answer to your question would be God. The Catholic Church was born from the side of Christ as He hung dead on the cross and blood and w…
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The Catholic and Orthodox Churches are equally old. Prior to the Great Schism of 1054 CE, they formed the same universal church, which they variously called catholic (universal) and orthodox, but which modern scholars often call the Catholic-Orthodox Church. In 1054, Pope Leo IX and Patriarch Mic…
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The co-emperors Constantine the Great and Licinius issued the Edict of Milan in 313 AD which reiterated the toleration of Christianity which had been decreed by the Edict of Toleration by (emperor) Galerius in 311 and which which ended the Great Persecution of Christians that took place under Empero…
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Catholic AnswerThe Catholic faith emanated from God from the beginning of time, and was established on earth definitively from the side of Jesus Christ on the cross outside of Jerusalem when He side was pierced by a spear, around 33 A.D.. Then it was shown to the world at Pentecost with the coming o…
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Answer The Orthodox Church tolerates marriage between an Orthodox to non-Orthodox Christian provided: The non-Orthodox is baptized in water and in the Name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. The couple should be willing to baptize their children in the Orthodox Church and …
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By many of the writings of the Fathers of the church coming from Byzantium or Constantinople during this period.
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Orthodox Christianity is in actual fact, divided into 2 major denominations. Eastern Orthodox being one, & Oriental Orthodox being the second one.
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Orthodoxy is the belief or way of thinking that is accepted as being correct or true. Facts about the Orthodoxy is that they believe the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father, the patriarchs do not have a ruling bishop and the fasting practices are more severe.
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Like the Catholic Church, the Orthodox believe in Apostolic Succession.
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Yes, because it was founded by Jesus Christ in 33 AD, on the Day of Pentecost in Jerusalem, and has remained unchanged for over 2,000 years.
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The icon of Christ "Pantocrator" means "Ruler of the Universe." It is usually painted in the highest part of an Orthodox church (the ceiling or dome) and shows Jesus Christ as the Ruler of both heaven and earth.
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Orthodox Christians use the same Bible as Catholics, Protestants, and most other Christian denominations.
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There are several different answers, one is that some of the saints believed in are different, the orthodox calender is different to the catholic calender, Easter is approximately 2 weeks after the catholic... Also, the events that occurr are sometimes celebrated in different ways, eg. on Easter, th…
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Orthodox is the religious or political views of a person conforming to what is traditionally accepted. Orthodox means conventional, mainstream and conservative.
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Jesus Christ The 70 Apostles
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Orthodox means unchanged and unaltered during the entirety of its existence. The word is made up of two Greek words 'ortho' (meaning correct) and 'doxa' (meaning glory or worship). So it is the correct worship of God.
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The Romanian Orthodox Church was established in 1872. There are over twelve thousand priests and 400 monasteries in Romania today.
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Jesus Himself has established His Church. Eastern Orthodox tradition preserves this very Church. The Orthodox Church was founded by Christ in the year 33 AD, on the Day of Pentecost. According to Orthodox Christian beliefs, the Orthodox Church has always existed from the beginning of time (called…
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Pantocrator. (Gr. "He who reigns over all; almighty"). One of the appellations of God. In Orthodox art, Pantocrator is the name of the fresco decorating the center of the dome, depicting Christ as the almighty God and Lord of the Universe.
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the Sunday after first full moon of the year
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Generally speaking monks would pray, chant the canonical hours (Prime, terce, sext, none, vespers, compline, matins, lauds), and they would work. Depending on where the monks were living and what order they belonged to they would have gardens, dairys, or they would teach, or provide medical services…
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Jeasus's death had many significances to the Christians. First of all, They believe that it took away all of their sins for doing certain things ( but they could still accumulate new ones). Also the Romans who killed him blamed the Jews for it, which caused much antisemitism.
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Consecrated Hosts are stored in a Ciborium, and this is used to give Holy Communion, as well.
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The First Council of Nicaea began on May 20, 325 AD and lasted until June 19, 325 AD. The council was summoned by Emperor Constantine I.
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Both churches regard themselves as the true descendant church of the early Christian church, so it's more proper to say that they originated at the same time or along parallel paths until they split formally from each other. Yet, The Orthodox Church has only changed 1 thing about itself since the y…
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Orthodox Christians use the original Nicene Creed, as set out by the First and Second Ecumenical Councils.The creed is as follows:I believe in one God, Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible;And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only-begotten…
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Priests are for catholic churches. Other churches that are christians such as lutheran, or baptist, may be called pastor or preacher. While catholic priests may also be called pastors or preachers also, you can not call a baptist or lutheran church leader a priest.
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