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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.
  == Answer ==   I know of no city called Wyndham, NY. There are 51 Greek Orthodox Churches in the State of New York. Youj may look them up on the following website: www.goarch.org/en/parishes
they share the bread and the wine and then the altar boys sing  songs of love and relationships about not only their God but aloso  their vicars 
Usually there's praying, and worshiping their God.
Probably because the Sacred Scriptures of the New Testament Gospels  doesn't not record the name of the sinful woman caught in adultery.  The only thing the Gospels say about Mary Magdalene is that our  Lord Jesus Christ cast out seven demons from her and she followed  Christ ever since.
Spritual gifts can be referred to the fruits of the spirits. And  these are listed to be love, patience, kindness, and hope. This is  recorded in the new testament of the Bible.
Well, both sides of the church gained something. The Catholic, or  Western, Church gained freedom to follow/appoint a pope, while the  Eastern, Orthodox, Church gained the freedom to not follow the  pope.
The Holy Scriptures are a collection of Books of the New Testament that come out of the Holy Tradition (the unwritten and oral tradition) of the Early Christian Church. The Bible did not just appear out of thin air.At the time when Jesus Christ established His Church in Jerusalem in 33 AD, there was...
Since Rome was then the HQ of the Church of the West, and Constantinople has fallen to the Turks, The Orthodox Church found it suitable to reassign Moscow as The Center of Orthodoxy Christianity, there fore being the "Third Rome."
The Orthodox Church worships the way Peter and the first church  did. Due to the Great Schism, the Catholics follow this way of  worshipping, but have modernized it a little. Orthodox Christians  also follow the Julian calendar, except for Christmas, while the  Catholics follow the Gregorian
Lenin played an active role is trying to end the power of the Russian Orthodox Church. His reign of terror saw the destruction of churches and the killing of priests, monks and nuns. The Orthodox Church was declared illegal under the Communist regime and a systematic campaign of persecution and...
The Catholic cross has two bars, with the bottom vertical bar being longer than the top bar. The Orthodox cross has three bars, as it has an extra slanted bar at the bottom.
The Orthodox Church does not encourage relations at the age of thirteen. If by 'love' you mean sexual relations, then the view of the Church is that sex before marriage is not permitted.
Eastern Orthodox Church (or the Christian Orthodox Church).
There are fourteen/fifteen "Autocephalous" Orthodox Churches. Depending on who you talk to.... "Autocephalous" means, basically, "self-ruling." So, each of these fourteen/fifteen Churches (1. The Patriarchate of Constantinople; 2. The Patriarchate of Jerusalem; 3. The Patriarchate of Antioch; 4. The...
The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople is considered the  spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians; however, this position is  not analogous to that of the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. As  the Orthodox Church considers Jesus Christ the head of the Church,  the Ecumenical Patriarch is...
  Cyril is definitely not a German name! Saint Cyrill along with Methodius, are credited with having served as the ( apostles to the Slavs) and having invented the Cyrillic alphabet, used in the modern Russian language as an end to this task. They were most likely Greeks. Greek was the spiritual...
Holy Week is the entire week before Easter Sunday.Usually celebration/commemoration of the events leading to the death of Jesus Christ begin on Palm Sunday. In some traditions, the Wednesday of Holy Week is sometimes known as Spy Wednesday. The next significant date in the church's calendar is...
There are many such churches, the main one being St Andrew's in the Phanar district of Constantinople (or Istanbul) called Rum Patrikhanesi.
  The Holy Fathers of the Church, guided by the Holy Spirit, decided which of the many scriptures at that time were inspired by God and which were not. The inspired scriptures became the books of the New Testament. Prior to the arrival of Jesus, and for many years after, there were only the Old...
  It is important to kiss holy icons or images, as this is a sign of respect, in the same way that we kiss a picture of our mother, father, husband, wife or children, to show the respect that we have for our loved ones. When we kiss a photo or picture of a family member or loved one, we are not...
  == Answer ==     In the Eastern Orthodox Church, (which includes Greek Orthodox Christians and Russian Orthodox Christians, etc.) Easter eggs are painted red, as this colour represents the blood that Christ shed for our sins during His crucifixion.
Eastern Orthodox Churches and along with with most other Churches, which are not derived from the Roman Catholic Church, the computation is done in accordance to the same rules for over 1000 years. Roman Church has changed the calendar to Gregorian along with shift to the Easter Sunday estimation. ...
Yes, it is primarily the remembrance of the Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples prior to his crucifixion. Significantly, it was here that Christ instituted the Eucharist ( also called the Lord's Supper, Lord's Table, or Holy Communion.) Christ's prayers, betrayal, and arrest in the Garden of...
== Answer ==     MAIN BELIEFS (DOGMAS) OF THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH   (Not necessarily in any order)     GOD.   Worship the Holy Trinity as God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matt 28:19).   Worship Jesus Christ as Lord, Saviour and the Word (Logos) as God. ...
== 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...
The Eastern Roman Empire and its fall remain a reverberating facet  to modern identity and conflict. One aspect still felt is the  division between Catholicism and Eastern Orthodox. Another conflict  and source of historical anguish is the Fall of Constantinople  which ultimately gave rise to...
No, there are no Russian Holy Books. Orthodoxy and Christianity are  the dominant religion in Russia. There is also a small numbers of  Muslims and Jews.
No, this would compromise their mission duties- however, in special cases widows have been permitted to enter religious orders- as is the case with Catholics- The Grand Duchess Elisabeth ( Aunt Betty to Anastasia)- the sister of the Czar, was one such case, she was horribly murdered by NKVD men and...
If your question is "Why did Jesus Christ found the Orthodox Church", he founded the Church so that we can continue his works here on Earth after his departure.
The head of the Orthodox Church is Jesus Christ. The spiritual leaders are the four Ancient Patriarchates (ie. Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem) followed by the leaders of the "Autocephalous" (self-governing) churches, such as Moscow, Greece, Serbia, etc. The Orthodox Church has no...
  The head of the Orthodox Church is Jesus Christ. The spiritual heads on earth are the four ancient Patriarchates (Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem) together with the Autocephalous (self-governing) Churches such as Moscow, Serbia, Romania, Greece, and so on.     The...
  Yes. While the Church does not encourage divorce, it allows a divorced person to marry again in an Orthodox Church, although the service is slightly different. You may need to check with your priest to see if you first need to obtain an ecclesiatical divorce, which is separate from a civil...
  == Answer ==     Yes, Easter is the most important event in the church calendar for all Orthodox Christians throughout the world. Easter in Russia is observed by more than 100 million Russian Orthodox people.
  The name Jesus comes from the Greek word "Iesous" which means healer and saviour.     The name Christ comes from the Greek work "Christos" which means the Annointed One or Messiah.     According to the Bible, Jesus Christ is the only name that brings salvation (Acts 4:12).
An Orthodox Christian is only permitted to baptize an Orthodox baby or adult.
There was no founder.   Answer:Our tradition is that it was Abraham (Talmud, Yoma 28b).
Russian Orthodoxy is practiced mainly in Russia, but has found itself surging also in the United States.
The 21st of March was when the vernal equinox (or Spring equinox) occured at the time of the First Ecumenical Council in 325 AD, whereas in recent times it occurs on 10th or 11th of March. Easter has always been, and is still celebrated after the vernal equinox, ie. after the 21st of March, in order...
== 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...
An Orthodox priest is required to be a reverent man, not consuming much wine, not greedy for money, holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. They should also be blameless, and the husbands of one wife (for married priests), ruling their children and their own houses well. (1Timothy 3...
No; seraphim are seen as the highest class of angels. While they are important on the alter, alter boys are just there to help out; they are there out of necessity and there is not much, if any, symbolism attached to them.
There are 5 canonical lents. 3 day lent , Great Lent(50 days leading to Easter), 13 day lent remembering the Disciples, 15 day lent remembering St Mary and the 25 day lent leading towards Christmas.
There is not one specific language used in the Eastern Orthodox Church. The language which should be used in the services depends on which country the Orthodox Church is in, and also on the language spoken by the majority of the people in a congregation. For example, Orthodox Churches in Japan use...
Mormons believe in the priesthood, which is authority given from Jesus Christ, and they believe in the Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ.    Roman Catholic AnswerThe Catholic Church was founded by Jesus Christ on Peter. Jesus send the Holy Spirit to guide It and remain with...
No, it belongs to one of the main Protestant groups, known as the Anglicans (or the Episcopalians in the USA).
The Holy Bible. The Orthodox Church regards the Holy Bible as being very important, and equal with the Holy Tradition (ie. the unwritten and oral traditions of Jesus Christ and the Church). The Holy Scriptures are a collection of Books of the New Testament that came out of the Holy Tradition of the...
It was called the Eastern Orthodox, and the West part was called the Roman Catholic.
Well, the Orthodox Church tries to keep the liturgy, as close to  how St. Peter celebrated it. We worship as Peter and the First  Church worshipped, so you could say that the first Christian Church  was Orthodox. Orthodox also believe in Transfiguration, which is a  major issue between churches....
This has to do with a rather complex issue regarding the nature of the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and particularly the Spirit's place within it. The Orthodox church felt that the description of the Trinity in the revised Nicene Creed was incorrect. Interestingly, they had no problems...
birth, confirmation, batisim, marraige, confession, last/death
The lit candle represents the life of the faithful. It shows how a Christian should act, burning like a candle before God, his body being gradually consumed by the divine flame, marking the end of earthly light. It is also worth noting that, unlike in Protestant faiths, fire is not a negative thing ...
The Roman Catholics believe that we inherit original sin from Adam and Eve. The Orthodox Church believes that, while the sin of Adam and Eve caused the "Fallen nature" of the world, we are no longer guilty of their sin, because of Jesus Christ (the New Adam) and the Holy Virgin Mary (the New Eve)...
Writing icons is an extremely prayer-filled task. You first, need  to ask the Lord for guidance in this situation, and to guide your  hand. You also need to pray to the saint you are going to be  writing. Praying to a saint, is not the same as praying to God. You  must ask the saint to pray for...
YES. Greeks were the first people to become Christian [Besides Jews] The new testament is written in Greek.
Eastern Orthodox view on life, simply we believe you must follow  the teachings of Christ, and lives of the saints. We also believe  that its better to suffer in this short live, than suffer in Hell  for eternity. That brings us to the next question about the  Afterlife. We believe that those...
First, I want to say that we are Christians, let there be any ignorance or confusion there.We, of the Orthodox Church (of which Greek Orthodoxy is only one part), recite the following Nicene Creed, without the "Filoque" clause (which is absent in the original text of the Nicene Creed): I believe in...
  Because the western churches use the Gregorian calendar and the eastern orthodox churches use the Julian calendar. Easter is always celebrated on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the beginning of Spring. Because the two calenders have different dates for the beginning of...
Some Anglicans (known as Episcopalians in the US) use icons in their churches. Most fall into the category of "high church" Anglicans, rather than the "low church" Anglicans. High church Anglicans frequently use icons, incense and bells as a means of facilitating worship and relationship to God,...
you would find candles, bibles, oil lamps which symbolise that Jesus is the light of the world. Also icons can be found adorning the walls of churches and often cover the inside structure completely.
Apart from language of worship and some differing rituals- not much. The Russians tend towards a spiritual numerology that favors the number l,3, and 5. it is common for an Orthodox church to have five domes- the center one symbolizing God or the Church and the outer four the four Gospels. ( it can...
The Orthodox Church only ordains men to the priesthood, as this has been the practice of the Christian Church for over 2,000 years, since Apostolic times. However, the question of ordaining women to the diaconate is more widely discussed, and at least one Orthodox Church (Greece) has re-established...
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No, it is not in communion with the Catholic Church.
Princess Olga of Kiev was the first Russian leader to convert to Christianity. She was baptized in Constantinople into the Orthodox Church and is considered an equal to the Apostles.
If you mean, what religion is it based on, it isn't based upon another religion. It could be considered the root of Christianity, as it traces its patriarchy (kind of like the Pope) directly back to Jesus Christ and the Apostles. If you meant, what ideas is it based on, the simplest answer would be...
  A suspended Orthodox priest is still a priest, however, he is not allowed to perform any of the functions of a priest while he is under suspension. So he cannot solemnize a marriage if he has been suspended. If he has been defrocked, this is much more serious, and means that he is no longer a...
Saint Sophia was the saint of wisdom, she had three daughters (faith, hope, and wisdom) She was a widow, and her three daughters were martyrs. They were placed in a furnace, got boiling water poured on them, and scourged. This however, did not kill them, they were not even harmed by these events....
Many Holy Days! So many I can't list them all. There are the feasts  of the Saints. Then there are the major fasts, the Nativity Fast,  and Lent. Christmas/Christmas Eve is a holy day, as well as Pascha,  which is basically Easter, and Holy Friday. Holy Week is also a  very strict fasting day.
First off, Orthodox do not call it confirmation. It is called  Chrismation. You don't have to be Chrismated at birth, because  Eastern Orthodox allow converts, but to receive the Eucharist, you  must be Chrismated.
John the Baptist was born , according to the record in Luke chapters 1 -2, up to 6 months before Jesus. This is deduced from the visit of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth, John's mother, when Elizabeth was 6 months pregnant. The suggestion is that Mary was already with child by this time (see Luke 1:41...
In Constantinople, and it has remained there to this day.
The Russians seem to favor a spiritual Numerology that favors the numbers 1,3, and 5. this may even have some connection with the 5-year plans of soviet communist economy. RO churches frequently have five domes- one at each corner or quadrant ( signifyting the four Gospels, the center one for Christ...
A patriarchate is the country and land area covered by the spiritual jurisdiction of a Patriarch, or his area of responsibility. For example, the Patriarch of Alexandria is responsible for his patriarchate which covers Egypt and all of Africa.In the Eastern Orthodox Church there are four ancient...
Hey, I'm asking for an answer. The bible never said the passion of Christ should be named Good Friday, Glorious Saturday. I read Sunday as the day Christ resurrected from the dead.
Orthodox is a religion. They believe in the Bible, and in God. The difference is they are cool.
Eastern Orthodoxy is a Christian denomination (it is the second largest, in fact, with Roman Catholicism first). Thus, the prophets are all the Christian prophets written about in the Old Testament. For example: Moses, Abraham, Ezekiel, etc.
The colour purple is worn by Orthodox priests on Good Friday. This is because Pilate and his soldiers placed a purple robe on Jesus, just before His crucifixion. (Mark 15:16-20) "...they put on Him a purple robe. Then they said, Hail, King of the Jews!" (John 19:1-5).
A Greek Orthodox person may attend a wedding 40 days after the death of a parent. Though some do not wish to party, and are mourning, they are allowed to go to weddings and parties.
No. The Orthodox Church has Patriarchs but these are not the same with the Pope.
No difference in their beliefs. They are both part of the Eastern Orthodox Church, but the Antiochians are mainly Orthodox people from Lebanon, and the Greeks are mainly Orthodox people from Greece.
\n. \n Answer \n. \nHe is an abbot or protos.\n. \nYou can also have an Archimandrite, who usually leads a group of monks or monasteries. \n. \nAn Abbot is the head of one monastery, as is also sometimes called by the Greek name of "Hegumen" or "Hegumenos." The other Greek title of "protos"...
The main church celebrations starting with "M" are: Mass, Matins (morning service), Magnificat (megalynalion in Greek), and Marriage or matrimony.
Eastern Orthodox Christians believe in the Trinity. We believe that  God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, are three separate persons, but  are of the same essence. Much like how water, ice, and steam are  three separate states, but still have the same chemical  compositions. We also believe that...
The Russian Orthodox Church is part of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and is therefore in communion with all the other churches that belong to the Eastern Orthodox Church, such as the Greeks, Serbians, Romanians, etc. The Coptic Orthodox Church is part of the "miaphysite" group of churches, also...
The three main sources of tensions are: 1) Papal claims of  supremacy, 2) the unauthorized change to the Creed (adding the  'filioque'), and 3) Papal teachings about purgatory and  indulgences.   In addition to these, there were a few other lesser reasons, such  as the use of unleavened bread...
Coptic or Ep-ty means Egyptian and is where the name EGYPT originates. It is one of the original christian churches set up in the 1st century by St. Mark and follows apostolic as well as patristic teachings. The father of christian monasticism St Anthony is originally Coptic. Copts also where...
According to History Today, it is called the Great Schism:    Great Schism (1378-1417)Division of the Roman Catholic church in  which rival popes sat in Rome and Avignon. The election of the  Italian Pope Urban VI (a reaction to the French-dominated Avignon  papacy) led to the election of a...
  == Answer ==   "Greek Orthodox" is the name used to describe the Church of Greece or an Orthodox person who belongs to the Church of Greece. The Church of Greece is one of the fifteen autocephalous (meaning self-governing) Orthodox churches which make up the Eastern Orthodox Church.  ...
  The Greek Orthodox Church is one of the 12 different Churches that make up the larger, Orthodox Church.