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Eastern Orthodoxy

Parent Category: Christianity
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.
Yes, around the fourth century of the common era, the Churchdeclred itself orthodox. Martin Luther, in 1520 broke from theChurch and its orthodoxy. Since then protestant christianity hasdone away with orthodoxy. Two Churches consider themselvesorthodox: The Greek Orthodox and the Russian Orthodox.
During the early Christian era, before the Great Schism, the Roman Catholic Church and the Greek Orthodox Church did not exist as separate entities - there was only a Church that is now called the Catholic-Orthodox Church. Nevertheless, there were differences between the two sections of the one...
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 singsongs of love and relationships about not only their God but alosotheir vicars
Pascha is the Greek name for Easter. It is derived from the namePesach, the Hebrew festival of Passover.
Usually there's praying, and worshiping their God.
Probably because the Sacred Scriptures of the New Testament Gospelsdoesn't not record the name of the sinful woman caught in adultery.The only thing the Gospels say about Mary Magdalene is that ourLord Jesus Christ cast out seven demons from her and she followedChrist ever since.
Spritual gifts can be referred to the fruits of the spirits. Andthese are listed to be love, patience, kindness, and hope. This isrecorded in the new testament of the Bible.
If you mean for the upkeep of the church i.e maintenance of it structure, then give what you can. If you mean that your donates will be used wholly for the welfare of the poor and needy people, why not fast for a day and give the money that the missed meals would have cost. If it is for the wages...
\nBy the time, Great Schism the patriarch of Contantinople named Michael\nCerularius dispute with Pope Leo IX. They differed with Roman church in their Eucharist. They do not use unleavened bread.\n\n
Well, both sides of the church gained something. The Catholic, orWestern, Church gained freedom to follow/appoint a pope, while theEastern, Orthodox, Church gained the freedom to not follow thepope.
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...
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 churchdid. Due to the Great Schism, the Catholics follow this way ofworshipping, but have modernized it a little. Orthodox Christiansalso follow the Julian calendar, except for Christmas, while theCatholics follow the Gregorian
For the year 2010, Easter Sunday falls on April 4th.
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).
The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople is considered thespiritual leader of Orthodox Christians; however, this position isnot analogous to that of the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Asthe Orthodox Church considers Jesus Christ the head of the Church,the Ecumenical Patriarch is simply...
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...
The Eastern Orthodox Church rules allow for fish to be consumed on some fasting seasons, such as the Apostles' Fast and the Christmas (Advent) Fast (except on Wednesdays and Fridays), because these fasts are not as strict as Great Lent (before Easter) or the Virgin Mary's Dormition Fast. The Coptic...
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.
\nThe 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...
In this century Easter will occur on 2057 and 2068 http://www.assa.org.au/edm.html#Calculator
Easter is calculated to follow the Jewish feast of Passover. The Jews use the Jewish calendar to calculate when Passover should occur. Catholics and most Protestants use the new Gregorian calendar decreed by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 to calculate the date of Easter. The Orthodox Church uses...
This council contributed the Nicene Creed.It is long form of belief of the Catholic church.\n
\nIt 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...
\n Answer \n. \nIn 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.
Historical background During the period of persecution, the Early Christian Churchdeveloped differently according to the part of the Roman Empire;the Church in the East developed differently from the West and theChurch in Africa (Copts) differed again. After the legalisation ofChristianity, the...
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...
All Orthodox christians go to church on Sundays.
Answer \n. \nMAIN BELIEFS (DOGMAS) OF THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH\n(Not necessarily in any order)\n. \nGOD. \nWorship the Holy Trinity as God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matt 28:19).\nWorship Jesus Christ as Lord, Saviour and the Word (Logos) as God. (John 1:1).\nBelieve in God as...
In Greece although historically greek orthodox has been used to describe all eastern orthodox churches.
It happened during 1057 when the patriarch of the Constantinople Michael Cerularius have some misunderstanding with the pope of Rome example to the unleavened in the Eucharist. It could be Mary and the Pope.
it was based on the New Testament church founded by Jesus Christ in 33 AD. From there, the church spread to all parts of the world until the year 1054 AD, when there was a split or schism and this caused the two groups to be known as Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox from that period onwards.
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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 Eastern Roman Empire and its fall remain a reverberating facetto modern identity and conflict. One aspect still felt is thedivision between Catholicism and Eastern Orthodox. Another conflictand source of historical anguish is the Fall of Constantinoplewhich ultimately gave rise to the partition...
No, there are no Russian Holy Books. Orthodoxy and Christianity arethe dominant religion in Russia. There is also a small numbers ofMuslims and Jews.
At the time 11th century,a man name Michael Cerularius a Patriarch of Constantinople break with the Pope of Rome because he did not understand why the unleavened bread for the Catholics is real presence of Jesus Christ.\n\n
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...
\nThe 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.\n. \nThe Orthodox Church...
\nGenerally this is not allowed, as the Orthodox Church only accepts marriage between Orthodox Christians as the correct way. However, especially in Western countries, some Orthodox Churches will allow a mixed marriage to take place, for example between an Orthodox and a Catholic or Protestant, so...
\nYes. 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 divorce...
\n Answer \n. \nYes, 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.
\nThe name Jesus comes from the Greek word "Iesous" which means healer and saviour.\n. \nThe name Christ comes from the Greek work "Christos" which means the Annointed One or Messiah.\n. \nAccording to the Bible, Jesus Christ is the only name that brings salvation (Acts 4:12).
As a result of the East-West schism of 1054, when members of the Roman Catholic church and what thereafter was referred to as the Greek Orthodox church engaged in mutual excommunication of members. There are political, cultural and theological reasons for the schism. From 1054, Rome is not in...
The Trinity is exactly the same, ie. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
An Orthodox Christian is only permitted to baptize an Orthodox baby or adult.
Yes. The Greek Orthodox Church successfully evangelized WesternEuropeans due to a willingness to teach others in their uniquelanguages.
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 aproved...
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.
Generally, there has never been any official ban on birth control (such as contraception), as this is a matter that an individual would usually discuss with their priest-confessor. However, the Orthodox church is strictly against abortion being used as a method of birth control, as the church views...
It is a representation of heaven.
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 Answer The Catholic Church was founded by Jesus Christ on Peter. Jesus send the Holy Spirit to guide It and remain with It...
Whilst praying together has sometimes happened in the past, receiving Communion together is not permitted. Usually an Orthodox person can only pray in a Catholic church if there is no other Orthodox church within a reasonable distance.
No, it belongs to one of the main Protestant groups, known as the Anglicans (or the Episcopalians in the USA).
He wears a black cassock and a hat. The cassock is similar to the one worn by Catholic priests.
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 tohow St. Peter celebrated it. We worship as Peter and the FirstChurch worshipped, so you could say that the first Christian Churchwas Orthodox. Orthodox also believe in Transfiguration, which is amajor issue between churches....
The roman catholic church is basically a religion that is the main branch of christianity. Unlike Byzantine catholics the roman catholics dont believe in idols. There are about 1,135,729,000 catholics in the world according to the most recent census. Clarification: Catholicism is not a branch of...
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 ...
No, as Orthodox Christians (regardless of age) are only permitted to receive Communion in an Orthodox Church.
Good question! You'll have to ask about that.
There were any number of heresies over the years, but the bottomline was the Greek Orthodox Christian were mainly a national churchrun by their government, and they separated so that they would nothave Rome interfering in their affairs.
There are more than 350 million Orthodox Christians in the world, and the number increases each year. It is the second-largest Christian church, after the Roman Catholics.
If by 'Greek Orthodox' you mean the Eastern Orthodox Faith (of which Greek Orthodoxy is a part) then it was established in the year 33 AD by Jesus Christ on Pentecost in Jerusalem. If you are referring to the Church of Greece, then it began in the year 1850. However, Orthodox Christianity existed...
"elephants are yummy" was the original answer to this question. The correct answer is under this. The church was split into more than two parts because all the Christians believed in Christ, but they each had their own way of believing. So, the church split into many parts, but all the people are...
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)...
The head of the Russian Orthodox church is called the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia. He is His Holiness Patriarch +KYRILL I . He is the spiritual leader of all Russian Orthodox Christians in Russia, which is the largest body of Orthodox believers in Russia today and is known as the Moscow...
The three main differences are: 1) Papal claims of supremacy, 2) the change to the Creed (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, the laity receiving communion as bread only...
Writing icons is an extremely prayer-filled task. You first, needto ask the Lord for guidance in this situation, and to guide yourhand. You also need to pray to the saint you are going to bewriting. Praying to a saint, is not the same as praying to God. Youmust ask the saint to pray for YOU in this...
YES. Greeks were the first people to become Christian [Besides Jews] The new testament is written in Greek.
The three main reasons are: 1) Papal claims of supremacy, 2) the change to the Creed (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, the laity receiving communion as bread only,...
The Orthodox Church was founded by Jesus Himself 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 the Church Triumphant) but the physical church on earth (called the Church Militant) was...