How do Orthodox and Anglican Christians differ in their use of icons?
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, whereas the low church Anglicans tend to believe excessive rituals and implements distract from worship and relationship. In many places around the world, Anglicans are emphasizing their ancient roots and are encouraging the use of icons and other devotional practices again. For example, St Paul's Cathedral in London, has a large icon of the Virgin Mary and Christ on its wall. The current Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend Dr. Rowan Williams, also encourages the use of icons as part of Anglican services.
It may also be argued that the Anglican tradition has long emphasized words as iconography even more than images. Examples can be found in the mystical and poetical tradition throughout Anglicanism's history. Examples may include such notable "icons" as "St. Patrick's Breastplate," the poetry of John Donne, and the Book of Common Prayer, itself.
The Orthodox Church, however, places much greater emphasis on the corporate use of holy icons in its services and some churches are full of portable icons and frescoes or mosaics on the walls. It continues the practice of the Early Church which has used icons in its Liturgy and services for over 2000 years. For example, the evangelist and apostle St Luke, himself painted many icons of the Virgin Mary and Christ. So from this, no one can say that the use of icons did not have an Apostolic foundation. Indeed, the Seventh Ecumenical Council, which is accepted by all mainstream Christian Faiths, made a clear ruling that icons are a necessary and essential part of the Christian Faith. The veneration or honour of holy icons has an important place in the Church, but it confirmed that icons are not worshipped. Only the Lord Jesus Christ is worshipped. Icons are venerated, which means respected and honoured, in the same way that we respect a photo of our loved ones by kissing it, but we do not worship them either.
Icons represent the transfigured Saint who is represented in the icon, and sometimes depicts some scenes from their life or martyrdom. Holy icons have been used as an aid to worship by Christians since the earliest times during Orthodox Church services. Especially since the Church had only the Hebrew Scriptures without a formalized New Testament for the first few centuries of the Church.
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Orthodox icons are often referred to as "windows to heaven." The icon is a depiction of Christ, the saints, or biblical events done in a very precise fashion with thoughtful prayer throughout the process. The icon shares in the reality of image it depicts, thus we hold them very dear as they teach u…s with our eyes what our ears cannot hear. (MORE)
Answer . It really should be "Anglican Christians" not "Christian Anglicans" as all Anglicans would say they are Christian but not all Christians are Anglican e.g. Catholics, Orthodox and Methodists are Christians by not Anglican.. Anglicans are part of a worldwide group which see the Archbishop o…f Canterbury as spiritual leader (though he is not like the pope). In some places they are called Episcopalians e.g. Scotland, South America and US. Anglicans are not just people in the Church of England.. Answer. The Anglican Church is the Church of England. . Answer . Although it sounds simplistic, you'd have to say 'Christian Anglicans' would be people belonging to an Anglican church who identify Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.. Answer . Not simplistic at all. It highlights the observations made elsewhere that membership in the Christian Church at large is more complex than meets the eye. Some will make the distinction above that there are Anglicans, and there are Anglicans who are Christian; the groups are not necessarily identical. It depends on who is answering, and how they define Christian. (MORE)
Answer . The answer depends on which denomination of Christianity you have in mind. If you are thinking of Christian doctrine, in general, Anglican theology is very similar to that of the other American Christian churches. Anglicans believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, and established th…e Christian Church, the belief in heaven as the afterlife reward for "Christian behavior", the "Golden Rule", and that everyone has a duty to assist other people in need. The King James Bible is the basis for sermons at the Sunday services. (MORE)
Similarities--they are both Christian. Differences--the Orthodox do not recognize the authority of the Pope. The Orthodox celebrate their Christmas on a different day. Catholic Answer It's just Catholic, not Roman Catholic. Roman is an epithet first commonly used in England after the protesta…nt revolt to describe the Catholic Church. It is never used by the official Catholic Church. The similarities between the two faiths is deep and strong. When the Orthodox split from the Catholic Church, each of those Eastern Rites broke into two: thus, to this day, there is a Greek Orthodox Church and a Greek Uniate Catholic Church. Uniate means that it is just another rite within the Catholic Church. Many in the west, especially those who use the words "Roman Catholic" tend to think of the Catholic Church as monolithic, but it is not so, there are many separate rites in the Church, all of them equally ancient, and equally valid. Each of those rites which broke into Orthodox and Uniate Rites are equally Christian, enjoying the fullness of Christ's priesthood in their bishops, thus having a valid priesthood, and valid sacraments. The main difference is that the Orthodox are no longer in communion with the Pope in Rome, and thus a lot of their doctrinal development is stunted by about a 1000 years at this point. (MORE)
Many people would say there are no differences. It depends on how you define "traditional Christian ideals." In many senses, the Anglican church is the most true to tradition, since it did not completely reject anything related to the Roman Catholic church, like the protestants did, nor did it react… to the Reformation by declaring everything Protestant to be evil, as the Roman Catholic church did. The most fundamental Christian ideals are set out in the Nicene, Apostles and Athanasian creeds, which all Anglicans, Catholics, Eastern Orthodox and Protestant Christian churches profess. (MORE)
Iconographers study iconography at Seminary, or study under a noted iconographer. Some monks and nuns who write icons, study iconography at the monastery.
Well, the biger difference is that the catholics follow mostly their religion and the other cristians follow just the bible and god not a religion. And the similarity is that they both obey the same god.
\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 wosh…ipping them and we are not kissing the paper or wood or glass of the photo or frame. In the same way, when we kiss an icon of the holy saints, we are not kissing the physical material of the icon, but rather, we are showing respect and honour towards the person who is represented in the icon.\n. \nOrthodox Christians often kiss, respect, venerate and honour icons, but they do not woship icons. Orthodox Christians only worship God. The Bible has many examples of how holy icons were used as an aid to worshipping God, even in Old Testament times. For example, when God commanded Moses to make images of cherubim angels for the Temple "In the Most Holy Place he made two cherubim..." (2Chronicles 3:10).\n. \nSo when we kiss an icon of our Lord Jesus Christ, it is as though we are kissing Christ Himself. Jesus does not condemn this practice, but rather sees it as an act of respect, just like He did with the sinful woman in the Bible: "You gave me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss my feet since the time I came in." (Luke 7:45). (MORE)
It -- like the Orthodox Church -- considers itself, along with the Catholic Church as one of the 3 direct shoots from the early Church. The great expositor of this view and opposer of it later, was John Henry Newman. Do read him. I just saw yesterday that he is to be beatified. And I think (along wi…th 3 popes) that he will be made a Doctor of the Church.. One relevant work of his is "Certain Difficulties Felt by Anglicans in Catholic Teaching" (MORE)
Answer . Orthodox Christianity is the descriptive name given to the faith and beliefs of the Orthodox Church. It is similar to other names such as Roman Catholic Christianity or Protestant Christianity. The name Orthodox means having the correct beliefs and the correct way to glorify God. . Th…e 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 established in Jerusalem in 33 AD and continues to exist to this day without any changes to its dogmas and beliefs. (MORE)
1.6% of Orthodox Christian is in Germany today and more than likely in Belgium and In Some otther places by Germany.
The Eastern Orthodox Church is a Christian church. All Christian churches share the belief that Jesus Christ is God, born on Earth as a man, and that salvation, or freedom from sin, is to be attained by following Christ as one's personal Lord and Saviour. Just as doctrine varies among other Chris…tian churches, the Orthodox Church has doctrine that sets it apart. Some notable points are the Orthodox perspectives on the meaning of salvation, the concept of heaven and hell, and whether the Bible is to be interpreted literally. If you would like to investigate the differences between Eastern Orthodoxy and other Christian churches such as Catholicism and various Protestant denominations, a wealth of information is available at the Orthodox Church of America's website, which you will find in the related links section. (MORE)
To be "an orthodox Christian" means to have the right or correct opinion about Christian doctrine. However, who is entitled to judge that? One approach is for an individual person to decide who he or she will trust to give them the right opinion. Another approach is for an individual to independe…ntly assess what is the right opinion about any particular issue. For Catholics, orthodoxy lies in the Catholic Church itself, and in the end result, in the Pope. Catholics believe that both the Bible and tradition are authoritative. For Protestants, the Bible stands above all other authorities, and every doctrine has to be measured solely against what the Bible says. Since the Bible was not written as a doctrinal manifesto, it is necessary to read the Bible and then to form a judgement on each issue to determine what is the right opinion. This means that there is some diversity in Protestant opinions on a number of issues of Christian doctrine, while retaining a large measure of agreement around the central doctrines of the faith. There is also a very old part of the Church that describes itself as "Orthodox." So we have a Greek Orthodox Church and its daughter churches, such as the Russian Orthodox Church. In these churches there is great confidence placed in the decisions of the Ecumenical Councils, particularly the councils held at Nicea, Constantinople, Ephesus and Chalcedon, held in the fourth and fifth centuries. Catholics and most Protestants also have confidence in the decisions of these councils. There are two other main branches of this self-described "Orthodox" part of the Church. Each branch differs in its respective attitude to the councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon. On one hand, there is the Syrian Orthodox Church, and the other independent churches who are associated with it, such as the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Armenian Apostolic Church. They formally reject the decisions of the Council of Chalcedon. On the other hand, there is the Church of the East. It formally rejects the decisions of the Council of Ephesus. Yet these differences go back a long way, and relate to questions that were hotly contested at the time, even though these churches believe that the underlying issues are capable of being expressed in different (but less controversial) terms on which almost all Christians would agree. (MORE)
A: There are many differences between Greek Orthodox Church and Russian Orthodox Church, so posing the question that broadly is meaningless. Regular Christianity is too heterogeneous if at all useful notion.
The major thing or item about the Roman and Orthodox Churches that separate them from the Anglican Church and one another is that both claim to be the sole, One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church to the exclusion of both the others! The Anglican Church has always claimed to be no more than Communi…on of Catholic believers within the Catholic Church. She bases her claims on her antiquity and her belief in the Apostolic Succession in both the faith and Catholic Orders! She also believes in Holy Tradition as taught, explained and interpreted by the Seven Ecumenical Councils. As for Rome? She claims authority in Jurisdiction and Infallibility from S.Peter through the bishop of Rome, but,[to my mind, ] signally fails to prove it in any adequate manner! Roman Catholic Answer Technically, the term "Roman Catholic" is not used by the Church herself, it is mostly used by Protestants to refer to the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church. For instance, I use "Roman Catholic" as I am Latin Rite, and it is the term that most people recognize. The Catholic Church is the one that was founded by Jesus and the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The Orthodox split occurred in the 11th century over the jurisdiction the the Papacy, and a lot of political arguing, which has been a source of anguish for the church for ten centuries now. The Orthodox are Catholic, and have valid Orders (a valid priesthood and line of succession in their bishops), and thus they have valid sacraments. The Holy Father, and various Patriarchs of the Orthodox church are working this out, as I type this. The Anglicans, on the other hand, are just another Protestant sect that broke away from the Church in the 16th century. They do not have valid Orders, and thus have no valid sacraments. Various groups of Anglicans are also working with the Holy Father and coming back to the Church, although in their case, their priests have to go back to the seminary and be ordained. Nevertheless, the Holy Father has graciously extended his hand to them, and they have, just has graciously, accepted. There is an Anglican priest who attends Mass at my parish every week with the school children. He will be coming into the Church at Christmas and this is a great cause of rejoicing. We have been splintered for way too long, and over the most amazing nonsense... (MORE)
The same as the use of a Catholic altar.. it is the most important furniture peice in the church. It represents God's prescence with a cross or crucifix. Holy Communion is performed by the altar, as well as other religious ceremonies.
It is a painting on wood of saints and biblical events. They are painted with symbolic colours and the background is usually gold .
Orthodox literally means "right way" and "right worship" from the Greek 'ortho" (right) "doxa" (way, doctrine). Arianism is a heresy which denies the Divinity of Christ as well as the existence of the Holy Trinity. Arians believe that Christ was created. Orthodox Christians believe that Christ IS G…od and therefore not created. Arians are not Christians because if one denies the Divinity of God the Son - Christ - as well as the Holy Trinity, then one is not a Christian. See the Nicene Creed which defines the basis of Christian theology. Modern examples of Arianism include Mormonism and Jehovah's Witnesses. (MORE)
There isn't any difference. An Anglican is a Christian, it's just a denomination within Christianity, just like there are Baptists and Charistmatics as well
Mainly, wood and paint. Some are also partially to mainly covered in silver or gold.
According to Orthodox Christianity, everything that is done must be by the standards of The Bible, everything else is a sin.
The honest answer is I don't know! But The Anglican Church holds to the Revelation of Christ , [as recorded in Acts]. Holy Scripture and the Seven Ecumenical Councils. They hold to the Three Catholic Creeds and the apostolic succession as taught by Christ to the apostles and by them to the College o…f Bishops. Regarding the Lady Mary, the 1st, Council of Ephesus Defined her as The Theotokos,i.e The Mother of God! The 2nd, Council of Constantinople , Twice referred to her as Ever Virgin! Whilst the the Seventh Council Defined Mary as Spotless and Immaculate! We do not support the Roman Teaching of the Immaculate Conception. (MORE)
Greek Orthodox is a Christian Church. But there is no single kind of Christian. There are many, many forms of Christianity, usually divided into the older ones (Roman Catholic and various "Orthodox" churches), the later Protestant ones (Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, Anglicans, etc), and the n…ewest fundamentalist and evangelical ones ("born again", Jehovah's Witness, Nazarene, etc.) (MORE)
They use The Book of Common Prayer in their services. It is formally the Established Church of England ie part of the State - a number of bishops sit in the "House of Lords". ------------------------------------------ Firstly, the Anglican Church is not simply the Established Church of Eng…land , if it is connected at all! It is all the baptised people in that country who believe in the revelation of Christ, this, recorded in scripture and explained and interpreted by the Bishops in the Seven Councils. This it is that separates the Anglican Church , from the Christian Sects! . (MORE)
For the most part, I would say probably not. I don't doubt that a few are though.
According to the catholic belief are the non Catholic christians as orthodoxs lutherans anglicans consider as christians and shall go to heaven or perhaps they consider as heretic sinners?
Orthodox Christians are considered schismatics while Protestants are heretics. According to Catholic doctrine, they can go to heaven if they are baptized and genuinely convinced of their faith and follow it as if it were the true one, live a holy life, and have sorrow for their sins because it offen…ds God. Answer Sadly, the Roman Catholic Church officially regards protestants as heretics. I say the Church , but there are millions of rank and file Catholics who are working with protestants well in ecumenical ventures such as joint Roman Catholic/Anglican schools (I taight in one of these for 22 years) and Churches Together in various forms, and in these contexts we all mutually agree that we are part of God's family of Christians on earth; Christians first and foremost, and denominational catholics or Protestants a very poor second. In my own town in the UK, there is a small Catholic congregation that meets for mass weekly in the Methodist Church as they have no church building of their own... and the roof hasn't fallen in yet by divine intervention! The excellent display of Christian Unity, however, does not hide the fact that the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church judges others (something which Christ forbade) as being heretics. Even Pope Benedict confirmed this recently when he affirmed that the Roman Catholic Church was the only 'true' Church. However, many protestants see things very differently. They see in the Roman Catholic Church heirarchy (not in the rank and file membership) an organisation that is corrupt and sinister. They see an organisation that has invented doctrine over the last two thousand years that is unBiblical, unscriptural and unGodly. They see the doctrines of purgatory, limbo, the sacrificial nature of the mass, papal infallibility, the veneration of relics, the praying to saints, the overadulation of the Virgin Mary and transubstantiation as contrary to all Christ taught; they despair at the subservient role of women in the Church, something which Christ himself abhorred. They shake their heads at the forced celebacy of the priesthood despite many popes and priests in the past being married - until one day it was outlawed. They are also very worried about the movement in the Church that is determined to elevate Mary even further by making her co-redeemer ('co-redemptrix') with Jesus, which is not just heretical but heresy in the extreme. Therefore, whilst the Roman authorities regard protestants as heretics, most Catholics do not. However, looking at the evidence, it seems that the protestants have much more to accuse the Roman Church of with regard to heresy, but they don't. They accept Catholics with open arms. They allow them full participation in their worship and allow them to receive the consecrated bread and wine in the Eucharist, because this is what Christ calls us to do - to love each other, and welcome each other, with a love that is profound, deep and unconditional. However, Roman Catholics bar all protestants from receiving the bread and wine at their masses, contrary to Christ's teaching. One must therefore ask, then, just who are the heretics? (MORE)
According to the OCA (Orthodox Churches of America) there are between 1 million and 6 million who call themselves that.
Only Catholic and Orthodox Churches use statues and pictures of Jesus or of the saints to help them pray. Protestant Churches do not, considering the use of icons akin to idolatory.
One of them is a subgroup of practicioners of Christianity, whilethe other is a subgroup of practicioners of Judaism. The question is a bit likeasking "What is the difference between a fast car and a fast woman ?" Additionally, the reason that these groups were given the title ofOrthodox differs qu…ite strongly. In the case of Orthodox Judaism,this was a title given to them by their adversaries; they calledthemselves "Torah Jews". The term was applied to them becauseLiberal Jews considered the Torah Jews to have the historicallycorrect belief (ortho = right, doxos = belief). They considered ita concession on their part to say that the Orthodox Jews were atleast repeating the traditions of their ancestors. In the case ofOrthodox Christianity, they chose their own name in opposition tothe Catholics. They used it to signal that the Catholic Church wasdeviating from the Unified Church and that they were thehistorically proper belief. The Catholics, conversely chose a wordmeaning "Universal" because they believed that their understandingof the faith should apply in all places. (MORE)
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 …task. (MORE)
The Orthodox people do not have a leader like the pope. while the catholics do. the orthodox are a little bit more strict.
Catholics follow the Pope, Orthodox follow the Ecumenical Patriarch. Orthodox priests are allowed to get married, Catholic priests are not (Deacons can though). Orthodox cross themselves with the left hand going top-bottom-right shoulder- left shoulder(with three fingers). Catholics cross themsel…ves (with two fingers) with the right hand going top-bottom-left shoulder-right shoulder. Both believe in transubstantiation the Orthodox Church uses leavened bread as the Eucharist, (because Christ rose again) while Catholics use unleavened bread (Because according to the Customs handed down by St Peter and the early founders, Christ used unleavened bread at the last supper--- he was a Jew so this is not really a stretch and is believed to be historically accurate). I hope this is helpful ... (MORE)
Orthodox Churches are the direct continuation of the Church established by Christ himself. They teach the original doctrine that Jesus himself taught. The western christian churches, split apart form this church do to differences in practice. The Catholic church decided that certain things shou…ld be changed and certain things should be added. The Orthodox Church disagreed and thought that the original teaching should be kept, as that is His word. So the Catholics split up and added in their own new teachings and styles. They also believe in the Pope being first among equals, while the Orthodox Church claims that since Jesus never picked a pope or mentioned one in his original church, so they dont have one. (MORE)
Catholics believe that the priest, acting in the person of Christ, actually changes the bread and wine, whole and entire, into the Body and Blood of Our Blessed Lord, Jesus Christ. After this change, called Transubstantiation, nothing of the bread and wine remains but their outward accidents. Anglic…ans are protestants, who believe any number of things, some of which might look like the Catholic belief, but they do not have a valid priesthood. (MORE)
Normally the Anglican Churches have statues rather than icons, but in these days things are changing according to the ideas of the priest and congregation. In the Church where I assist we have Icons of Our Lord, an Icon of the Lady Mary, with one each of S. Alban the Early Martyr, S. John, S. George… and one of S.Charles the Martyr!. We have other icons on the wall of the nave, but he above mentioned are on or around the Sanctuary. (MORE)
1) Orthodox Jews are Jews who believe in the Torah and keep itslaws. 2) According to the concensus of Jews in general, Christian Jewsare Christians, not Jews. Accepting Jesus is something that definesone as not Jewish.
Icons are venerated (honored) but not worshipped in the Orthodox Church. This is done by commemorating the memory of a saint, in the same way that the people of God in the Old Testament commemorated the righteous people who pleased God: "The memory of the righteous is blessed" (Proverbs 10:17). St… Luke the Apostle and Evangelist was the first person to paint icons (of the Virgin Mary and Christ) and some of these icons are still in existence to this day (on Mt Athos, Greece). This practice has continued in the Christian Church for over 2,000 years and is an essential part of Christianity, as confirmed by the Seventh Ecumenical Council and the Church Fathers. By venerating icons we ask for the saints to pray to God for us, because we are told that God hears all prayers, but especially the prayers of his saints, as stated in Revelation 5:8 and in Revelation 8:3-4 "â¦the prayers of the saints, ascended before Godâ¦" (MORE)
Russian Orthodox chruch is part of the Orhtodox Cannon, the oldest form of Christianity. The Church is part of the same group that includes the Greek, Armenian and other ORthodox Churchs. The only difference between the Russian and other Orthodox churches is their primary language, and other non-…christian traditions like dances, prominant festivals, or supersticions. But as far as the rest of Christianity goes, the Orthodox's main difference is a unique date for Easter, their ties with the old testament, and their more strict christian lifestyle adhering to more fast days then any other sect of Christianity. (MORE)
There are Catholic churches and Orthodox churches. There are no Catholic Orthodox churches. There are, however, some Eastern Rite Catholic churches but they are not Orthodox. They are fully Catholic.
The main difference between Orthodox chruch and Christian church is that the orthodox chruch believe they would go to heaven if they do the ten commandments but that was in Old Testament. Jesus Christ came, died for our sins, and changed that. In the New Testament, it is written that we shall get in… heaven if we believe and get baptized in the name of Lord Jesus Christ. It is written in the bible that work without faith is nothing. And doing all the ten commandments is good but work without believing is nothing. (MORE)
Because the Church of England has not opposed the use of holy icons in its churches. Only some evengelical protestant groups do not use icons. The Queen of England and the Archbishop of Canterbury support the use of icons.
If you are speaking of the Eastern Orthodox Church, please see the related links below so you may make the comparison.
An Orthodox Christian, who holds the Bible as his authority, obeys the command to abstain from Spiritualism, (enquiring of the dead etc.) and a Spiritualist doesn't.
The Anglican church is one group of denominations within the larger Christian church -- unless you mean the groups that grew out of the Restoration movement and Campbell in the 1800's. These groups have a congregational governance, rather than the episcopal governance of the Anglicans. They emphasiz…e believer, rather than infant baptism. They practice "ordinances" of baptism and communion, rather than sacraments. More differences of doctrine and practice, but all believe in salvation through God's son, Jesus Christ. (MORE)
Because kissing is a sign of respect, just like when you kiss a picture of your mother, father, or child. Icons are not worshipped, they are venerated (meaning honoured) by commemorating the memory of a saint. By venerating icons we ask for the saints to pray to God for us, because we know that Go…d hears all prayers, but especially the prayers of his saints, as we read in Revelation 5:8 and in Revelation 8:3-4 "â¦the prayers of the saints, ascended before Godâ¦" (MORE)
Icons are holy images that declare the presence of the kingdom of God in the church. They are not only 'visual aids' but representations of the living saints of God. Jesus Christ Himself is also referred to in the Bible as "the image of the invisible God" (Colossians 1:15 and 2Corinthians 4:4). Ho…nouring the Holy Icons is an essential part of our Faith, as confirmed by the Church Fathers and the Bible. (Seventh Ecumenical Council, 787 AD, Exodus 26:31, Hebrews 9:5). Icons are honoured or venerated, but they are not worshipped. Only God is worshipped. St Luke himself (the Apostle and Evangelist) painted over 70 icons, mainly of the Virgin Mary and Christ, and some of his original icons are still in existence to this day (on Mt Athos, Greece). These were painted before the death of Christ. This practice has continued in the Orthodox Church for over 2,000 years and is an essential part of Christianity. Honouring the righteous and Saints of God is also confirmed in the Bible. (Prov. 10:7, Rev 5:8, 8:3-4). (MORE)
The Defference between Anglican Funeral and Christian Funeral are T he name of the Funeral Because the Anglican and Christian are the same Funeral Good Bless U :)
Yes. All Orthodox churches use icons that are painted in the Byzantine style and are painted with an egg-based acrylic.
No! As far as the Christian Scriptures are concerned they are allunited. Christians of the three major groups--Roman Catholics, Protestantsand Eastern Orthodox--are united in recognizing the 27 books of theChristian Scriptures, which are commonly known as the NewTestament, as the final revelation o…f God to mankind. Christiansare thus united in their recognition of their Scriptures i.e.Christian Scriptures. However, they differ on the Old Testament Scriptures, There areseventy-three books in the Catholic Bible; forty-six in the OldTestament and twenty-seven in the New Testament. Until theProtestant Reformation the 'Catholic' Bible was the only editionsince, obviously, there was no other major denomination till then.The Protestant Bible is based on the Council of Jamnia (90 AD),whereas the Catholic Bible is based largely on the Septuagint (132BC). The Seven books that were dropped in the Council of Jamnia (90AD) were: Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch, 1 & 2Maccabees, Esther 10:4-16-16:24 and Daniel 3:24-90 and 13:1-14:42.Until the Protestant Reformation, these books were in therecognised canons as approved by the Catholic Church. After theReformation, the Council of Trent (1545-1563 AD) reaffirmed theCanon as approved by Pope Damasus and the Synod of Rome (382), thelocal Councils of Hippo (393) and Carthage (397), and the Canoncontained in the Latin Vulgate translation (420) as the Holy Bible.The Orthodox Church has added several books which are consideredApocrypha to their Canon. (MORE)
Your question is strangely asked. The word "orthodox" is based on the Greek words "orthos" meaningright, true, straight, and "doxa" meaning praise. The word thenrefers to something which is the "right idea." Those who hold to what may be called "traditional Christianity"(the faith of the early Chur…ch as described in the New Testament)are considered to be "orthodox" in their beliefs. One of the three major branches of Christianity is common describedas the "Orthodox Church" as opposed to Roman Catholic andProtestant branches. (MORE)