What is Christian orthodox?
The Church of the East. Catholicism is the Church of the West.
Answer . An Orthodox Christian holds the beliefs of the Orthodox Catholic Faith, which was held and taught by the Holy Apostles. It is summarized in the Symbol of Faith, sometimes called the Nicene Creed: "I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things… seen and unseen. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-Begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages, Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten, not made, of one essence with the Father, by Whom all things were made; Who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven; and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man. And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried. And the third day He rose again, in accordance with the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, Whose kingdom shall have no end. And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; Who spoke by the Prophets; in one Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church; I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins; I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.". The essential beliefs of the Orthodox Christian are therefore very much the essential beliefs of all Christians--the existence of God as Holy Trinity; the Incarnation of the Son as the God-Man Christ Jesus; and His passion, death, and resurrection. Beyond the beliefs stipulated in the Creed, an Orthodox Christian believes in all the doctrines of the Seven Ecumenical Councils, held between AD 325 and AD 787.. Orthodox Christians, however, hold that these beliefs are part of an entire way of believing, living, and worshipping that comes to us from the Apostles. This we call "Holy Tradition." Our liturgical worship, our use of the Holy Icons, our prayers for the departed, our veneration of the Saints, and especially of the Mother of God--all of these are part of Holy Tradition. For the Orthodox, it is not possible to accept some parts of this and reject others; these beliefs and practices make up an organic whole, which is nothing more or less than Christianity itself. (MORE)
Answer \n. \northodox christians in the fullest true sense, the house is called the house of prayer\n. \nOrthodox Christians worship in the house of God, which is called the church of the living God (1 Timothy 3:15).
They believe in the Christian God. They believe He Is the Father,the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
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; L…ight of Light, True God of True God; begotten, not created, of one essence with the Father, by whom all things were created.Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and became man; and was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose from the dead, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, in His glory, to judge the living and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end. Yes, We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father; who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets in one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. We confess one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the coming ages. Amen (MORE)
Prince Vladimir of Kiev declared Orthodox Christianity to be the official religion of the Russian people in the year 988 AD.
Virtually all of the Royals and Nobles of Czarist Russia-it is interesting to note that both Catherine II (the Great) and Alexandra (maiden name Von Hess) converted from lutheranism as both of these Ladies were Germanic. the aeronautical engineers alexis dawydoff, Igor Sikorsky ( of helicopter Fame)… and the actress Natalie Wood wee all of Russian orthodox persuasion. (MORE)
\nOil means olive oil, not vegetable oil, and Orthodox Christians fast from olive oil on weekdays of Great Lent, but oil is permitted on all Saturdays and Sundays of Lent, except for Holy Saturday.\n. \nHere is an extract from an article called "THE MEANING OF THE GREAT FAST" by Bishop Kallistos Wa…re.\n. \nGenerally speaking, we fast from foods that give us physical strength, such as meats and dairy products and olive oil. The reason for this is to make us conscious of our dependence upon God. The Lenten fast gives us a feeling of tiredness. The purpose of this is to lead us in turn to a sense of inward brokenness and contrition; to bring us, that is, to the point where we appreciate the full force of Christ's statement, 'Without Me you can do nothing' (John 15: 5). If we always take our fill of food and drink, we easily grow over-confident in our own abilities, acquiring a false sense of autonomy and self-sufficiency. The observance of a physical fast undermines this sinful complacency. Stripping from us the specious assurance of the Pharisee - who fasted, it is true, but not in the right spirit - Lenten abstinence gives us the saving selfdissatisfaction of the Publican (Luke 18:10-13). Such is the function of the hunger and the tiredness: to make us 'poor in spirit', aware of our helplessness and of our dependence on God's aid. (MORE)
This is known as the Nicene Creed. It is a statement of the Orthodox Faith.. 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…; Light of Light, True God of True God; begotten, not created, of one essence with the Father, by whom all things were created.Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and became man; and was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose from the dead, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, in His glory, to judge the living and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end. Yes, We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father; who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets in one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. We confess one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the coming ages. Amen (MORE)
\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)
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… the Creator of the Universe and all things on Earth, including human beings, and totally reject the pagan beliefs of evolution (John 1:3).\nBelieve that Christ was resurrected from the dead, for our sins. (Mark 16:6, Luke 24:46-47).\nBelieve that Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father and the only way to salvation. (John 14:6).\nBelieve that Holy Communion is the actual Body and Blood of Christ. (Matt 26:26-28).\n. \nBIBLE AND TRADITION. \nThe Bible or Holy Scriptures and the Holy Tradition are kept equally sacred. (2Thes 2:15, 1Cor 11:2)).\nThe first centuries of the Church had no Bible, but the Church had the oral tradition handed down from the Church Fathers who, inspired by the Holy Spirit, defined the 27 Books of the New Testament Scriptures in 367 AD. The Council of Carthage in 419 AD confirmed the books of the Old and New Testaments.\n. \nTHE CHURCH. \nJesus Christ Himself founded the Orthodox Church on the Day of Pentecost in the year 33 AD. âI will build My church.â(Matt 16:18).\nBelieving in God and being baptized (by triple immersion in water) are essential in order to be a member of the Church and to be saved (Mark 16:16).\nThe Orthodox Church can trace its history from the Twelve Apostles and their successors right up until the present day. This is known as the Apostolic Succession of bishops.\nThe highest authority in the Church is an Ecumenical Council or Synod of Bishops, as has existed since the 1st Century, when the Apostles would come together to consider theological matters. (Acts 15:6, 21:18).\nThe Orthodox Church has a collegial system of government.\nThe Ecumenical Patriarch is the âfirst among equal bishopsâ and the Church totally rejects the idea of any one person or Pope as âsupreme leaderâ of the Church. Note: This idea of papal supremacy was even rejected by Pope John XXIII at the Council of Constance in 1414, and again by Pope Martin V at the Council of Basel in 1431.\n. \nVENERATION (HONOUR). \nHonouring the Virgin Mary as the âBearer of Godâ (Theotokos) and as the Mother of God is an essential part of our Faith. (Third Ecumenical Council, 431 AD) Even the Angels of God greet Mary with great respect and honour: âRejoice highly favoured one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!â (Luke 1:28).\nHonouring the righteous and Saints of God is an essential part of our Faith. (Prov. 10:7, Rev 5:8, 8:3-4).\nHonouring the Holy Icons is an essential part of our Faith. (Seventh Ecumenical Council, 787 AD, Exodus 26:31, Hebrews 9:5). Note: Icons are honoured or venerated, but not worshipped.\nNote: St Luke himself (the Evangelist) painted over 70 holy icons, mainly of the Virgin Mary and Christ.\nHonouring the Holy Cross is an essential part of Christian worship. (Mark 8:34, Gal 6:14, Eph 2:16)\nThose who do not believe in the Cross cannot be disciples of Christ. (Luke 14:27)\n. \nMEANING OF LIFE. \nThe whole meaning and purpose of our life, including the Bible, the Law, the Prophets, and all other Old Testament commandments, can be summarised by the Greatest Commandment that Jesus Christ gave us. This Great Commandment is: âYou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mindâ¦the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.â (Matthew 22:37-40) âThere is no other commandment greater than these.â(Mark 12:31).\nWe therefore require both faith (love of God) and good works (love of neighbor) in order to be saved. Faith alone cannot save us. (James 2:14, 17-20)\n. \nESCATOLOGY (END TIMES). \nThe First Coming of Jesus Christ was as the Messiah and Saviour of humanity. The Second Coming of Christ will be as the Great Judge of the living and the dead. \nNo one knows the date of the Second Coming of Christ. (Matt 24:36).\nThe Second Coming will be visible in the clouds (Mark 13:26), but Christ will NOT walk on the earth again and will NOT bring in a thousand years of peace. (This is a false teaching of some Protestant groups). The âthousand years of peaceâ in the Book of Revelation refers to the period between the First and Second Comings of Christ. It is a metaphorical expression for a period of fullness of time or completion. (2Peter 3:8).\nThe person who appears on earth and pretends to be Christ will in fact be the Antichrist.\n(1John 2:18).\nThe reign of the Antichrist (beast) on earth will be seven years. The first half of those years will be as a ruler of peace, and the second half will be as a ruler of war.\nThen the true Jesus Christ will appear in the sky and will destroy the beast and all his followers who accepted his mark. (Rev 19:20).\nThen Jesus will Judge the living and the dead, and the earth will pass away. (Mark 13:31, Rev 21:1). The Second Coming of Christ marks the end of the earth. From then onwards, we will either exist eternally with Satan or eternally with Christ in the New Jerusalem, depending on how we have been judged. (Matt 25:46). (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)
Answer . According to the Orthodox Church, Jesus Christ established the Orthodox Church in 33 AD, to provide for the salvation of humanity, since the Church is regarded as Christ's Body. For over 1,000 there was only one Christian Church throughout the world, known as the "One, Holy, Catholic, …and Apostolic Church of Christ" or simply the "Universal Church." At this time, there was no such thing as a Roman Catholic or Orthodox Church. These titles were given in the 11th Century, after the Great Schism of 1054 AD, which caused a split to emerge in the Church. This was owing to growing theological differences between the Latin West and the Orthodox East. From then onwards, those who remained faithful to the Church Councils became known as Orthodox Christians, and those who remained faithful to the authority of the Pope in Rome, became known as Latins or Catholics. From then onwards, the Catholics had many other groups split from it and new groups emerged, such as the Protestants in 1517 AD, the Baptists in the 1600's, the Pentecostals in the 1900's and so on. The Orthodox Church continued to maintain what it regards as the true faith, which it has kept unchanged since the time of Christ and His Apostles. This unbroken chain or line of bishops is known as The Apostolic Succession, which means that the Orthodox Church can trace its history right back from the 1st Century AD until the present day. (MORE)
1.6% of Orthodox Christian is in Germany today and more than likely in Belgium and In Some otther places by Germany.
In the Eastern Orthodox Faith, Easter is referred to as Pascha (literal translation of Greek for Passover, pesach ). The celebration of Pascha begins the evening of Palm Sunday with Bridgroom Matins, which begins Holy Week. Holy Wednesday commemerates The Last Supper. On Holy Thursday, the… 12 Passion Gospels are read. On Great and Holy Friday, Christ's death is commemerated as the Lamentations are sung. On Great and Holy Saturday, Christ's Descent Into Hell is remembered. The celebration of Pascha begins Saturday night at approx. 11:00 PM with the Midnight Office. After complete darkness for a long period, the Priest removes the epitaphios from the tomb and carries it into the altar, where it will remain on the altar table until the end of the Paschal season. Paschal Matins then begins with a procession around the church near midnight. When the faithful return to the front of the Church, the Gospel reading is read and the Paschal Troparion is sung for the first time: Christ Is Risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life. (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)
Some orthodox Christian churches do eat pork, but some don't such as the Ethiopian orthodox church.
The Oriental orthodox communion believe in exactly the same dogmas as the Eastern orthodox communion after a meeting between the two churches concerning the nature of christ coming into conclusion that they used different words to describe the same thing.
The head of the Orthodox Church is Jesus Christ, and it does not have a global leader, like a pope. The highest authority in the Orthodox Church is an Ecumenical Council, or Synod of worldwide bishops. The Ecumenical Patriarch is considered to be âfirst among equalsâ in terms of hierarchy,… but he cannot interfere in the decisions of other jurisdictions. The current spiritual leader of the worldâs 300 million Orthodox Christians is His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, in Constantinople (now known as Istanbul). (MORE)
A âGreek Orthodoxâ Christian is a Christian who comes under the Orthodox Church of Greece. In the rest of the world, he or she would be known as an Orthodox Christian. \nThe name "greek orthodox" should not be used to describe Orthodox Christians in other countries outside of Greece. There… is no nationality in the Orthodox Church. It is open to people of all backgrounds, races and cultures. Orthodox Christians in Japan are Japanese Orthodox, Orthodox Christians in Russia are Russian Orthodox, Orthodox Christians in America are American Orthodox, etc. (MORE)
The Catholic Church allows marriage between Catholics and non-Catholics.. The interfaith couple will have to + Get permission from the bishop + Take a pre-marriage course + Promise to baptize and educate their children in the Catholic Church.
Yes, Greek Orthodoxy is a form of Christianity. All of the booksof the New Testament were originally written in Greek. In manyGreek Orthodox parishes throughout the world, readings from both anEpistle and a Gospel are read both in the original Greek and alsoin a translation into the local language. …. Orthodoxy, whether Greek or otherwise (Russian, Orthodox Churchof America, and so on) is a very pure form of Christianity.Orthodox beliefs are expressed in the Nicean Creed. Churcheslabeled 'Greek Orthodox' can be found "within the larger communionof Eastern Orthodox Christianity," and had their origins inassemblies formed in the Balkans and adjacent areas by apostles anddisciples during the first century. . Although at one time co-existing with the larger 'WesternOrthodox Christianity' of Roman Catholicism, the Eastern Churchofficially separated itself in 1054 AD, in what is termed The GreatSchism. . Please note that 'Eastern Church' should not be confused with theHoly Apostolic Church of the East. (MORE)
According to Orthodox Christianity, everything that is done must be by the standards of The Bible, everything else is a sin.
The Church of Christ was founded by the Holy Apostles on the First Pentecost. That Church was Orthodox (Right believing, Right worshipping) and Catholic (Universal). The Church of Christ-wherever people were converted to it, was Orthodox, until 1054, when the West (Western Europe) split from the Ort…hodox Church due to different issues, but mainly revolving around the novel claim of the Popes that they had more power than did all the other Bishops of the Church. As time went on, the church in the West became known as "the Roman Catholic Church," the True Church of Christ in the East as the "Orthodox Church," usually modified by the region of the Church being spoken of - "Greek Orthodox Church," "Russian Orthodox Church," etc. In light of the belief of the Orthodox Church that it is the True Church of Christ, and therefore, True Christianity, "Christianity" did not "become Orthodox or Catholic," but always was, and still is Orthodox; Roman Catholics are an organization that adopted incorrect beliefs about the Church and about Christ from the 9th century on; once being identical, by the 20th century, the gulf had widened greatly, with Roman Catholic belief becoming very far away, indeed, from the beliefs of Orthodox Christianitythe True Church of Christ, the only Genuine Christianity. (MORE)
All of Christiandom in its main stream form condensed, and suited to fit the majority of the members views and personal opinions. In a nutshell the form you find on T.V.
They should go every Sunday, and at other times during the week when the Divine Liturgy (mass) is held. Not all Orthodox Christians go each week, but it is a requirement that they should not miss a Liturgy for more than 3 Sundays in a row.
The Eastern Orthodox Church is one of the two halves of Christianity that emerged after the Great Schism of 1054. It is much more deeply rooted in mysticism than its Western counterpart, the Catholic Church, and claims to uphold the traditions of the original Church of ancient times. The Orthodox an…d Catholic Churches formally split in 1054 with the excommunication of the Patriarch of Constantinople and his counter excommunication of several papal legates. Eastern and Western Christianity had been growing apart for many centuries, and had their adherents had clashed over a range of issues from the role and power of the pope, the Filioque Controversy, the issue of Iconoclasm, and a multitude of others, with events of 1054 being the final straw. The Orthodox Church has since divided in several 'autocephalous' branches, including the Greek Orthodox and Russian Orthodox churches. Several attempts have been made towards reunification, but none so far has succeeded. (MORE)
Nadia originated in the Slavic languages; it means "hope of God", so is likely related to the Orthodox tradition of that area of the world.
Eastern Orthodox Christianity is Christian!! If you are asking why the Roman Catholics left the Orthodox Church, the answer is very complex. The Roman Empire was rather large. Over its first 300 years, the Church spread to many places, among them were Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sar…dis, Philadelphia, Laodicea, Colossus, Galatia, Rome, Egypt, even India and Ethiopia. Meanwhile, the Roman Empire was so large, it ended up with 2 capitals: Rome in the west and Constantinople (as it came to be called) in the east. Constantine was the emperor in the East at the time Christianity was accepted as the official religion of the Empire. Because there had come to be controversies about the beliefs of the Church, Emperor Constantine called a great council held in Nicaea in 325ad. This council repudiated the heresies of Arianism, developed the original Nicene Creed (still accepted in the Orthodox Churches), set the date for Easter (still observed in the Orthodox Churches), accepted that Jesus Christ is of one substance with the Father. Other theologic questions were settled at the following 6 Ecumenical Councils [First Council of Constantinople (381), Council of Ephesus (431), Council of Chalcedon (451), Second Council of Constantinople (553), Third Council of Constantinople (680-681), Second Council of Nicaea (787)]. The Roman Empire continued to expand, particularly into Western Europe, bringing Christianity with it. In the 7th century, beginning in Spain, a new phrase was inserted into the Nicene Creed. The Creed originally stated that the Holy Spirit "proceedeth from the Father." The new phrase stated that the Holy Spirit "proceedeth from the Father and the Son" (and the Son = filioque). The Eastern Church rejected this phrase because it contradicted the meaning of the original Nicene Creed. This became a great disagreement between the Bishop of Rome and the Bishop of Constantinople. This, along with the rejection of the Bishop of Rome's contention that he was the "head" of the Church (as opposed to being the "first among equals" with the other bishops), eventually led to the Great Schism wherein the Orthodox East and Catholic West "excommunicated" each other. The Eastern Orthodox Churches (there are many) all adhere to the theology of the New Testament and to the theological explanations of the Seven Ecumenical Councils. All of the Protestant Churches began splitting away from the Roman Catholic Church in the 16th century, first, after Martin Luther, and following that continued splitting off not only from the Roman Church but from other groups that had split away. Most of the Protestant Churches are no more than 250 years old. So, to make this very long story shorter, the Orthodox Church was the original Christian Church. See below diagram that makes this more clear: (related links) (MORE)
Orthodox Christians baptize babies because they want their children to have the Holy Spirit in them as soon as possible.
Yes. In order to get married in The Orthodox Church, you must be a baptized Orthodox Christian.
Eastern Orthodox - allow up to 2 divorces, the 2nd one being only for particular limited circumstances Oriental Orthodox - no divorce except for adultery
If by orthodox Christianity, you mean "Biblical" Christianity, it is safe to say that the Christian heritage of the West was most likely the mother of the thought patterns that gave rise to science. Belief in a dependable God is key to believing in the rational, comprehensible worldview necessary to… incite scientific curiosity. Rodney Stark (former skeptic) has written a great series of books on this subject. To see some Christian physicists in action today, see the related links. (One of them is yours truly. I wanted my theories known for the record, too.) (MORE)
Orthodox Christianity is the eastern branch of Chistianity with Istanbul, Turkey the centre of their religion. They broke off from the Roman Catholic Church over 1200 years ago over the infallibility of the Papacy which they didn't recognize. In doctrine and rituals, there is virtually no differen…ce between the two. The Orthodox are concentrated in Russia and Southeastern Europe like Bulgaria and parts of the old Yugoslavia. There are around 200 million Orthodox Christians vs over 1billion Roman Catholics. Interestingly, a man who wants to be an ordained Priest as is married, can remain married and become a priest-unlike the Roman Catholic Church. One of the primary problems of this faith is that they spend very little time evangelizing and hensce their numbers continue to decline. There are over 2 million members in the U.S. which hasn't changed in over 20 years! They were horribly persecuted under Stalin but have made a comeback since the communists were thrown out in 1991. The Russian Orthodox church is the established church and receives special subsidies from the government. The leader of the Orthodox Church is the Holy Primate in Istanbul-used to be Constantinoble. There is a cathedral where he resides. He is comparable to the Pope or the Archbishop of Canterbury. Orthodox view: The Christian Church was founded by Jesus Himself in the year 33 AD, on the Day of Pentecost. According to Orthodox Christian beliefs, the Orthodox Church is the one church that was established in Jerusalem in 33 AD and continues to exist to this day without any changes to its dogmas and beliefs. Both the Orthodox and Catholics claim to have started at the same time, when there was no such thing as 'Orthodox' or 'Catholic' or 'Protestant' and there was only the Universal Christian Church. So both the Orthodox and Catholics shared a common foundation for the first 1,000 years of their history. However, from the year 1054 AD, which is regarded as the Great Schism (or split) in the Universal Church, the two have been known by the names of Orthodox and Catholic. The Orthodox Church states that the Roman Catholics split from the body of the Church mainly because of Papal claims of supremacy over the Church, and unauthorized change to the Nicene Creed (the 'filioque' clause), which was not accepted by anyone else at that time. For most of the centuries, the Orthodox Church was the largest church in the world, until 1453 AD, when Constantinople fell to the Turks, as the West watched and did nothing to help. This event caused Islam to spread in Europe. The Roman Catholics also conducted Crusades and Inquisitions to increase its membership, but the Orthodox church has never had crusades or inquisitions. The Fourth Crusade in 1204 AD resulted in the Catholic crusaders destroying Constantinople and killing much of the Christian population. It never fully recovered from this event. Prior to this, the Orthodox church was the first to evangelize successfully, particularly in Eastern Europe, and this resulted in its large numbers all over the world. This was long before any Protestant groups existed. Although its numbers are now approx 300 million, it cannot keep up with the number of Protestants and others who want to become Orthodox, particularly in the USA, South America, Africa and numerous other countries, where there has been a huge revival and desire to return to the original New Testament church. (MORE)
There are various Orthodox Churches. Two of the most famous are the Russian Orthodox Church and the Greek Orthodox Church. These organisations are generally regarded by Christians and non-Christians alike as Christian organisations. On the other hand, the term orthodox is also used to describe some …Jews, who are generally not regarded as Christians by both Christians and non-Christians. Another word for the term orthodox is approved or perhaps conventional, so the term only sometimes has religious connotations. (MORE)
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)
The Orthodox Christian Church is the embodiment of the Nicene Creed, which was instituted in 325 AD. It is the first century Christian Church as instituted by Jesus Christ himself. Here are links to help:http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthodox_Church http://www.mother-of…-jesus.org (MORE)
Answer 1 Hate is a very strong word. Presumably some Orthodox Christianshate Muslims, but undoubtedly very many do not. Answer 2 Orthodox Christians do not hate Muslims as an article of faith orbelief, but enmities exist on a national or regional basis sincemany of the states of the Orthodox Chr…istian World have been on theborder and at war with the States of the Islamic World, especiallythe Ottoman Empire. This creates hatred that faults along nationallines and because of the connection people make between religionand the state in that part of the world, there is some OrthodoxChristian hatred of Muslims. (MORE)
There is NO one geographic location for a church headquarters for the Orthodox. There is the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople as a 'primatial see' if only in sentiment as the other Patriarchates have their physical locations in other cities. The various Patriarchates include a Patriarch of …Antioch (Damascus Syria usually were he's located), the largest Patriarchate is Moscow, Serbs have Belgrade, Bulgarians have Sofia. There is an independent body in the USA, the Orthodox Church in America. It has a physical headquarters in Syosset Long Island, New York that will likely end up in Washington, DC. as the complexities and costs of such a move can happen. Perhaps the multiple jurisdictions is the situation that needs be corrected. However, we hold the same Faith, doctrine, dogma, and worship. (MORE)
The head of the Orthodox Church is Jesus Christ, and it does not have headquarters or a global leader, like a pope. The highest authority in the Orthodox Church is an Ecumenical Council, or Synod of worldwide bishops. The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople is considered to be 'first among equals…' in terms of being the spiritual head, but he cannot interfere in the decisions of other jurisdictions. The current spiritual leader of the world's 350 million Orthodox Christians is His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who is based in Constantinople (known today as Istanbul). (MORE)
Most Orthodox churches would allow this, so long as any children are Baptized in the Orthodox Church.
Orthodox Christianity (like Roman Catholicism) is the oldest Christian faith and can be traced back to the Apostles and Jesus Christ.
There are no priestesses in Greek Orthodoxy as it showed the difference between them and Pagan religions.
Answer The Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches are equally old, being the inheritors of the Church split by the Great Schism of 1054. Whether or not the former Church, now known to some scholars as the Catholic-Orthodox Church, was the very first branch of Christianity is something still being de…bated by scholars. Certainly, there were Gnostic Christians from very early times, and this branch of Christianity flourished until the fourth century, when Constantine adopted the Catholic-Orthodox Church and began the persecution of Christians who did not adhere to the dogma of his Church. Some scholars talk of a 'proto-Christianity' that could have already existed at the time attributed to Jesus. The apostle Paul seems to have preached a spiritual Jesus and does not seem to have been aware of Jesus of Nazareth. He also talked of those who preached a 'different Christ', demonstrating that by the 40s and probably even earlier, there were already differences as to what Christianity really meant. Scholars are not in a position to say what was the oldest form of Christianity. (MORE)
Yes, but the Non-Orthodox must be baptized into The Orthodox Church first before the Holy Sacrament of Marriage takes place.
The Orthodox Church welcomes people of all backgrounds who wish to become members of the Eastern Orthodox Church. You do not need to be Greek and you do not need to speak Greek to become an Orthodox Christian. You will need to speak to an Orthodox priest or bishop first, and then they will advise yo…u about the procedures and whether a period of catechism (instruction in the Faith) is required before a baptism can take place. You should telephone and then visit an Orthodox church to begin the process. (MORE)
You can marry anyone you want in America you know as long as they have a social security number.
yes it is posible. Roman Catholic Answer If you are talking about the sacrament of confirmation, then a Catholic should be confirmed by his own Bishop.
Yes, but only if he or she is first baptized as an Orthodox Christian. A Christian Orthodox person is only allowed to marry a Christian. Inter-faith marriages are not permitted in the Orthodox Church. This would only be possible as a civil marriage.
The only requirement of being "Christian" is that you believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and that he was the son of God and died on the Cross for our sins and then was risen again on the 3rd day. Jesus didn't die to give us a religion, it was to bring us everlasting life.
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)