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1.6% of Orthodox Christian is in Germany today and more than likely in Belgium and In Some otther places by Germany.
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The Church of the East. Catholicism is the Church of the West.
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 t…hings 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
It is important to kiss holy icons or images, as this is a sign of respect, in the same way that we kiss a picture of our mother, father, husband, wife or children, to s…how 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 woshipping 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. Orthodox 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). So 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)
Answer MAIN BELIEFS (DOGMAS) OF THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Not necessarily in any order) GOD. Worship the Holy Trinity as God -… Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matt 28:19). Worship Jesus Christ as Lord, Saviour and the Word (Logos) as God. (John 1:1). Believe 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). Believe that Christ was resurrected from the dead, for our sins. (Mark 16:6, Luke 24:46-47). Believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father and the only way to salvation. (John 14:6). Believe that Holy Communion is the actual Body and Blood of Christ. (Matt 26:26-28). BIBLE AND TRADITION. The Bible or Holy Scriptures and the Holy Tradition are kept equally sacred. (2Thes 2:15, 1Cor 11:2)). The 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. THE CHURCH. Jesus Christ Himself founded the Orthodox Church on the Day of Pentecost in the year 33 AD. “I will build My church.”(Matt 16:18). Believing 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). The 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. The 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). The Orthodox Church has a collegial system of government. The Ecumenical Patriarch is the ‘first among equal bishops’ and the Church totally rejects the idea of any one person or Pope as ‘supreme leader’ 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. VENERATION (HONOUR). Honouring the Virgin Mary as the ‘Bearer of God’ (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: “Rejoice highly favoured one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!” (Luke 1:28). Honouring the righteous and Saints of God is an essential part of our Faith. (Prov. 10:7, Rev 5:8, 8:3-4). Honouring 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. Note: St Luke himself (the Evangelist) painted over 70 holy icons, mainly of the Virgin Mary and Christ. Honouring the Holy Cross is an essential part of Christian worship. (Mark 8:34, Gal 6:14, Eph 2:16) Those who do not believe in the Cross cannot be disciples of Christ. (Luke 14:27) MEANING OF LIFE. The 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: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind…the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-40) “There is no other commandment greater than these.”(Mark 12:31). We 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) ESCATOLOGY (END TIMES). The 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. No one knows the date of the Second Coming of Christ. (Matt 24:36). The 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 ‘thousand years of peace’ 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). The person who appears on earth and pretends to be Christ will in fact be the Antichrist. (1John 2:18). The 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. Then 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). Then 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).
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 Christia…nity or Protestant Christianity. The name Orthodox means having the correct beliefs and the correct way to glorify God. 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 established in Jerusalem in 33 AD and continues to exist to this day without any changes to its dogmas and beliefs.
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 a…s 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.
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 independently 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.
According to Orthodox Christianity, everything that is done must be by the standards of The Bible, everything else is a sin.
anybody of any religion can get married legally.
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 him…self. Here are links to help:http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthodox_Church http://www.mother-of-jesus.org
Answer 1 Hate is a very strong word. Presumably some Orthodox Christians hate Muslims, but undoubtedly very many do not. Answer 2 Orthodox Christians d…o not hate Muslims as an article of faith or belief, but enmities exist on a national or regional basis since many of the states of the Orthodox Christian World have been on the border and at war with the States of the Islamic World, especially the Ottoman Empire. This creates hatred that faults along national lines and because of the connection people make between religion and the state in that part of the world, there is some Orthodox Christian hatred of Muslims.
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 sentimen…t 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.
No, Catholic and Orthodox are two separate branches of Christianity.
Orthodox Christianity (like Roman Catholicism) is the oldest Christian faith and can be traced back to the Apostles and Jesus Christ.
Yes, but the Non-Orthodox must be baptized into The Orthodox Church first before the Holy Sacrament of Marriage takes place.
yes it is posible. Roman Catholic AnswerIf you are talking about the sacrament of confirmation, then a Catholic should be confirmed by his own Bishop.
Your question is strangely asked. The word "orthodox" is based on the Greek words "orthos" meaning right, true, straight, and "doxa" meaning praise. The word then re…fers to something which is the "right idea." Those who hold to what may be called "traditional Christianity" (the faith of the early Church as described in the New Testament) are considered to be "orthodox" in their beliefs. One of the three major branches of Christianity is common described as the "Orthodox Church" as opposed to Roman Catholic and Protestant branches.