Are orthodox churches Church of England churches?
No, Orthodox churches are where persons of Greek or Russian Orthodox faith worship. Like the Church of England, the Orthodox also separated from the Roman Catholic Church on matters of doctrine.
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The Church of England is Englands Protestant state denominational established church known for it's encourgement of individual responsiblity and moderate views on moral issues. The Queen is head of the Church with the Archbishop of Canterbury in charge of day to day management..
Anglican Catholic Answer! The Body of Christ. Historically, the Church is, or was the Catholic Church in England. It was brought here by S. Simon Zelotes, very early on after Christ's crucifixion, Albanicus the Wise, a Celtic Historian suggests 37 AD as a probable time! Alford, the Roman Histor…ian, claims the first Bishop was Aristobulos , companion of S.Paul who is mentioned in the Ep. to the Romans.! ( Full Answer )
An Orthodox Church is a Church that is not under the authority ofthe Pope, but, still has Apostolic Succession. Like the CatholicChurch, they trace their origins to the very beginnings ofChristianity.
Orthodox can have two meanings. One being to do with Doctrinal Correctness, and the other referring to A group of quasi-National churches divided on the basis of nations, states and rites all loosely affiliated under various patriarchs. Orthodox in the doctrinal sense simply means that a church t…eaches correct doctrine, in this case, for example, if you are a member of the Southern Baptist convention or something along those lines, and you were going to go to another southern baptist church which taught the same things as yours did, you would be able to say that that church is an "orthodox" church as opposed to the mennonite church down the road which might teach docrtines which are incompatible with yours and thus be "Heterodox." The Orthodox church as an organisation however is classified as a liturgical church with ordained ministers, and accepting 7 sacraments. thse are divided into various national groups such as the Greek orthodox church, the Coptic Orthodox church, etc. All of them having the 7 sacraments and holy orders in common, as well as the rejection of the pope as the head of the church. They also share a common doctrine on the holy trinity, namley the rejection of the 'filioque' clause of the constantinopolitan-nicean creed. This being the statement in the creed that the holy spirit proceeds from the Father 'And the Son'. So instead of the trinity appearing as an equilateral triangle with each proceeding fromt he other, both the son and the spirit proceed form the Father. Answer http://www.answers.com/ > http://www.answers.com/main/what_content.jsp > http://www.answers.com/main/reference.jsp > http://www.answers.com/library/British+History-cid-1472376528 orthodox church Orthodox church the eastern orthodox church dating from earliest Christian times has its centre at Constantinople (Istanbul), the residence of the ecumenical patriarch, who has primacy of honour over much of the 'intricate tapestry' of the Christian East, including the Greeks, Serbs, Bulgars, Georgians, and Russians. In 1995 there were c. 190 million adherents world-wide. British contacts with orthodoxy began with 16th-cent. merchants and Peter the Great's visit to England (1698). Since the 1950s orthodoxy has flourished in England with c. 287, 000 members (1995). http://www.answers.com/library/US History Encyclopedia-cid-1472376528 http://www.answers.com/orthodox+church?gwp=11&ver=18.104.22.1681&method=3#top http://www.answers.com/orthodox+church?gwp=11&ver=22.214.171.1241&method=3#copyrighthttp://www.answers.com/ > http://www.answers.com/main/what_content.jsp > http://www.answers.com/main/reference.jsp > http://www.answers.com/library/US+History+Encyclopedia-cid-1472376528Orthodox Churches Orthodox Churches are among the oldest Christian groups in existence. Originating in the eastern part of the Roman Empire, they have held tenaciously to the classical theological definitions of the first seven ecumenical councils, held between A.D. 325 and 787. The major work of these councils consisted of defining the doctrines of the Trinity and the two natures in Christ, and in determining the possibility of representing Christ in an image or icon. Eastern Orthodox churches see their bishops as symbols of the unity of the church but do not recognize any single bishop as having authority over all the churches. The eastern branch of Christianity began to separate from the western branch shortly after the fall of Rome in the fifth century. While early Western theology developed along eschatological (doctrines dealing with death, resurrection, and judgment) and moral lines, reflecting the influence of http://www.answers.com/topic/aristotle and Augustine, the theology of the East moved in a mystical direction. The schism came during a ninth-century dispute between Pope Nicholas I and http://www.answers.com/topic/photius , archbishop of Constantinople. Nicholas refused to recognize the election of Photius and excommunicated him (A.D. 863). After further disagreements over the interpretation of the http://www.answers.com/topic/nicene-creed , in 1054 mutual anathemas (condemnation, http://www.answers.com/topic/excommunication ) were pronounced, further http://www.answers.com/topic/deepening-meteorology the split. These anathemas were rescinded (abolished) in 1965 by Pope Paul IV and Patriarch Athenagoras. The tenth century was the great age of the expansion of Orthodoxy into Eastern Europe-for which saints http://www.answers.com/topic/saint-cyril prepared the way by translating both the Orthodox scriptures and liturgical books into the Slavic language in the previous century. In 988, the spread of Orthodoxy was completed when the Russians entered the Byzantine ecclesiastical fold. After the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453, Moscow became the chief protector of the Orthodox faith. As the nations of Eastern Europe became independent in the nineteenth century, their churches also became independent national churches with full rights of self-government. Although the first American Orthodox churches were the nineteenth-century Russian missions in Alaska, Orthodoxy in the United States grew most rapidly during the heavy immigration from Eastern Europe at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. The American history of these churches has been a story of division and controversy, as Old World issues have been perpetuated. Since the mid-twentieth century, there have been signs that this period of controversy is drawing to a close. The patriarch of Moscow healed some of the schisms among the American Russian Orthodox church in 1970 and declared the American church to be http://www.answers.com/topic/autocephalous (self-governing); since then, the various Greek churches, now organized as the Orthodox Church in America, have moved toward a greater degree of unity and centralization. Many of the Eastern Orthodox churches in the United States have been active in the ecumenical movement and have joined both the National Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches. During the early 1980s and 1990s, the American church refocused its efforts on coping with the growth of its membership and, by the year 2000, numbered more than one million. Meanwhile, as church leaders in Constantinople, Moscow, and Serbia established new ties with the Orthodox Church in America, the concept of a global mission emerged as a central unifying theme. In the late 1990s, the church organized a number of humanitarian efforts in the war-ravaged former Yugoslavia and the Caucasus region of Russia.. - UPDATE - The Orthodox Church is the church that was founded by Jesus Christ himself in 33AD and remains unchanged over 2,000 years later. All other Christian churches have come out of the Orthodox Church starting with the Oriental Orthodox Church in 451 and the Roman Catholic Church in 1054AD. ( Full Answer )
The question calls forth degrees of answer.. Both the Greek (Byzantium)and Ukrainian (Kyiv) Churches claim the activity of an apostle on their territory: St. Andrew. Greece proper was also served by St. Paul.. A church matures by apostoloic activity or eveangelization to produce believers, then a …bishop then a group of bishops under an Archbishop/Metropolitan or Patriarch, makes it into a spearate church.. The Greek Church was elevated to be the second highest see in prestige in the universal church (Patriarch of Constantinople) during the early councils of 300s and 400s AD, the presiding see of Rome taking longer to recognize this status. The Goth tribes on Ukrainian territory already sent a bishop to the first Ecumenical Council in Nicaea in 325. From this time, Ukraine was dependent on Constaninople, but still made independent overtures to Rome.. The Ukrainian Church became a province with a Metropolitan in the decades following the Ukrainian capital's Baptism of Kyiv in 988. The province included Belarus, and part of today's European Russia, and was a subdivision of the Greek Church.. The Ukrainian Church continued periodic contact with Rome after the Greek and Roman Churches split into Orthodox and Catholic during 1054-1203 AD.. The Ukrainian Church was completely split from the Greek Orthodox Church during the period, 1595-1686. First, most hierarchs, and later a large minority of faithful declared union with the (Catholic) Church of Rome in 1595-6 . Next, in 1686, Moscow (later to be called, Rossiya, or Russia) obtained a transfer of jurisdiction of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv from the Greeks at Contantinople to the Russians at Moscow . Ukrainians question the legality of the move, given the assertions of bribery. The Russian Orthodox Church then absorbed the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, making all bishops non-Ukrainian by 1800.. As the Turkish/Ottoman invasion receded, the Church of Greece proper gained some independence from Constantinople around 1900.. After 1990, a portion of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church abroad was recognized by Constantinople, while the Orthodox Church in Ukraine split into several groups and gained partial independance from Russia. ( Full Answer )
Orthodox means unchanged and unaltered during the entirety of its existence. The word is made up of two Greek words 'ortho' (meaning correct) and 'doxa' (meaning glory or worship). So it is the correct worship of God.
The Church of England is one of many protestant churches in England. . Historically, I would deny the above claim, because the C.of E, based its beliefs on the Revelation of Christ, Scripture and The fathers in Council. [Tradition.] Sadly in about 1994 the C.of E, abandoned the Holy tradition and… adopted modern ideas and attitudes. Thus making itself as the then Archdeacon of York said, July 1994, "The Church of England is now a Liberal protestant organisation!" Sadly the ideas above are typical of those who consider change a bad thing, the Church of England has to evolve to survive, it is propped up by the women of the UK and therefore needs to be represented by them. In the UK to be an archbishop is the only job that a woman cannot have, after all we have a Queen and have had a female as a Prime minister. The Church of England is the only protestant church, as others are Baptists, Methodists etc, which run their churches/chapels totally different to the Church of England. ( Full Answer )
\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 l…ong as the couple agree to baptize and raise any children in the Orthodox Faith. ( Full Answer )
Answer Typically, most babies are baptized after 40 days old, however there is no particular age limit. A baby, child or adult can be baptized at any age.
The Orthodox Church views the Holy Bible as being very important, and equal with the Holy Tradition. The Holy Scriptures are a collection of Books of the New Testament that come out of the Holy Tradition (the unwritten and oral tradition) of the Early Christian Church. The Bible did not just appear …out of thin air. At the time when Jesus Christ established His Church in Jerusalem in 33 AD, there was no Bible, but only the Old Testament scriptures. So for the first years of its existence, the Church had no New Testament Scriptures at all, and for the first 500 years, there was no printed Bible as we have today. Most people could not even read or write at this time and there was certainly no printing press. They would hear the Scriptures and hold the traditions they were taught (2 Thess 2:15). Christ says "blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it" (Luke 11:28). So the Holy Scriptures that we know today came to us very slowly and over many decades and centuries from the oral tradition of the Orthodox Church. In fact, it was not until the Fourth Century that St Athanasios of Alexandria wrote his famous Easter Letter in the year 367 AD that identified and "canonized" the 27 books of the New Testament that we all still use to this day. The Orthodox Church has always used the same Holy Scriptures from the very beginning, as it is the continuation of the living Apostolic Tradition that was handed down by the Holy Apostles. Then the Church split into what we now call Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholics in 1054 AD. Then, many centuries later, Martin Luther led a protest movement against the Catholics and formed his own "protestant" group in 1517 AD. From that year onwards, all the other thousands of protestant groups sprang up in many places of the world. But all these groups use the same Bible and the same Holy Scriptures that the Orthodox Church established from as far back as 33 AD in oral form, and from 367 AD in written form. ( Full Answer )
The Orthodox Church currently has over 300 million followers world-wide, most of whom are in Russia. Depending on which statistics are taken into account, the Orthodox Church is also the second-largest or third-largest Christian Church in the world. The largest group being the Roman Catholics and, d…epending on whether you include practising or lapsed Christians, then either the Protestant groups are the second-largest, or the Orthodox Church is the second-largest church. The reason for this is because many Protestants in Western countries, such as Britain and Australia, are generally non-active or lapsed members. The exception is the USA, where most Christians are active members. In the not too distant past, during the rule of the Eastern Roman (or Byzantine) Empire, based in Constantinople, the Orthodox Church was the largest Church in the world for more than 1,000 years, and was also the most widespread religion of the entire world for many centuries. This situation changed as many previously Orthodox Christian lands were gradually overtaken by Moslem invading armies over the years. For example, present-day Turkey, which used to be called Asia Minor, was home to millions of Orthodox Christians. The same with Iraq, Eqypt, and many other Middle Eastern countries. ( Full Answer )
The Orthodox Church was founded by the apostles of Jesus Christ. Prior to the Great Schism in 1054, which separated the West from the rest of the church, the Orthodox Church was the only Christian church.
The Eastern Orthodox Church uses the Bible. The books in their Canon are slightly different than that of the Roman Catholic, but they also use 3 Maccabees, Psalm 151, and 1 Esdras.
King Henry viii and his marrige to Catherine of Arogon not of producing a male succesor was tactfully and planningly seduced by Anne Bolyne who convinced the King to marry her and divorce Catherine of Aragon who was the Queen of England at that time,\n. \nThe Divorce Led England and its king He…nry VIII to split with Rome and the Catholic Church that led to the very foundation of the CHURCH OF ENGLAND Initially it was known as the Church in Britain. It started when the faith was brought to Britain in the years after the Crucifixion! It was quite active and influential in the Catholic sphere being represented by Bishops at ,[at least one,] at the Council of Nicaea and other bishops attended various major General Councils and did active evangelisation in Northern Europe! ( Full Answer )
No, however, the church in England was Catholic up until the protestant revolt in the sixteenth century when the Church of England was created.
No, it's Anglican. Answer Though not part of the Protestant movement in Germany and Scandinavia when it was set up by Henry VIII it was declared a 'protestant' Church (small 'p') in that it protested against the Church of Rome an rejecte papal authority. History books will always affirm that whe…n Mary I came to the throne she restore cathoolicism, but when her sister Elizbeth I took over from her, she restored 'protestantism'. All monarchs since, as governors of the Church of England, have been 'protestant'. Even in modern times, say, in Npprthern Ireland, there have been troubles between the Catholics (those from Southern Irelend, living in the north) and 'protestants' (those ex-pat British living also in the north. Throughout history the Church of England, though a broad church that ranges from charismatic styles of worship through to ritualistic Catholic styles of worship, has always been thought of as a protestant Church despite not lining up with the Protestants of Europe. ( Full Answer )
Orthodox churches are churches that believe in Eastern Orthodoxy. Eastern Orthodoxy is the second largest group of Christians in the world, with Roman Catholics first.
I go to a c of e church and I can safely say they are just like catholic churches except everything is spoken in English (not latin). Every church is different e.g some have childrens Sunday schools and some don't but in most the order would go like so: People enter and sit in pews, Vicar starts ser…mon, children leave for religious study type education, sermon continues with prayers readings and hymns, children return, people take holy communion (bread and wine), notices and final hymn, people leave. To sum up it is basically a place where we thank god for everything and confess sins privatley through prayer. ( Full Answer )
They were both started by the Apostles at around the same time. They were united for the first few centuries and then split into separate groups.
The Eastern Orthodox church and the Roman Catholic church split in the Great Schism. The Church of England later split from the Roman Catholic church, but did not in any way align itself with the Eastern Orthodox church.
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.
Russian Orthodoxy is practiced mainly in Russia, but has found itself surging also in the United States.
No, it belongs to one of the main Protestant groups, known as the Anglicans (or the Episcopalians in the USA).
Can a small child who has been baptised and receives C ommunion in a Greek Orthodox church also receive Communion in a Church of England church?
No, as Orthodox Christians (regardless of age) are only permitted to receive Communion in an Orthodox Church.
This year (2010) and next year, the dates for Easter will be the same among the East and the West.
Eastern Orthodoxy is a Christian denomination (it is the second largest, in fact, with Roman Catholicism first). Thus, the prophets are all the Christian prophets written about in the Old Testament. For example: Moses, Abraham, Ezekiel, etc.
Easy! The Orthodox Church was instituted by Christ and His Holy Apostles, to bring the Gospel and salvation to the human race. The Church of England was started as a breakaway from the Roman Catholic Church by King Henry VIII because the Pope wouldn't give Henry a divorce. Since that time, the reign…ing Monarch of England is the Head of the Church of England. Henry didn't want to take a chance that another upstart Bishop would tell HIM what to do! Of course, there cannot be a "head" of the Anglican Communion-those in other countries do not want a Church headed by a foreigner, or a monarch. This is what happened after "Men" became heads of "churches" rather than acknowledging Christ as the Head of the Church. The "Sack of Constantinople" by the Roman Catholic Crusaders happened 150 years after the mutual excommunications between Constantinople & Rome. The Church of England refers to the Mother Church of the Communion of Anglican Churches. It is technically headed by no one, although the most "Senior Bishop" is the Bishop of Canterbury and the head of the monarchy of Britain is given the title Supreme Governor of the Church of England. It has approximately 14 million adherents and allows women to function as deaconesses. The Church was created when King Henry VIII wanted an annulment from his marriage in 1534 but the Pope would not grant it to him, so in effect King Henry VIII established this own church outside the Communion of Rome in which he could have his marriage annulled. The Greek Orthodox Church is in Communion with the Orthodox Churches which have approximately 300 million adherents, making them the second largest church after the Catholic Church. They are lead by synods of bishops who have patriarchs in traditional cities which governor regions, such as the Patriarch of Constantinople governs the Greek Orthodox. The patriarchs are considered 'first among equals' to the bishops which means they are not dictatorial leaders but they are considered to be guidance to the other bishops. The Greek Orthodox Church does not allow women ordination. The Orthodox Churches were created during the East-West Schism when legates from Rome refused the Patriarch of Constantinople the title of Patriarch and the Patriarch, Cerularius, refused to recognize the supremacy of the Pope. Cultural differences, human arrogance and the Roman sack of Constantinople in combination led to the Patriarch and Pope excommunicating each other creating the two separate entities of the Catholic Church of Rome and the Orthodox Churches, who also are considered Catholicos. ( Full Answer )
Neither... The first church was Jewish. ... and Both. The early Christian Church was both catholic (universal) and orthodox (right-teaching). The term Orthodox Church was used first to distinguish the Christian Church from various gnostic groups. The term Catholic Church was used first t…o mean the Christian Church throughout the whole world, rather than just the local Church in Jerusalem, or Rome, or Antioch, etc. Both referred to the same Church, which was one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. The real division between what we now know of as the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church became clear after the Latin crusaders (Venetians, mostly) sacked Constantinople in 1204, but it had been growing for a long time. [Thankfully, a great deal of prayer and work has been put into overcoming this sinful division, and we can hope that the Church will be reunited in the future.] At the time of the Great Schism, there were 5 Patriarchates in the Church, Antioch, Constantinople, Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Rome. The Patriarch of Rome was struck by egotism and considered and proclaimed himself infallible. The term "pope" means universal ruler. He thought he should rule the entire church by himself, and so the Roman Patriarchate split from the other 4 Patriarchates. So the new "Catholic" Church was created. Thus we see that if we look at the teachings of the Church before the Schism and after the Schism, the current Eastern Orthodox Church is the oldest Church. ( Full Answer )
No, it is part of The Orthodox Church (Christianity), and it is notJewish. In fact, there is no such thing as a Jewish church.
Joseph Stalin was an atheist and a Communist who tried to make Christianity illegal and kill anybody who continued to remain faithful to Orthodoxy.
There are not 12, but 15 autocephalous (self-governing) Eastern Orthodox Churches, all of which are in communion with each other. They are: 1) Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, 2) Patriarchate of Alexandria, 3) Patriarchate of Antioch, 4) Patriarchate of Jerusalem, 5) Moscow (Russian) Pat…riarchate, 6) Belgrade (Serbian) Patriarchate, 7) Romanian Patriarchate, 8) Bulgarian Patriarchate, 9) Georgian Patriarchate, 10) Church of Greece, 11) Church of Cyprus, 12) Church of Poland, 13) Church of Albania, 14) Church of Czech & Slovak, and 15) Orthodox Church in America. ( Full Answer )
Yes, of course. 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 M…ilitant) was established in Jerusalem in 33 AD and continues to exist to this day without any changes to its dogmas and beliefs. It will continue to exist until the end of the world. ( Full Answer )
Yes NOt only to say yes that we are christians, We are the Mother of all Christians We are the purest held Christians to this day. Welcome and learn about the Full truth of Christ through Orthodoxy. This is why we are called Orthodox, because we kept our religion pure unaltered with no dogmas o…r heresies that the others have contributed to themselves. We also never added as the Roman church did or subtracted as the many divided Protestant denominations. We did not accept the pope as a supremacy, because the only leader of the Orthodox church is Jesus Christ himself. No bishop or Archibishop or Patriarche is the same as a pope. All they get is a higher level of respect to preserve the faith and get the info out to the people. Each Patriarch represents their country, since there are other orthodox Christians other than Greeks, but they still hold no power over the people as the Pope's views are by the Catholic people. In those days the new Roman Catholics looked at the Pope like a God and that was a sin in our eyes. We only look at Jesus that way. ( Full Answer )
The Oriental Church broke away from the Eastern Orthodox Church during the 4th Ecumenical Council in Chalcedon. They differ from the Orthodox Church in that they are Monophysites, meaning they believe Christ only has one Nature which is divine and not two natures divine and human like the rest of Ch…ristendom. ( Full Answer )
Not sure what this questions means. The Orthodox Church is the Church, so it can't exist outside of itself.
After researching, there does not seem to be a Coptic Orthodox Church in Spain. There are Coptic Orthodox Churches in Germany, Sweden, England, The Netherlands, France, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, and Ireland.
No, the Vatican is the home of the Pope, who is head of the Catholic Church.
This depends on the size of the church. In a small church, there is usually only one priest. A larger church may have one or two priests and a deacon. Large cathedrals may have 5-10 or more priests. Hierarchical liturgies can see 50 or more priests, bishops, deacons, and seminarians. But in the typi…cal Orthodox church, you will find probably just one priest. ( Full Answer )
Depends which "Ukrainian Orthodox Church" you mean. If you mean the Autonomous Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which is self-ruld but under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church, the answer is "yes." If you mean the Ukrainian Orthodox parishes in the USA, Europe, and Australia which are under t…he jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Constantinople (although these are certainly NOT a "Ukrainian Orthodox Church," but simply Ukrainian Orthodox dioceses of the Patriarchate of Constantinople), the answer is "yes." If you mean any other Ukrainian Orthodox groups-whther one of the so-called variety of "Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox" Churches IN the Ukraine (some of which also now have parishes in the USA), or any of the plethora of vagante, fly by night, non-canoncial, possibly heretical, possibly occult groups in the US that include the words "Ukrainian" and "Orthodox" iin their names, the answer is "NO." See the question "is the Russian orthodox church in union with the ukrainian orthodox church" for more information ( Full Answer )
As with many questions, it depends . . . the Russian Orthodox Church is headed by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (the Russian Orthodox Church is often referred to as "the Moscow Patriarchate," or simply, "MP"). By "All Russia," of course, is meant all the lands that have been traditionally i…ncluded in a Russian State. Ukraine has been included in Russian States for the past several hundred years. Ukraine only gained independence after the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. The Russian Orthodox Church has several hundred, if not thousands, of parishes in the Ukraine, under the designation of "The Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate." This jurisdiction is rather loose-the Ukrainian Church under the MP is considered an "Autonomous Church"-all the Bishops, as well as the Metropolitan (head of this Church) are voted on in Ukraine by Ukrainian Bishops; the MP has the "right of refusal" if a candidate is considered unworthy, but in practice, this happens very rarely. So, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church/Moscow Patriarchate, is indeed in union with the Russian Orthodox Church. ( Full Answer )
Roman Catholic Answer They didn't, the Orthodox Church split from the Catholic Church, gradually over the centuries. It has been a constant source of heartache for the Church, which we are still trying to remedy. from A Catholic Dictionary , edited by Donald Attwater, Second edition, revised …1957 . The Schism of the East the estrangement and severance from the Holy See of what is now called the Orthodox Eastern Church was a gradual process extending over centuries. After a number of minor schisms the first serious, though short, break was that of Photius; from then on tension between East and West increased, and the schism of Cerularius occurred in 1054. From then on the breach gradually widened and has been definitive since 1472. There was a formal union from the 2 nd Council of Lyons in 1274 until 1282, and a more promising one after the Council of Florence from 1439 to 1472. After the capture of Constantinople it was in the Turkish interest to reopen and widen the breach with the powerful Roman church; the patriarchates of Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem were dragged into this policy, Russia and the Slav churches stood out the longest of any: none of these churches, except Constantinople itself in 1472, formally and definitely broke away from the unity of the Church. But in the course of centuries the schism has set and crystallized into a definite separation from the Holy See of many million people with a true priesthood and valid sacraments. The origins, causes and development of the schism are matters of much complication, still not fully unraveled.. ( Full Answer )
All canonical Orthodox churches share the same faith and are in full communion with each other. The term "Greek" "Russian" "Serbian" etc... simply refers to the old country church whose jurisdiction they bare under. I would suggest going to a parish that offers the liturgy mainly in English, unless …you are familiar with other languages. Beyond that I suggest trying all of the parishes that are within a reasonable distance for you. ( Full Answer )
A church established under the reign of Elizabeth I. Claims that it is just another "branch" of the true Catholic church are unfounded. It was established using protestant texts from Edward VI reign whilst "ordaining" a William Parker (a layman) as the new Archbishop of Canterbury. The 2 remaining C…atholic bishops in England wouldn't have a bar of it, so they cobbled together 4 worthies of dubious religious qualifications. Two were said to be ex catholic priests who jumped ship for the "new" religion although no records exist of they ever being ordained. The other two were protestant auxiliary bishops from the new religion. This Anglican/Church of England was established as a state church under the Monarchy who was to be the head, whilst Jesus got the job as spiritual director. All so called ordinations to this day stem from this William Parker. Pope Leo xiii in 1896 after a long and independent investigation by 6 interested parties who were give full access to Vatican records declared anglican orders to be "utterly null and void" ( Full Answer )
Yes, because Jesus Himself accepted baptism in the Jordan River, and He commanded His disciples to go and preach and to baptize. "He who believes and is baptized will be saved" (Mark 16:15-16). The Church has maintained this practice of baptism for over 2,000 years.
Catholics will say that the Orthodox church split from the Catholic Church. Orthodox will say that the Catholic Church split from the Orthodox church. But yes, the two churches did split from one another.
It is a place for the faithful to light candles and pray, eitherfor themselves or for someone else.
The Eastern Orthodox Church was established at the Great Schism in 1054. This divided Christendom into two halves, with the East becoming Eastern Orthodox and the West Roman Catholic.
The Church of England was not a PROTESTANT CHURCH. It as a Communion within the Holy Catholic Church and nothing else. The church or England was set up by Henry V111 in the 16c. It is Protestant, and is NOT part of the Roman Catholic church.
On October 14, 1066, at Hastings in southern England, the last Orthodox king of England, Harold II, died in battle against Duke William of Normandy. William had been blessed to invade England by the Roman Pope Alexander in order to bring the English Church into full communion with the "reformed Papa…cy"; for since 1052 the English archbishop had been banned and denounced as schismatic by Rome. The result of the Norman Conquest was that the English Church and people were integrated into the heretical "Church" of Western, Papist Christendom, which had just, in 1054, fallen away from communion with the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, represented by the Eastern Patriarchates of Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch and Jerusalem. Thus ended the nearly five hundred year history of the Anglo Saxon Orthodox Church, which was followed by the demise of the still older Celtic Orthodox Churches in Wales, Scotland and Ireland. ( Full Answer )
If you define the "true church" as the church established by Jesus Christ, and guaranteed by Him until the end of the world, that was established in 33 A.D. and Our Blessed Lord appointed St. Peter and his successors to watch over it and guide it until the end of the world, that would be the Catholi…c Church. The Church of England was established by King Henry VIII and his daughter, Elizabeth I in the 16th century, over 1,500 years too late for it to be the "true church". ( Full Answer )