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What are the orthodox church beliefs?

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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. 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.


Jesus Himself has established His Church. Eastern Orthodox tradition preserves this very Church.The Orthodox Church was founded by Christ 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 without any changes to its dogmas and beliefs, to this day.Jesus Christ founded The Orthodox Church.


No, the Orthodox Church--like the Catholic Church--believe the Church itself to be the ultimate authority on their beliefs. Protestants, due to placing the Holy Bible as their ultimate authority, are divided into thousands & thousands of sects.


Yes,since the Catholic church views the Orthodox church as valid in sacraments,however they would have to accept that the pope of Rome is there head not the Greek Orthodox Patriach or Coptic Orthodox Patriach depending on what Orthodox church they belong to. But the Orthodox church will excommunicate anyone who receives the eucharist in any other church,since they see the Catholic church as the heretic and schismatic church for changing the churches beliefs etc when they were together


By first discussing the matter with an Eastern Orthodox priest or bishop. Then you may need to receive instructions in the beliefs of the Orthodox Church, and later you may need to be Baptized/Chrismated into the Faith.


There is no theological difference between the two. They are both part of the same Eastern Orthodox Church. The only cultural difference is the language used in their services. Their beliefs are exactly the same.


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 Militant) 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.


No difference in their beliefs. They are both part of the Eastern Orthodox Church, but the Antiochians are mainly Orthodox people from Lebanon, and the Greeks are mainly Orthodox people from Greece.


Orthodox Christianity is the name given to the faith and beliefs of the Eastern Orthodox Church. 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. The Orthodox Church teaches that the Holy Bible is very important, and equal with the Holy Tradition (ie. the unwritten and oral traditions of Jesus Christ and the Church). The Holy Scriptures are a collection of Books of the New Testament that came out of the Holy Tradition of the Early Christian Church. The Bible did not just appear out of thin air, it was revealed by God and later put together by the holy Fathers of the Orthodox Church. Being baptized and believing in Jesus Christ as God is the only path to salvation.


I am a Greek orthodox and once attended a Catholic church.. Not much is different, expect the way we talk about things.. Some stuff is different when it comes to beliefs etc. The Catholics and orthodox were one church and one religion before the schism happened.


Most Christian Egyptians belong to the Coptic Church, but a minority are associated with the Greek Orthodox Church. Most other Arab Christians follow the Orthodox Church or the Eastern Rites Catholic Church. Orthodox beliefs are generally quite simlar to Roman Catholic beliefs, except for the absence of the Augustine notion of original sin and of the phrase "and the Son" (Latin: filioque) from the Nicene Creed.


The short answer is: "Yes". ( See link below for details "Eastern Orthodox Church Beliefs and Practices")


There is an Orthodox Church and a Catholic Church. There is no Catholic Orthodox Church.


Eastern Orthodox Church (or the Christian Orthodox Church).


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 Orthodox 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.


That's a bit difficult to explain. There was one church called 'The Catholic Orthodox church" it split into Orthodox and Catholic. However there are two Orthodox churches which both preserve the ancient teachings and traditions of the original church. Except have a different view of the divintiy of christ. The Eastern "Oriental' Orthodox church believes that christ has two natures but united while the Eastern Orthodox church believes that chirst has two natures but seperate. However,they both are the original church and have not changed the apostolic traditions. So the Roman Catholic Church and Orthodox Churches are equally old since they were both founded by one of the apostles,however the Orthodox church stayed true to the original churches beliefs and traditions. But they became referred to as "Orthodox" in 451 AD (Eastern "Oriental' Orthodox) and in 1054 (Eastern Orthodox)


Yes, so long as they agree to raise their children according to the beliefs of the Orthodox Christian faith.


That is usually called a schism. National Orthodox churches can petition to leave the main Orthodox body, if local beliefs shift away from the main church's beliefs; this is normally accomplished peacefully, and the new church maintains good relations with the parent body.


No, the Greek Orthodox church is a part of the Eastern Orthodox Churches.


The Greek Orthodox Church is one of the 12 different Churches that make up the larger, Orthodox Church.


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.


The Orthodox Church of Greece (Eastern Orthodox Church).


No, the Orthodox Church does not allow any of its members to receive Communion in any other church. Although the Catholics and Orthodox share many similar beliefs, they are still not in full communion with each other, and therefore cannot share any sacraments.


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. From the Orthodox perspective, both the Orthodox and Catholics started at the same time, in the year 33 AD, when there was no such thing as Orthodox and Catholic, and there was only the universal Christian Church. So they both shared a common foundation for the first 1,000 years of their history. However, after that time, difference arose that led to the Great Schism of 1054 AD. This caused a split in the universal Church, which resulted in the formation of an Orthodox East and a Latin West. The Orthodox Church claims that the Latins (later known as Roman Catholics) split from the Body of the Church because of Papal claims of supremacy over the Church, and changes to the Nicene Creed (the filioque clause), which were not accepted by anyone else at that time.


There are many different orthodox beliefs. There are Orthodox Jews who share many beliefs with other Jews but are more strict in some of their beliefs and applications. There are Orthodox Muslims who share many beliefs with other Muslims but are stricter in application of some practices and beliefs. There are orthodox Christians, some of whom follow the Eastern Orthodox Rite. There are also orthodox Christians who are Roman Catholics and do not follow the eastern orthodox rite but are orthodox in the sense of their trying to follow what they believe are old established ways, which is what the word "orthodox" actually means.