Eastern Orthodox Church has preserved the true belief and the original worship practice for nearly 2000 years. Very few changes in doctrine were made after Pentacost in 33 AD.
My opinion is that this is the exact reason that once people are introduced to the Orthodox Church, they like what they see there, because it is the Original Church, the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church founded at Pentacost in 33 AD.Answer
Some prefer the Orthodox Faith due to its genuineness/originality and its spiritual sacraments (IE. The Holy Eucharist, Confession,etc.)
Eastern Orthodox members would say that it originated in Jerusalem, when Jesus made St. Peter the head of His Church on earth. It's historical administrative center is in Istanbul, Turkey, which long ago was called Constantinople, but it doesn't have a pope, like the Roman Catholic Church. Greek Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox are all part of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
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Countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran would have the least number of Orthodox Christians
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 Christendom.
The Coptic Orthodox Church granted the Ethopian Church it's own Patriach. Like the greek did to the Serbian,Russian etc However they are in communion with each other and are both part of the Eastern "Oriental' Orthodox church.
Because in Eastern and Greek Orthodox churches the feast of the Epiphany or Three Kings is equivelent to Christmas.......and it is the day when gifts are given as we do on Christmas.
Agios Vassilis. Like san Vassilis. Holy man in eastern orthodox churche
Nope. He was Eastern Orthodox, just like his successor Vladimir Putin.
The Eastern Orthodox Faith was established in the year 33 AD by Jesus Christ on the Day of Pentecost in Jerusalem. From there it spread to most of the world, from places like Greece, Antioch, Europe, Russia, Africa, America, etc.
The Orthodox people do not have a leader like the pope. while the catholics do. the orthodox are a little bit more strict.
You're question is a little unclear and could mean two things so I'll answer both. Why did the Orthodox denomination emerge? The Orthodox emerged when the eastern and western bishops excommunicated each other in a power struggle in 1054. The east became the Orthodox and the west became the Catholics. Who broke off from the Orthodox? There was no reformation in the east like there was in the west. There was the separation of the Coptics, but that was simply on their slightly different belief about the nature of the Trinity.
This refers to the Greek Orthodox Church, which is the main denomination in Greece. It is one of the fifteen autocephalous (meaning self-governing) Orthodox churches which make up the Eastern Orthodox Church. That term can also denote any Eastern Orthodox church that uses Byzantine Rite Liturgy. The national churches of Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania and Russia (as well as other countries) also belong to the Eastern Orthodox Church. Pope of Rome split away from all the other Patriarchs and Patriarch of Constantinople in particular in the early Middle Ages. The breach became definitive in 1054 from which point until now, Rome is not in communion with any of the Eastern Orthodox churches. The term "Greek Orthodox" is also sometimes used outside of Greece, in countries of the 'diaspora' such as the USA, Britain and Australia. This is not the correct Orthodox historical practice, and only exists today because the Orthodox Church in these countries began with a migrant population from Greece, with the language of the Liturgy being Greek. For this reason they kept the name "Greek Orthodox." The problem with using this name today, is that it makes the Orthodox Church look like an exclusive Greek club for Greeks only. This is certainly not the case. The Orthodox Church has no nationality, and is open to persons of every ethnic and national background. In Western countries in particular, the Orthodox people should prefer to use the correct title of "Orthodox Christian" or "Eastern Orthodox" without adding any national titles of Greek or Russian, etc. The only place where the name "Greek Orthodox" should be used (if at all) is in Greece. In other countries, such as the USA, Britain and Australia, it should be called by its proper jurisdictional tile of "Ecumenical Patriarchate" or "Holy Archdiocese of Australia" or "Holy Archdiocese of America" etc.
"Greek Orthodox" is the name used to describe the Church of Greece or an Orthodox person who belongs to the Church of Greece. The Church of Greece is one of the fifteen autocephalous (meaning self-governing) Orthodox churches which make up the Eastern Orthodox Church. Unfortunately, the term "Greek Orthodox" is also sometimes used outside of Greece, in countries of the 'diaspora' such as the USA, Britain and Australia. This is not the correct historical or theological practice, and only exists today because the Orthodox Church in these countries began with a migrant population from Greece, with the language of the Liturgy being Greek. For this reason they sometimes kept the name "Greek Orthodox" instead of Eastern Orthodox. However, the problem with using this name today, is that it can make the Orthodox Church look like an exclusive club for Greeks only. This is certainly not the case. The Orthodox Church has no nationality, and is open to persons of every ethnic and national background. In Western countries in particular, the Orthodox people should use the correct title of either "Orthodox Christian" or "Eastern Orthodox" without adding any national titles such as Greek, Serbian or Russian, etc. The only place where the name "Greek Orthodox" should be used (if at all) is in Greece. In other countries, such as the USA, Britain and Australia, it should be called by its proper jurisdictional name of "Ecumenical Patriarchate" or "Holy Archdiocese of Australia" or "Holy Archdiocese of America" and so on.
All Cristian Holy days like: Cristmas and New Year's eve, easter, and so on. Romania is a Eastern Cristian Orthodox country.
The people of Belarus follow a variety of religions, and some follow no religion at all, just like in the United States and other countries.The largest religion in Belarus is Eastern (Russian) Orthodox, but there are also Catholic, Protestant, and Muslim communities, as well as non-religious people.
Some people like Nirvana better and some people like Smashing Pumpkins better. I like Nirvana better. NIRVANA! N!
If you mean "culture" in a historic content then Romania has a byzantine orthodox culture(but with its own specific traits) similar to Greece and the other eastern orthodox countries like Serbia,Bulgaria,Russia,etc. in a modern context Romania has a western culture
An orthodox spinner is like a leg spinner but left handed.
Most of Polish people are Catholics, but there are also minorities like Orthodox, Protestants, Jews, Muslims and atheists.
Nobody can "Dress like a jew" we are very diverse, from reform to orthodox, if you are orthodox you have to go by a certain t of a dress code, but other than that, we dress like normal people, and not all have a big nose! -___- can't stress that enough
Nobody owned the Eastern Orthodox Church (which originally was called the Greek or Eastern Church). The highest authorities of the church were the four patriarchs: the patriarchs of Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem and Constantinople. From the reign of Justinian the Great on, the Byzantine Emperors were like supreme authorities of the church, exercising a strong control over the ecclesiastical hierarchy, protecting the church, presiding over its ecumenical councils and appointing the Patriarchs. However, they did not own the church.
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Like the Catholic Church, the Orthodox believe in Apostolic Succession.
The Crusades were a bad reflection on the Catholic Church because the Crusaders didn't show love, they weren't Christ-like. They went killing even the Eastern Orthodox Christians. But it was really the pope of that time that did evil. There will always be bad people and good people in anything.
Islam, is the dominant religion in fact of all the Central Asian countries. These are Turkic countries, and Turkic people are Muslims. In former Soviet states like Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, there are Eastern Orthodox people because of the minority Russian populations there left from the Soviet era.