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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Eastern Orthodox Church
Eastern Orthodoxy is the largest single religious faith in Belarus (89%), Bulgaria (86%), Republic of Cyprus (88%), Georgia (89%), Greece (98%), the Republic of Macedonia (70%), Moldova (98%), Montenegro (84%), Romania (89%), Russia (63%), Serbia (88%), and Ukraine (83%).
The Orthodox are not dispensationalists, and are amillenniaist in their eschatology, believing that the "thousand years" spoken of in biblical prophesy refers to the present time (from the Crucifixion of Christ until the Second Coming).
Orthodox Christians who have committed sins but repent of them, and who wish to reconcile themselves to God and renew the purity of their original baptisms, confess their sins to God before a spiritual guide who offers advice and direction to assist the individual in overcoming their sin.
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 The Eastern Orthodox family of Christianity
Several North American Orthodox dioceses which respond to a North American headquarters which reports directly to the headquarters of an Orthodox faith group in another country.
Orthodox Church is often referred to as the Eastern Orthodox Church.
This is not strictly true, because not all Orthodox churches are eastern.
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 Eastern Orthodox Church
One of the questions Protestants ask about Orthodox Chirstianity is whether the ikons used in the Orthodox Church are not idols.
Orthodox theologians like St John Chrysostom are said to have promoted the antisemitism that led to genocide of the Jews in the last century.
Orthodox Christianity often seems to be closely linked with national cultures and nationalism.
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 Orthodox Church : Orthodox Catholic Church : Eastern Orthodoxy - News about religious cults and sects
The word orthodox (''right believing'') has traditionally been used, in the Greek-speaking Christian world, to designate communities, or individuals, who preserved the true faith (as defined by those councils), as opposed to those who were declared heretical.
The official designation of the church in Eastern Orthodox liturgical or canonical texts is ''the Orthodox Catholic Church.'' Because of the historical links of Eastern Orthodoxy with the Eastern Roman Empire and Byzantium (Constantinople), however, in English usage it is referred to as the ''Eastern'' or ''Greek Orthodox'' Church.
Orthodox Christianity: Generically the term orthodox refers to traditional, conservative forms of Christianity, upholding the traditional Christian beliefs about God as a Trinity and about Jesus Christ as taught in the church's early creeds.
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The Roman Catholic Church and its twin, Eastern Orthodoxy, were formed by a spiritually adulterous relationship between the political empire and apostate church leaders.
Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy both claim direct descent from Christ and the Apostles, but that this claim is bogus is evident in their non-apostolic doctrines and practices.
According to Orthodox teaching, baptism (even of infants) is the means whereby an individual is born into Christ and becomes a Christian.
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 Hall of Church History—The Eastern Orthodox
Today's Orthodox Churches are situated predominantly in Eastern Europe, but Orthodoxy is a fast-growing movement even in the West.
Worship in Eastern Orthodoxy is heavily sacerdotal and mystical.
The faithful also practice a mystical spiritual discipline known as hesychasm, in which tranquility and spiritual light are sought by quietism and strict control of the body, measuring the phrasing of one's silent praying by the rythm of one's breathing, in order to unite soul and body in prayer.
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Seraphim of Sarov Eastern Orthodox Christian Church is a rare haven of spirituality, peace and prayer.
Christ’s Holy Church is an earthly glimpse of His Heavenly Kingdom that is not of this world.
Orthodox Christianity offers an "other worldly" appeal for those who want to rest and renew their spirit.
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  Eastern Orthodox Church - Encyclopedia of Religion
Eastern Orthodoxy is the large body of Christians who follow the faith and practices that were defined by the first seven ecumenical councils.
The official designation of the church in Eastern Orthodox liturgical or canonical texts is “the Orthodox Catholic Church.” Because of the historical links of Eastern Orthodoxy with the Eastern Roman Empire and Byzantium (Constantinople), however, in English usage it is referred to as the “Eastern” or “Greek Orthodox” Church.
The Orthodox, then, are the Christians in the East of Europe, in Egypt and Asia, who accept the Councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon (are therefore neither Nestorians nor Monophysites), but who, as the result of the schisms of Photius (ninth cent.) and Cerularius (eleventh cent.), are not in communion with the Catholic Church.
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 Liturgica.com | Liturgics | Eastern Orthodox Liturgics
Like the Western Church, the liturgical practices of the Eastern Orthodox Church were founded on the practices of the mother Church in Jerusalem.
Among the most striking things about the liturgical worship of the Eastern Orthodox Church is the uniformity of its form, and the high degree of correspondence to the form that was in practice across the Christian Church in the sixth century.
The Eastern Orthodox Church has experienced no Reformation that transformed the theological foundation of the faith as well as essentially doing away with the liturgical form and music, as has almost all of Protestantism.
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  Eastern Orthodoxy
Eastern Orthodox have traditionally challenged this, either saying that the doctrine is inaccurate or, for those who believe that it is accurate, that the pope had no authority to insert this word into the creed (though it was later affirmed by an ecumenical council).
The Eastern Orthodox communion bases its teachings on Scripture and "the seven ecumenical councils"—I Nicaea (325), I Constantinople (381), Ephesus (431), Chalcedon (451), II Constantinople (553), III Constantinople (680), and II Nicaea (787).
One of the reasons the Eastern Orthodox do not claim to have had any ecumenical councils since II Nicaea is that they have been unable to agree on which councils are ecumenical.
www.catholic.com /library/Eastern_Orthodoxy.asp   (2067 words)

  Orthodox Eastern Church. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Orthodox acceptance of the seven councils resulted in the exclusion from their communion, on grounds of heresy, of the Nestorian, Jacobite, Coptic, and Armenian churches; it also involves holding a sacramental doctrine of grace ex opere operato (see grace) and of veneration of the Virgin Mary, two points differentiating the Orthodox from Protestants.
The number of Orthodox churches recognizing one another as such is indefinite because of the fluid state of the relations of Orthodox bishops in countries to which communicants have emigrated.
The Orthodox patriarchates of Alexandria and Antioch are minority churches (for the corresponding separated churches, see Copts; Jacobite Church), as is the patriarchate of Jerusalem.
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 Eastern Orthodox Church, Orthodox Catholic, Greek Orthodox
The Orthodox Church is one of the three major branches of Christianity, which stands in historical continuity with the communities created by the apostles of Jesus in the region of the eastern Mediterranean, and which spread by missionary activity throughout Eastern Europe.
Orthodox observers were present at the sessions of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), and several meetings took place between popes Paul VI and John Paul II on the one side, and patriarchs Athenagoras and Demetrios on the other.
The Orthodox Tradition is the theological tradition, generally associated with the national churches of the eastern Mediterranean and eastern Europe and principally with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, whose distinguishing characteristic consists in preservation of the integrity of the doctrines taught by the fathers of the seven ecumenical councils of the fourth through eighth centuries.
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 Eastern Orthodox
Eastern Orthodox parishes generally have relied on ethnic identity as a significant organizing principle.
The majority of Chicago's Eastern Orthodox congregations belong to either the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America or the Orthodox Church in America (formerly the Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Metropolia in North America) or enjoy autocephalous or autonomous status granted by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
Many Ukrainians, however, were Eastern Rite or Uniate Catholics (Eastern Christians who adhere to the Eastern liturgical tradition but acknowledge the spiritual primacy of the Roman Catholic pope) and soon began to establish their own Ukrainian Catholic parishes, beginning with St. Nicholas parish in 1905.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/407.html   (581 words)

  Eastern Orthodox Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eastern Orthodox theologians tended to rely more on Greek philosophers than did the West, often borrowing the categories and vocabulary of Neoplatonism to explain Christian doctrine, though not necessarily accepting all their theories.
Orthodox confession can therefore take the form of a discussion between the confessor and the penitent concerning his or her sins and the best means of overcoming them.
The Antiochian Orthodox Church, The Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, and the Holy Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church of America (formerly connected with the Vicar Bishop of the (Western) Orthodox Church of France-ECOF), all have Western Rite parishes.
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 Eastern Orthodox Church
The Eastern Orthodox Church emerged as a result of disagreements between Greek speaking eastern churches and Latin speaking western churches over doctrine and ecclesiastical authority.
The collapse of the Byzantine empire in 1453 meant that, apart from Russia, the Orthodox Church lay under the rule of the Ottoman Turks.
The icon is of particular importance for the Orthodox Church since it is seen as the dwelling place of God's grace, creating in the faithful a sense of the presence of God.
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The official representatives of the two families of the Orthodox Churches met in an atmosphere of warm cordiality and Christian brotherhood for four days at the guest house of the Patriarchal Residence at the Monastery, and experienced the gracious hospitality and kindness of the Coptic Orthodox Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and his Church.
II- The Orthodox Church and the Eastern Orthodox Churches have a clear feeling that they live in, and confess Jesus Christ in the same faith, that is fed continuously and uninterruptedly from the fatherly apostolic source of the early centuries.
The Oriental Orthodox agree that the Orthodox are justified in their use of the two-natures formula, since they acknowledge that the distinction is ``in thought alone''.
www.coptic.net /articles/OrthodoxUnityDialog.txt   (12971 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: July 4 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Categories: Eastern Orthodox liturgical days General definition of saint In general, the term Saint refers to someone who is exceptionally virtuous and holy.
In the Eastern Orthodox Church, Venerable (Greek: Όσιος for men and Οσία for women) is a title attributed to saints that had lived a monastic or eremitic life, and it is considered equal or sometimes superior to plain Saint.
The Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar describes and dictates the rhythm of the life of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: June 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Eastern Orthodox Church calendar describes or dictates the rhythm of the life of the Church.
Categories: Eastern Orthodox liturgical days The Savior Not Made By Hands (1410s, by Andrei Rublev) An icon (from Greek εικων, eikon, image) is an artistic visual representation or symbol of anything considered holy and divine, such as God, saints or deities.
It is a title assigned by the early Christian Church to Mary, the mother of Jesus, at the Third Ecumenical Council held at Ephesus in 431.
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 What is the Eastern Orthodox Church and what are the beliefs of Orthodox Christians?
The Eastern Orthodox Church is not a single church but rather a family of 13 self-governing bodies, denominated by the nation in which they are located (e.g., the Greek Orthodox Church, Russian Orthodox Church, etc.).
The Orthodox Church claims to be the one true church of Christ, and seeks to trace its origin back to the original apostles through an unbroken chain of apostolic succession.
While the Eastern Orthodox Church has claimed some of the church's great voices, and while there are many of the Orthodox tradition that have a genuine salvation relationship with Jesus Christ; the Orthodox church itself do not speak with a clear message that can be harmonized with the Biblical Gospel of Christ.
www.gotquestions.org /Eastern-Orthodox-church.html   (507 words)

 Eastern Orthodox Church at AllExperts
Orthodox (from the Greek Orthodoxos, "believing rightly" or "worshipping rightly") was used originally as a modifier not of "Church" but of "faith," to distinguish the Orthodox or "rightly believing" faith from other faiths; while the Church usually used the name Catholic Church.
Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism split during the Great Schism that is conventionally dated to 1054, although it was in fact a gradual process rather than a singular event, exacerbated by cultural and linguistic divisions between the Greek-speaking East and the Latin-speaking West.
Orthodox believe an Apostolic Succession was established; this played a key role in the Church's view of itself as the preserver of the Christian community.
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Patriarch" are Orthodox, and that Monophysite Armenians are Gregorian.
Eastern Christians were persuaded to reunite with the West, the situation that had existed before the schisms became an actual one again.
The idea of latinizing all Eastern Catholics, sometimes defended by people on our side whose zeal for uniformity is greater than their knowledge of the historical and juridical situation, is diametrically opposed to antiquity, to the Catholic system of ecclesiastical organization, and to the policy of all popes.
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 The Orthodox Church: An Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is believed by Orthodox Christians that their Church has preserved the tradition and continuity of the ancient Church in its fullness compared to other Christian denominations which have departed from the common tradition of the Church of the first 10 centuries.
The Great Schism between the Eastern and the Western Church (1054) was the culmination of a gradual process of estrangement between the east and west that began in the first centuries of the Christian Era and continued through the Middle Ages.
From the 4th to the 11th century, Constantinople, the center of Eastern Christianity, was also the capital of the Eastern Roman, or Byzantine, Empire, while Rome, after the barbarian invasions, fell under the influence of the Holy Roman Empire of the West, a political rival.
www.orthodoxinfo.com /general/orthodoxy.aspx   (1381 words)

Church in the West, "Orthodox" in the East.
The Orthodox, then, are the Christians in the East of Europe, in Egypt and Asia, who accept the Councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon (are therefore neither Nestorians nor Monophysites), but who, as the result of the schisms of
The total number of Orthodox Christians in the world is estimated variously as 95 to 100 millions.
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