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  Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Eastern Orthodoxy -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Eastern Orthodox Christianity (or "Eastern Orthodoxy") is, according to Orthodox Christians, the original form of Christianity.
An important symbol for the eastern Orthodoxy and its spread north to the Slavic peoples was the construction in the 530s of Hagia Sophia, a most impressive church building in Constantinople, under emperor Justinian I.
The Eucharist is at the center of Eastern Orthodoxy.
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 Eastern Orthodoxy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Eastern Orthodox Christianity (or "Eastern Orthodoxy") refers primarily to church traditions descending from the Eastern Roman Empire or Byzantium.
The "Eastern" churches with the largest number of adherents, according to the primary and narrow sense of "Eastern Orthodox," are the Russian and the Greek Orthodox.
Eastern Orthodoxy traces continuous apostolic succession back to the five major centers of Christianity in the early church: Rome, Jerusalem, Antioch, Alexandria, and Constantinople.
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 Eastern Orthodoxy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Eastern Orthodox Christianity (or Eastern Orthodoxy) comprises primarily the Christian traditions that developed within the Eastern Roman Empire or Byzantium.
The "Eastern" churches with the largest number of adherents, according to the primary and narrow sense of "Eastern Orthodox", are the Russian and the Romanian Orthodox churches.
The various churches of the Eastern Orthodox Communion who acknowledge the Patriarch of Constantinople (Official Title 'Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch') are distinct in terms of administration and local culture but exist in full communion with one another.
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 Eastern - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Most modern uses of the term refer to Eastern philosophy, the Eastern world, Eastern history or ancient Asian culture, typically also including those countries whose ethnic identity and their dominant culture derive from ancient Asian culture.
Eastern culture is said to be Daoist in its integration of apparent opposites, as signified by the yin and yang.
Eastern culture is sometimes contrasted with Western Culture which is accused of being likely to engage in false dichotomies.
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 An Overview of Eastern Orthodoxy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Eastern Orthodoxy's assertion that humanity's ultimate goal is theosis, or participation in the Divine life, has informed and shaped their doctrine of the Fall.
Eastern Orthodox theologians deny that any deity is ascribed to the icons and justify their inclusion in worship largely on the basis of Christ's incarnation.
Eastern Orthodox thought understands the elements of communion to be actual types of Christ's glorified humanity, which in some mystical way, comes to the believer as he or she partakes of the bread and wine.
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Eastern Churches depend originally on the Eastern Empire at Constantinople; they are those that either find their centre in the patriarchate of that city (since the centralization of the fourth century) or have been formed by schisms which in the first instance concerned Constantinople rather than the Western world.
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.
Eastern Church, 326); the ludicrous scandal at Monastir, in Macedonia, when they fought over a dead man's body and set the whole town ablaze because some wanted him to be buried in Greek and some in Rumanian (op.
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 Eastern Orthodox Church
Unlike the Roman Catholic Church, which regards the Holy Spirit as proceeding from the Father and the Son, the Eastern Orthodox Church claims that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father through the Son.
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.
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 Eastern Orthodoxy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Eastern Orthodoxy teaches that the fundamental source of tradition is the Scriptures as understood by with the "divinely inspired Fathers of the Church." Their authority cannot be superseded, altered or ignored.
In Orthodoxy, the bread is mixed with the wine, in the chalice and is served by a spoon as together, the bread and the wine, are the Body and Blood of Christ.
Marriage in Eastern Orthodoxy is unbreakable except by death or adultery and is accepted before ordination, while in Roman Catholicism marriage is not allowed for the ordained and (officially) may not be dissolved for any reason.
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 Eastern Orthodoxy
Geographically the Eastern Oriental Churches form a vast triangle, whose base is twelve thousand miles long, reaching across the Russo-Siberian plain from Petzamo in the West on the Arctic Ocean, to Alaska in the East where the Indians were evangelized by Russian missionaries in the last century.
Eastern Orthodox history from the beginning of the thirteenth century is the story of trial and conflict with the civil powers that have no parallel in Western Christianity.
Eastern commentators repeatedly say that the sacraments are not mere symbols or pure signs of grace, received independently of the rite and only occasioned by its administration.
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 Orthodoxy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The GREAT SCHISM between the Eastern and theWestern 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 centre 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.
Orthodoxy and heterodox confessions, expecially in the sphere of spiritual experience, the understanding of God and salvation, there exists an ontological difference which cannot be simply ascribed to cultural and intellectual enstrangement of the East and West but is a direct consequence of a gradual abandonment of the sacred tradition by heterodox Christians.
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 Encyclopedia article on Eastern Orthodoxy [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Eastern Orthodoxy (also called Greek Orthodoxy and Russian Orthodoxy) is a Christian tradition which represents the majority of Eastern Christianity.
Though many nationalities are represented in Orthodoxy, which present a number of slight cultural differences, the jurisdictions of the Orthodox Church are identical in belief, and spiritually one in Christ Jesus.
Eastern Orthodoxy has an extensive oral tradition that predates the actual texts of the New Testament, hence, it does not consider itself to be "Bibliocentric"; which is the case with most modern forms of Christianity.
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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.
Orthodoxy practices the mass or the "Holy Eucharist" [eucharist means praise] whereby Christ supposedly is sacrificed anew and the bread and wine of the "eucharist" becomes the actual body and blood of Christ.
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 Eastern Orthodoxy --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Eastern Orthodoxy is a fellowship of autonomous, or independent self-governing, churches, each of which is under the rule of a bishop.
Eastern Orthodoxy considers itself the bearer of an unbroken living tradition of Christian faith and worship inherited from the earliest believers.
Eastern Orthodox Churches are usually identified by nationality and are the result of the Catholicism.
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 Eastern Orthodoxy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Eastern Orthodox Christianity (Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox) is the modern name primarily applied to the Christian church that claims to be the original historical church started by Christ Jesus and his Apostles 2000 years ago.
They claim unbroken apostolic succession back to the apostles through the laying on of hands, and are in general, “Christocentric”, viewing Christ as the Head of the Church, and the Church as his Body; with authority derived directly from this relationship.
The various churches of the Eastern Orthodox Communion are distinct in terms of administration and local culture, and for the most part, exist in full communion with one another.
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 Eastern Orthodoxy - Probe Ministries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The whole of the sacramental theology of Orthodoxy is grounded in the Incarnation of Christ.
The Eastern Church rejected this addition because it was inserted without the support of the universal Church and because it was seen as incorrect theologically.
Eastern Orthodox Christians believe that true belief and worship are maintained by the Orthodox Church.
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 Eastern Orthodoxy --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
The titular head of Eastern Orthodoxy is the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople (Istanbul), but its many territorial churches (including the huge Russian Orthodox church and the Greek Orthodox church) are governed autonomously by head bishops or patriarchs, who must be unmarried or widowed even though lower orders of the clergy may marry.
The separation of the Eastern churches from the Western, or Latin, branch began with the division of the Roman Empire into two parts under Constantine I.
Doctrinally, Eastern Orthodoxy differs from Roman Catholicism in that it does not accept the primacy of the pope or the clause in the Western creed that states that the Holy Spirit proceeds from both the Father (God) and the Son (Jesus).
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The phrase "Eastern Orthodoxy," commonly used to describe the Orthodox faith, actually refers to the dominant churches of Eastern Europe.
Furthermore, the Eastern churches disagree on the date for Easter and the legitimacy of church hierarchy and sacraments.
For example, Frank Schaeffer, a passionate promoter of Orthodoxy, concluded that one side of the Orthodox church in America is a "sort of social-ethnic club," infected with nominalism, materialism, ethnic pride, exclusivism, and indifference to the sacraments.
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 General Information: Introduction
Introduction to Orthodoxy, excerpts from The Orthodox Church, by Bishop Kallistos (Ware).
The Orthodox Church: A brief overview of the Eastern Orthodox Church's history and teaching.
Although it is best to have your own copy for easy access daily, the Serbian Orthodox Church, in which Bishop Nicholai served, has kindly put the entire four volumes on the Internet.
www.orthodoxinfo.com /general   (332 words)

 Orthodox Church : Orthodox Catholic Church : Eastern Orthodoxy - News about religious cults and sects
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.
Sometimes the Orthodox Church is also called the Eastern Orthodox Church, or the Oriental Church, or the Christian Church of the East, or the Orthodox Catholic Church, or the Graeco-Russian Church.
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 Orthodox Church : Eastern Orthodoxy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Like Eastern Orthodoxy, we also hold in common the view that the rejection of the Trinity constitutes heresy.
Orthodoxy affirms a single source of revelation, holy tradition, of which Scripture is the preeminent among several forms.
Eastern Orthodoxy Collection of Several articles in the the Spring, 1997 issue of Christian History e-zine
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 Hall of Church History—The Eastern Orthodox
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.
Orthodoxy and the bishop of Rome separated from one another in a schism that culminated in 1054.
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 The Eastern liturgical family of Christianity: the Orthodox Church
Regard Orthodoxy as the true Church of Christ on Earth.
Nine countries where Eastern Orthodoxy is the dominant religious body: Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Romania, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine.
This is not strictly true, because not all Orthodox churches are eastern.
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 Armenian Orthodoxy
For his preaching, he was thrown into a deep dark pit in the middle of the barren countryside and left to waste away.
The Eastern churches are known as orthodox - of which the Armenian Church is a part.
Armenian Orthodoxy, along with the Coptic, Syrian, Ethiopian and Indian Malabar Orthodoxies, is part of the Oriental Orthodoxy, or the non-Chalcedonian Orthodoxy.
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 Eastern Orthodoxy
Eastern Orthodoxy comprises the faith and practices stemming from ancient churches in the eastern part of the Roman Empire.
The old orthodoxy and the new orthodoxy in the study of Middle Eastern politics.
Alibi for prejudice: eastern orthodoxy, the Holocaust, and Romanian nationalism.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Counterpoints: Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Eastern Orthodoxy has a variety of expressions that range from Ethiopian to Russian.
The most striking difference between Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism is the view of the atonement and the doctrine of salvation.
Orthodoxy can learn from Evangelcialism in their zeal for the Gospel and salvation by faith apart from works.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Eastern Orthodoxy Through Western Eyes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church by Vladimir Lossky
Eastern Orthodox Christians in the United States number more than three million, a membership higher than that of some mainline Protestant denominations.
Western Christians who walk into an Eastern Orthodox church building for the first time recognize the dramatic difference between the visible forms by which Eastern and Western Christianity express themselves.
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 Amazon.ca: Books: Eastern Orthodoxy Through Western Eyes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
While using the expatriate Russian Orthodox writers of the 20th century as his main resources, he is comfortable traveling more than a millennium backwards in time to probe the roots of Orthodox theology.
Although Fairbairn is critical of what he terms the distortions of popular and nationalistic Orthodoxy, he sympathetically and carefully aims to present Eastern church history and doctrine in such a way that his Western Protestant and Roman Catholic readers can better understand their own faith.
This book is very helpful for understanding Eastern Orthodoxy, especially because Fairbairn accurately displays the fact that there are differences among those of the Orthodox Church.
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 Our Faith
The Basic Sources of the Teachings of the Eastern Orthodox Church
The Fundamental Teachings of the Eastern Orthodox Church
The Greek (Eastern) Orthodox Church and The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Of America
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 Ex Oriente lux
The one Eastern Orthodox dogma about Our Lady is the teaching of the Council of Ephesus that she is the Mother of God, giving birth to true God and true man united in the person (hypostasis) of Christ.
This is true of both Catholics of the Eastern rites and Christians not united with Rome, commonly called the Greek Orthodox.
From Eastern artists came the most ancient treasures venerated in Roman shrines… from the popular cult of the east came the custom of keeping a picture of Mary in Catholic homes.
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 Eastern Orthodoxy and "Oriental Orthodoxy"
The adjective Oriental is synonymous with the adjective Eastern.
Relying on the results achieved by past conferences and commissions which have examined the "Orthodoxy" of the Monophysites, the participants glibly concluded "that there exists full agreement on the substance of the faith of the two churches, notwithstanding the differences in terms" (p.
In contrast to our ecumenist counterparts, who—to the detriment of their fellow man—reinforce the Monophysites in their error, we traditionalists, out of love both for the Truth and for those who have deviated from it, challenge the Monophysites to accept the standard of True Orthodox Christianity.
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