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  Eastern Orthodox Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The present-day influence of the Eastern Orthodox Church encompasses the territories associated with the former Byzantine and Russian empires: Eastern Europe, Asia (Russia/Siberia), and parts of the Middle East and Africa.
The Orthodox believe she was assumed into heaven bodily; however, unlike in the Roman Catholic Church, it is not a dogmatic prescription and the holy day is usually referred to as the Feast of the Dormition, not that of the Assumption.
Oriental Orthodox are also sometimes referred to as "monophysites", "non-Chalcedonians", or "anti-Chalcedonians", although today the Oriental Orthodox Church denies that it is monophysite and prefers the term "miaphysite", to denote the "joined" nature of Jesus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eastern_Orthodoxy   (9681 words)

 Orthodox Eastern Church. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 churches of Finland and of Poland, founded after World War I, lost most of their members when the eastern sections of the countries were repossessed by the Soviet Union in World War II.
www.bartleby.com /65/or/Orthodox.html   (1768 words)

 African Orthodox Church Archives
Jacobus Alexander was the grandson of D.W. Alexander and a priest in the African Orthodox Church.
Hlong was the archdeacon in the African Orthodox Church in Mafeteng, Lesotho.
Arch-deacon Poyah was a deacon in the African Orthodox Church in Bulawayo, Rhodesia.
www.pitts.emory.edu /Archives/text/rg005.html   (6953 words)

 The Orthodox C h u r c h
The Church of Constantinople was founded by St. Andrew, the Church of Alexandria by St. Mark, the Church of Antioch by St. Paul, the Church of Jerusalem by Sts.
Throughout her history, the Orthodox Church has exercised discipline when it is needed, with compassion, always to help bring a needed change of heart and to aid God's people to live pure and holy lives, never as a punishment.
This is the Orthodox Church - the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.
www.fatheralexander.org /booklets/english/catechism_ext.htm   (7669 words)

 Finnish Orthodox Church — Virtual Finland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow, confirmed the autonomy of the Orthodox Church of Finland in 1921.
The Church has a high degree of independence in internal matters, and it is free to organize its affairs within the bounds of the law of the land, provided that such arrangements do not conflict with the accepted Orthodox traditions.
It is particularly important for the Church that it has a warm and confident relationship with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and its historical mother church, the Orthodox Church of Russia.
virtual.finland.fi /netcomm/news/showarticle.asp?intNWSAID=25813   (1937 words)

 Orthodox church
The Orthodox said that the Holy Spirit proceeds "from the Father"; the Catholics said the Holy Spirit proceeds "from the Father and from the Son" (Filioque)...
The Orthodox do not have a central authority, no one even claims to be the successor of "Peter", with the immense authority given to him, and only to him and his successors!, by Jesus in Matt.16, Jn.21, Acts.1-9...
is celebrated in the churches of the Orthodox tradition as the feast of the "Triumph of Orthodoxy".
religion-cults.com /Christianity/Orthodox/Branch-C-Orthodox.htm   (2985 words)

 Orthodox Church in Africa
The Orthodox Church traces its beginning to an event conventionally dated to AD 33, when 120 people in an upstairs room of a house in Jerusalem experienced the power of the Holy Spirit of God in a new way.
As time passed, the churches of some important cities came to be regarded as the leading churches, and by the end of the fourth century there were five such leading churches - Rome, Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch and Jerusalem.
The largest of the Orthodox Churches is the Russian Orthodox Church under the Patriarchate of Moscow.
www.geocities.com /Athens/7734/church.htm   (1658 words)

 General Information: Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
It is an exceptionally pleasant catechism of the Orthodox Church and a treasure of Patristic wisdom.
www.orthodoxinfo.com /general   (332 words)

 Syriac Orthodox Church - A Brief Overview
The local head of the church in Malankara is the Catholicos of the East, consecrated by and accountable to the Patriarch of Antioch.
The Chief Bishop of the Syriac Orthodox Church is the Patriarch of Antioch.
The Sacraments of the Church are: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Repentance, the Priesthood, Anointing of the Sick, and Marriage.
sor.cua.edu /Intro   (3064 words)

 Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Ethiopian Orthodox church is the oldest of all Eastern Christianities (although Armenians would argue it).
Sometimes Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahedo Church is called Copic, which is due to the fact that till the early fifties the head of Ethiopian church was selected in Alexandria, Egypt and this tradition was changed under Haile Sellassie.
The great dependence of the church on the state is generally believed to be the prime cause of these defects.
sellassie.ourfamily.com /culture/church.html   (1730 words)

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.
These sixteen Churches are: (1) The four Eastern patriarchates — Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem — and the Church of Cyprus, independent since the Council of Ephesus.
They are the six national churches of Russia, Greece, Servia, Montenegro, Rumania, and Bulgaria, four independent Churches in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, namely Carlovitz, Hermannstadt, Czernovitz, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and lastly the Church of Mount Sinai, consisting of one monastery separated from Jerusalem.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11329a.htm   (536 words)

 The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
Molinar indicates clearly, that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church was and is the contributor of educational modernity to the nation of Ethiopia.
The Church abides by the formula "The one Incarnate Nature of God the Word", on which St. Cyril of Alexandria increasingly insisted, a formula which was accepted as correct by the Council of Ephesus in 431 A.D. and which, after the Council of Chalcedon, the Chalcedonian side in the East itself admitted.
It is unfair for the Church to be nicknamed "monophysite" by the faithful who accept the Chalcedonian formula of "two Natures in the one Person of Jesus Christ", because the expression used by the non-Chalcedonian side was always muiphysis, and never monophysis (mia standing for a composite unity unlike mone standing for an elemental unity).
www.eotc.faithweb.com /orth.html   (6933 words)

 St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Oak Park, Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church is a parish of the American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India.
The Church was founded by St. Thomas, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ in A.D. The parish was established on April 26, 1978, in Evanston, Illinois.
If you are looking for a church that is orthodox in doctrine, orthodox in worship, orthodox in values, come to St. Gregorios Orthodox Church in Oak Park.
www.1church.org   (187 words)

 Our Faith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Boundaries of the Church: An Orthodox Debate
The Greek (Eastern) Orthodox Church and The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Of America
The Origins and Authority of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of the Orthodox Church
www.goarch.org /access/orthodoxy   (404 words)

 Amazon.com: The Orthodox Church : Second Edition: Books: Timothy Ware   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church by Vladimir Lossky
Bishop Ware discusses the early development of the Church, the first Ecumenical Councils, the Great Schism with the Catholic Church, and the Church under the Ottoman Empire and under the Communists.
If you are interested in the Orthodox Church or want to know what they believe and why, then this is the book for you.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0140146563?v=glance   (1362 words)

 Orthodox Church News
Orthodox Church News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Pope Benedict XVI convened the College of Cardinals on Thursday for the first time since his election last year, inviting its members to share their concerns about the challenges facing the Catholic Church...
Orthodox Jews Protest the Honoring of the Mayor of Jerusalem
www.topix.net /religion/orthodox   (610 words)

 Margoneetho: Syriac Orthodox Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Like an exquisite pearl hidden in an oyster, the spiritual heritage of the Syriac Orthodox Church, one of the most ancient Christian churches, remains obscure to much of the world today.
SOR is not an "official" web Site of the Syriac Orthodox Church, but receives encouragement and support from its hierarchy.
Revised English translation of the definitive work on the literary heritage of the Syriac Orthodox Church by the eminent scholar and late Patriarch Mor Aphrem I Barsoum published by Gorgias Press.
sor.cua.edu   (265 words)

 Archdiocese of the Eastern USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Aphraim's Syriac Orthodox Church is the first in the area.
This Church enjoys the greatest prestige in the history of Christendom since it is the first Church which was established in Jerusalem out of the Apostles, Preachers and other converted Jews, and was grafted in Antioch by those
Historians declare that the survival of this Church was nothing short of a miracle.
www.syrianorthodoxchurch.org   (216 words)

 Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
New York: The Sixth Meeting of the Commissions of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and the Moscow Patriarchate is Held--February 21, 2006
Sydney-Brisbane-Melbourne: Representatives of Metropolitan Laurus hold church meetings in the cities of Australia and speak at the Extraordinary Assembly of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand--December 23, 2005
Vevey, Switzerland: Appeal of the Conference of the Diocese of Geneva and Western Europe of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia—November 16, 2005
www.russianorthodoxchurch.ws /english   (1203 words)

 St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
New arrivals in the Parish are asked to introduce themselves to a member of the Parish Council and to leave their address.
Christians who are baptized or chrismated in the Orthodox Faith and who are prepared spiritually may come forward to receive Holy Communion.
Our Parish, the Parish of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of San Jose, California, is committed to cultivating and nurturing faith in Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as taught by the doctrines and Traditions of the Holy Orthodox Church.
www.saintnicholas.org   (337 words)

 Home Page of Orthodox Church and Bible Study Links
The Orthodox Church is the one, holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church in which resides the fullness of Christian truth.
Oriental Orthodox Churches (not part of Eastern Orthodoxy).
Religious Groups That Use 'Orthodox' in Their Names But Are Not Canonical Eastern Orthodox Churches - Links to churches that use the title “Orthodox”, many of which claim to be part of The True Church, but are not in communion with the world’s 15 autocephalous and 5 autonomous canonical Orthodox churches.
aggreen.net /orth_links/orthlink.html   (347 words)

 St. Jonah Orthodox Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A church of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad
We are an English language church of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad under the Diocese of Chicago and Detroit.
We also have some other special services for Church feasts, and have other activities -- so see our schedule of services linked on the left menu.
www.saintjonah.org   (225 words)

On behalf of the Parishioners of the Annunciation Church, welcome to our Parish.
As you explore our website, please remember that you are always welcome to join us for our services, and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, together.
I hope that you find our website helpful in understanding the Orthodox Christian faith and gives you a better glimpse of our church family.
www.orthodoxchurch.com   (75 words)

 Serbian Orthodox Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
POGROM ON All these barbarous acts by the Albanian extremists have occured in the presence of UN and the International Peace Forces (KFOR), not in the time of war but of peace
The Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church
www.serbian-church.net   (167 words)

 Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bishop Dimitrios of Xanthos to Celebrate the Groundbreaking of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center on May 5, 2006
For Orthodox Christians, Great Lent is a time when the Church enters into a period of penitence to prepare for the glory of the resurrection.
Orthodox WebBuilder - Professional web design made easy.
www.goarch.org   (313 words)

 The Ukrainian Orthodox Church USA Welcomes You!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas:
Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine:
Entire site copyright © 2006 Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.
www.uocofusa.org   (75 words)

 St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Dallas Texas
Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith, St John Damascene
Most of us are converts to the Holy Catholic, Apostolic Eastern Orthodox Christian Church and, as we have found the "Pearl of great price", we also wish to share with you here (in English and ever growing amounts of Russian) concerning our beliefs, dogmas, doctrines and way of life.
We confidently recommend our web service provider, Orthodox Internet Services: excellent personal customer service, a fast and reliable server, excellent spam filtering, and an easy to use comprehensive control panel.
www.orthodox.net   (280 words)

 The Orthodox Church in America
03/17 - Pastoral Letter from the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas [SCOBA]
Why do we fast, and from what do we fast?
Help support the work of the OCA church ministries!
www.oca.org   (261 words)

 Orthodox Church
Find a department or organization within this Archdiocese
Discover the Orthodox Church (What Orthodox Christians Believe)
The contents of this webpage are copyright © 2005 Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
www.antiochian.org   (68 words)

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