What is the Orthodox Church?
The Orthodox Church is not something new conceived by the creative ingenuity of a pastor or worship committee responding to the ever-changing tastes of our society. It is not a new movement owing its existence to a dynamic religious leader or hot trend in outreach and evangelism. It is not a recently contrived worship model that promises to interest a new generation with a faith they will judge as being relevant. The Orthodox Church most definitely is not the product of a new best-selling approach to living the Christian life, promising happiness, success, and accumulated assets as evidence of God blessing one’s life. If the Orthodox Church is not all these things, then what is it?
Orthodoxy is the
The Holy Orthodox Church is the continuation of the assembly [ekklesia] founded by our Lord Jesus Christ through the guiding presence of the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, the very Holy Spirit that Jesus promised would lead His followers to all truth. The Orthodox Church is that gathering in
If the Orthodox Church is the ancient Church, then why isn’t it more visible or successful around the world? Why haven’t I heard about it?
Travel around the world (or the World Wide Web) and you will find Orthodox Christianity to be more prevalent than you thought. In fact, the Church is making dramatic recovery from the oppressive regimes of the former Soviet Union in countries like
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