Who is Jesus Christ? Is He a human or a divine being? Does it matter what we believe about Him? We have an obligation to defend the truths of our faith.
Before there were Protestants, before the Roman Catholic Church began innovating, there weren’t denominations; there was just the Church. That early Church hasn’t gone anywhere. It’s still around, and it’s[…]
Centuries before our Savior was born, the prophets of the Old Testament, inspired by the Spirit of God, saw and proclaimed His Birth. David (1,000 B.C.), Micah and Isaiah (800-700 B.C.) wrote the first Christmas hymns before the birth of the Lord.
From The Rudder, compiled by St. Nikodemos. It is not necessary to anoint the holy icons with myron (or chrism oil), nor to have them sanctified…
The Orthodox Christian life is about living to the glory of God. It is not an “irrational exuberance” and crusading for saving souls. It is doing for His glory what God has given us to do.
A Simplified Timeline of Church History
The Orthodox Church is the true Church founded by our Lord Jesus Christ. The Orthodox Church of today traces her history back to the New Testament Church in an unbroken continuity. The Apostles, as our Lord commanded, preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ and founded churches in the entire then-known world. Under the direction of the Apostles and their successors, whom they appointed to carry on their mission, the Orthodox Church grew and expanded. In all the cities and towns where the Apostles traveled, they appointed bishops to continue to minister to the faithful, before leaving on their missionary journeys. As the Church continued to grow, the bishops in turn appointed priests and deacons to help them with their flock.