What is orthodox Christian?
1.6% of Orthodox Christian is in Germany today and more than likely in Belgium and In Some otther places by Germany.
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The Church of the East. Catholicism is the Church of the West.
Answer . Orthodox Christianity is the descriptive name given to the faith and beliefs of the Orthodox Church. It is similar to other names such as Roman Catholic Christian…ity or Protestant Christianity. The name Orthodox means having the correct beliefs and the correct way to glorify God. . The Orthodox Church was founded by Jesus Himself in the year 33 AD, on the Day of Pentecost. According to Orthodox Christian beliefs, the Orthodox Church has always existed from the beginning of time (called the Church Triumphant) but the physical church on earth (called the Church Militant) was established in Jerusalem in 33 AD and continues to exist to this day without any changes to its dogmas and beliefs.
To be "an orthodox Christian" means to have the right or correct opinion about Christian doctrine. However, who is entitled to judge that? One approach is for an individual… person to decide who he or she will trust to give them the right opinion. Another approach is for an individual to independently assess what is the right opinion about any particular issue. For Catholics, orthodoxy lies in the Catholic Church itself, and in the end result, in the Pope. Catholics believe that both the Bible and tradition are authoritative. For Protestants, the Bible stands above all other authorities, and every doctrine has to be measured solely against what the Bible says. Since the Bible was not written as a doctrinal manifesto, it is necessary to read the Bible and then to form a judgement on each issue to determine what is the right opinion. This means that there is some diversity in Protestant opinions on a number of issues of Christian doctrine, while retaining a large measure of agreement around the central doctrines of the faith. There is also a very old part of the Church that describes itself as "Orthodox." So we have a Greek Orthodox Church and its daughter churches, such as the Russian Orthodox Church. In these churches there is great confidence placed in the decisions of the Ecumenical Councils, particularly the councils held at Nicea, Constantinople, Ephesus and Chalcedon, held in the fourth and fifth centuries. Catholics and most Protestants also have confidence in the decisions of these councils. There are two other main branches of this self-described "Orthodox" part of the Church. Each branch differs in its respective attitude to the councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon. On one hand, there is the Syrian Orthodox Church, and the other independent churches who are associated with it, such as the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Armenian Apostolic Church. They formally reject the decisions of the Council of Chalcedon. On the other hand, there is the Church of the East. It formally rejects the decisions of the Council of Ephesus. Yet these differences go back a long way, and relate to questions that were hotly contested at the time, even though these churches believe that the underlying issues are capable of being expressed in different (but less controversial) terms on which almost all Christians would agree.
According to Orthodox Christianity, everything that is done must be by the standards of The Bible, everything else is a sin.
Belief in and obedience to (as much as humanly possible) God's Word, the Bible
The head of the Orthodox Church is Jesus Christ, and it does not have headquarters or a global leader, like a pope. The highest authority in the Orthodox Church is an Ecumenic…al Council, or Synod of worldwide bishops. The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople is considered to be 'first among equals' in terms of being the spiritual head, but he cannot interfere in the decisions of other jurisdictions. The current spiritual leader of the world's 350 million Orthodox Christians is His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who is based in Constantinople (known today as Istanbul).
Most Orthodox churches would allow this, so long as any children are Baptized in the Orthodox Church.
Christianity began 40 days after Jesus' Resurrection. Read about it in Acts.
Answer The Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches are equally old, being the inheritors of the Church split by the Great Schism of 1054. Whether or not the former Church, now …known to some scholars as the Catholic-Orthodox Church, was the very first branch of Christianity is something still being debated by scholars. Certainly, there were Gnostic Christians from very early times, and this branch of Christianity flourished until the fourth century, when Constantine adopted the Catholic-Orthodox Church and began the persecution of Christians who did not adhere to the dogma of his Church. Some scholars talk of a 'proto-Christianity' that could have already existed at the time attributed to Jesus. The apostle Paul seems to have preached a spiritual Jesus and does not seem to have been aware of Jesus of Nazareth. He also talked of those who preached a 'different Christ', demonstrating that by the 40s and probably even earlier, there were already differences as to what Christianity really meant. Scholars are not in a position to say what was the oldest form of Christianity.
Yes, but the Non-Orthodox must be baptized into The Orthodox Church first before the Holy Sacrament of Marriage takes place.
The Orthodox Church welcomes people of all backgrounds who wish to become members of the Eastern Orthodox Church. You do not need to be Greek and you do not need to speak Gree…k to become an Orthodox Christian. You will need to speak to an Orthodox priest or bishop first, and then they will advise you about the procedures and whether a period of catechism (instruction in the Faith) is required before a baptism can take place. You should telephone and then visit an Orthodox church to begin the process.
You can marry anyone you want in America you know as long as they have a social security number.
Your question is strangely asked. The word "orthodox" is based on the Greek words "orthos" meaningright, true, straight, and "doxa" meaning praise. The word thenrefers to some…thing which is the "right idea." Those who hold to what may be called "traditional Christianity"(the faith of the early Church as described in the New Testament)are considered to be "orthodox" in their beliefs. One of the three major branches of Christianity is common describedas the "Orthodox Church" as opposed to Roman Catholic andProtestant branches.