History of the Orthodox Church

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  • Catholic Church Comparison

    000 Christian organizations (Jacobsen 7). I attended a mass at St. John 's Catholic Church and a service at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, and the similarities and differences that I observed were extremely intriguing. Both services recite similar prayers, like the Nicene Creed and Our Father, and they celebrate the Eucharist during mass. While the Orthodox Church is demographically Greek, the Catholic Church represents a large white population, and they both show incredible hospitality toward newcomers. The Orthodox Church is dome-shaped and houses many paintings, but the Catholic Church is a cathedral design with statues of saints scattered about. The content of both…

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  • The Roman Catholic Church And The Eastern Orthodox Church

    matters to those that did not follow Christ. There were several icons that were used everywhere throughout the world, but then a vital discrepancy appeared. There was a huge conflict between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. While both the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church brought up valid points, the Eastern Orthodox Church had a stronger argument. Before looking at the dispute over icons, one must first…

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  • Religion In North America Essay

    are similar in many ways and different in many as well. The four main traditions are: Catholic, Protestant, Pentecostal, and Orthodox. Of these four major traditions Catholic makes up the most at 50 percent while Protestant and Pentecostal are both 20 percent each and the last 10 percent being orthodox. These four big traditions of Christianity are all part of one family tree. Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism share common roots in the church of the old Christian Roman Empire and have…

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  • Christian Persecution In Russia

    Persecution of Christians is very common in Russia. Russia was for a long time a communist state and anyone who thought that the Orthodox church wasn’t the only religion was imprisoned. Russia has many historical times and moments in it’s history but what caught my sight was the persecution of Christians. In this research paper I want to talk about how they were treated, what happened to some of the Christians imprisoned and what it was like being a Christian during the times of communism in…

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  • East-West Schism Analysis

    churches, are as distant from each other as they claim to be. Though highly controversial among modern-day Christians, the Western Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches are more similar in doctrine and beliefs than they are different in practice. In 1054, the Great Schism, or the East-West Schism, permanently separated the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Western Papacy. At that time, Pope Leo IX and Patriarch…

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  • Case Study: The Eastern Orthodox Church

    The Eastern Orthodox Church is the second largest Christian church and one of the oldest religious institutions in the world. The Eastern Orthodox Church teaches that it is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church established by Jesus Christ in his Great Commission to the apostles. It practices what it understands to be the original Christian faith and maintains the sacred tradition passed down from the apostles. Although, the U.S is a secular country, it still protects freedom of religion,…

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  • Orthodox Churches Vs Catholic Church Essay

    Catholic and Orthodox churches dominate the religious beliefs of today, their beginnings were set in an important period and they were both powerful and accomplished. Society between these two, was supported by their community. Respectably, society in these churches are comprised of their beliefs, services, government, literature, icons, and clergy. As religion is at the center of every community, the Catholic and Orthodox churches held fast to their beliefs. Roman Catholics and Orthodox…

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  • The Importance Of Divorce And Remarriage In The Eastern Orthodox Church

    In the Catholic Church, one learns that divorced members of the Church who remarry, without the previous marriage being annulled, are forbidden to participate sacramentally in the Church, including participation in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and more importantly, not being able to receive the Holy Eucharist. They are also not allowed to hold positions of leadership in the parish or public ministerial roles such as Eucharistic Minister or Lector. Because of this exclusion and ostracization,…

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  • Polytheism In Greece

    However, polytheism is seen as a cult following (Nardo 46) whereas, the church is viewed as a religion (History in Dispute 47). Polytheism had a strong government influence, as did the church but the church was suppressed by the government. Both methods of worship were similar, despite Christianity’s underground practices. Polytheism and Christianity defined the country and helped to bring a sense of community to their followers that made the country a…

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  • My Greek Heritage Essay

    “If you don’t know your history, you don’t know yourself” (Samuel). I am not as familiar with my heritage as I would like to be. I feel as if I have done myself a disservice by not taking the time to learn more about where I came from and the experiences of my ancestors that helped shape who I am today. My father’s side of the family originates from Greece, Norway and Germany. My mother’s side originates from Germany and Norway. Even though I am more German and Norwegian than Greek, there has…

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