Orthodox Church

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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, and Eastern Orthodox Christians are free to practice their religious ritual. Part of this is the building and construction of Eastern Orthodox churches, in addition to forming parishes that can enhance the Eastern Orthodox community in the American materialistic…

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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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  • 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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  • The Practice Of Symbolism In The Armenian Orthodox Church

    front of the church door and waiting till the priest has come and asked the god mother and father on behalf of the baby being baptised. The priest will ask the God mother and father “on behalf of the baby (name of the baby) do you reject Satan, do you believe Jesus is the son of God and do you follow Jesus teachings in life (commandments etc). Once that has been done the God Father and God mother will take the baby towards the priest. The God mother will undress the baby and the God father will…

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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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  • Eastern Culture

    Here it is Professor, and sorry about the confusion. "Also, of the 5,000 of the Russian community, the most popular religion to follow are the Russian Orthodox Church, Islam, or Christianity."—Of the 5,000 religious Russian community, they are either part of the Russian Orthodox Church, Islam, or Christianity community. About the Culture The Eastern culture that I chose for this week’s assignment is the Russian culture. Geographically, Russia is the largest country in the world. About…

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  • Before Marriage Is A Blessing The Coptic Orthodox Church

    “ Wait until Marriage, Don’t have sex till you 're married!” Growing up in church and Christian families, these things have been drilled into our brains at every youth meeting and retreats. People were made to be sexual beings, equipped for holding and making more eras of human life. However, after the sin committed by Adam and Eve, God 's creation was damaged and then, individuals have been abusing God 's endowment of sexuality. In past times, sexuality was criticized and frowned upon before…

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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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  • The Russian Orthodox Church In George Orwell's Animal Farm

    The Russian Orthodox church had a small but definite role in the Russian revolution. In the novel Animal Farm, by George Orwell, Moses resembles the Orthodox church. Just like in the Orthodox church, Moses has a small role in the Novel, but both are still important and necessary for the overall story and place in history. Before the revolution, Russia has a great history with the church. According to a 2007 article, many years before the war, the church was in a state of flourishment in the…

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