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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Fest at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, which is located at 4070 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Greek Fest is significant to Tennessee because it brings the Greek Culture to our community. The Greek Orthodox Church has allowed numerous families the ability to experience their delicious food, awesome dances, unique clothing, beautiful music, and many other enjoyable activities for 36 years. I visited the festival with my dad, mom, 4-year old sister Emma, Ella Sharp, Laiken…

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    George slaying the dragon. The young maiden, possibly the princess, is also depicted in the artwork, however she is not up in the tower with her family. Instead she is down on the steps of watching as St. George is slaying the dragon, and ultimately is saving her life. The icon of St. George slaying the dragon serves the functions of Byzantium society as it would have enhanced the beauty of the church, served as a reminder of the teachings of Christian Orthodox faith, and allowed people to…

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    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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    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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    Bread is often a side dish during our everyday meals. Just about every sit down restaurant serves you bread before your meal. In our faith bread is not just a staple food that is eaten as a side to your dish. The Greek Orthodox Church uses bread for the Eucharist. The sacramental bread symbolizes Christ. Orthodox Christians receive bread during two occasions, after they receive communion, and after the dismissal. When we have accepted the offering of bread this indicates that you have offered…

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    Eastern Culture

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    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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