What Is The Orthodox Church

What Is The Orthodox Church

After the era of the Apostles, the Christian Churches across the Mediterranean world were united to one another. Christians all held the same doctrine and worshipped in the same way. Sadly, the unity among Christians was lost when “schisms” occurred. In the eleventh century, the western Christians of the Latin speaking church and the Greek speaking Christians of the eastern churches separated from one another. This schism was caused by disagreements regarding the role of the Bishop of Rome and a change in the West to the Nicene Creed. This split resulted in what we today commonly call the Roman Catholic Church in the West and the Orthodox Church in the East. In the 1500s, the Western Church was further divided by the Protestant Reformation. Eastern Orthodox Christians are the heirs of the ancient churches of the East such as Jerusalem, Antioch, Alexandria, Corinth and Thessalonica. These churches continue to exist to this day. The living continuity of these churches has not been broken.

What Do Orthodox Christians Believe

What Do Orthodox Christians Believe

The principal tenets of the Orthodox faith are contained in the Nicene Creed (found in the service book). Orthodox Christians believe in the Blessed Trinity, in the Divinity of Jesus Christ, in his virgin birth and His glorious resurrection. The Orthodox Church is a very traditional church in faith and worship.

Parish Contact Info:

Holy Cross Antiochian Orthodox Church
1928 142nd Ave.
Dorr, MI 49323
(616)681-0341

Parish Priest: Fr. John Hogg