II Church History
In order to understand why the faith and practices of the Orthodox Church are so vastly different from those of most Western Christian denominations, it is important to look at the beginnings of the Church and her development throughout the centuries.
A. The Church: the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, Foretaste of the Kingdom
VIDEO – A History of Orthodox Christianity: Beginnings
B. The History of the Early Church
VIDEO – A History of Orthodox Christianity: Byzantium
C. Where did all These Churches Come From?
VIDEO – A History of Orthodox Christianity: A Hidden Treasure
The life of the Orthodox Church perpetuates and fulfills the ministry of Jesus Christ. The close association between Christ and His Church is reflected in the images from the Scriptures which declare that Christ is the Head and the Church is His Body, and that Christ is the Bridegroom and the Church is His bride. Learn more»