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


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                Orthodox Christianity, The Church

                The Church as the Body of Christ

                The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church

                We are the Church of the Early Fathers


      B.   The History of the Early Church

                VIDEO – A History of Orthodox Christianity: Byzantium

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                What is the Orthodox Church?

                Which Came First            


      C.   Where did all These Churches Come From?

                VIDEO – A History of Orthodox Christianity: A Hidden Treasure


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                The History of the Church


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