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
Andrew the General & Martyr & his 2,593 soldiers; Holy Martyrs Timothy, Agapius and Thecla; Theophanes the New Wonderworker of Macedonia; Afterfeast of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary; Eutychianos and Strategios the Martyrs