Return to What We Believe

About Orthodoxy

Ancient Icon of the Theotokos of the Sign

The Orthodox Church is the original Christian Church, the Church founded by our Lord Jesus Christ and described in the pages of the New Testament scriptures. Her history can be traced in unbroken continuity all the way back to Christ and His Apostles.

What on Earth is the Orthodox Church?

The Orthodox Church is Evangelical, but not Protestant. It is Orthodox, but not Jewish. It is Catholic, but not Roman. It isn’t non-denominational – it is pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Feast of Pentecost nearly 2000 years ago.

The Orthodox Church is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church in which resides the fullness [“catholicity”] of Christian Truth. It is Holy because its head, the Lord Jesus Christ, is holy and has made it the unique vehicle of sanctification; it is Catholic because it knows no limitation of time or place and encompasses within itself the entirety of Christ’s Church; and it is Apostolic because it alone has maintained, with unbroken continuity and without any alteration, the faith of the Apostles through the ages.

You will find the deeper, authentic spiritual life you are looking for in the splendid and moving worship of the Orthodox Christian Church.

Discover Historic Christianity

Discover Orthodox Christianity
Orthodox Wiki
Get to Know the Original
Orthodox Christian Information Center