|About Orthodoxy||Becoming Orthodox|
The Orthodox Church was founded by our Lord Jesus Christ and is
the living manifestation of His presence in the history of the
mankind. The most conspicuous characteristics of Orthodoxy are
its rich liturgical life and its faithfulness to the apostolic
tradition. It is believed by Orthodox Christians that their
Church has preserved the tradition and continuity of the ancient
Church in its fullness compared to other Christian denominations
which have departed from the common tradition of the Church of
the first 10 centuries. Today Orthodox Church numbers
approximately 300 million Christians who follow the faith and
practices that were defined by the first seven ecumenical
councils. The word orthodox ("right belief and right glory") has
traditionally been used, in the Greek-speaking Christian world,
to designate communities, or individuals, who preserved the true
faith (as defined by those councils), as opposed to those who
were declared heretical. The official designation of the church
in its liturgical and canonical texts is "the Orthodox Catholic
Church" (gr. catholicos = universal).
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|Publications on Orthodoxy|
One of the most recognized publications on the Orthodox Faith
was written by the Very Reverand Father Thomas Hopko.
The Orthodox Faith series is intended to provide basic,
comprehensive information on the faith and the life of the
Orthodox Church for the average reader.
More on this publication can be found at this link.