WHAT IS ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY


The Orthodox Church is the Church founded by Jesus Christ and described throughout the New Testament. All other Christian Churches and sects can be traced back historically to it. The word Orthodox literally means "straight teaching" or "straight worship," being derived from two Greek words: orthos, "straight," and doxa, "teach¬ing" or "worship." As the encroachments of false teaching and division multiplied in early Christian times, threatening to obscure the identity and purity of the Church, the term "Orthodox" quite logically came to be applied to it. The Orthodox Church carefully guards the truth against all error and schism, both to protect its flock and to glorify Christ, whose Body the Church is. *Source: www.antiochian.org

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ABOUT ST. JOHN


Blessed Is Our God!

St. John was a parish priest in Kronstadt, Russia, and during his pastoral life he wrote a book called "My Life In Christ". This famous spiritually rewarding book is not only read by bishops, and priest, as well as the monastics, but also by laymen who are seeking to find their lives in Christ our Lord

A poem written by St. John of Kronstadt:

The heart can change several times in one moment
to good or evil,
to faith or unbelief,
to simplicity or cunning,
to love or hatred,
to benevolence or envy,
to generosity or avarice,
O, what inconstancy!
O, how many dangers!
O, how sober and watchful we must be!

Holy Saint John, Pray Unto GOD For Us! GLORY BE TO GOD FOR ALL THINGS!