Greek Orthodox Church Archdiocese of America

Christians of the Eastern Churches call themselves Orthodox. This description comes to us from the fifth century and has two meanings which are closely related. The first definition means true teaching. The Orthodox Church believes that she has maintained and handed down the Christian faith, free from error and distortion from the days of the Apostles. The second definition, which is actually the more preferred, means true praise. To bless, praise, and glorify God Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--is the fundamental purpose of the Church. All her activities, even her doctrinal formulations, are directed toward this goal.

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Internet Resources
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Instruction: Teaching Tools; Informal / Lifelong Learning
Grade 9-Lifelong
Teacher / Faculty, Student / Learner, Parent / Informal Education
Religious Origin:
Non-Adventist Christian