Church History

In the Church, the past is contemporary; and that which is present remains so on account of the living past, since the God-man Christ Who is 'the same yesterday, today and forever' (Heb. 13:8), continuously lives in His divine-human body by means of the same truth, the same holiness, the same goodness, the same life and establishes the past in the present. Thus, to a living Orthodox understanding and conscience, all the members of the Church, from the Holy Apostles to those who have recently fallen asleep, are contemporary since they continuously live in Christ. Further, today in every true Orthodox individual one can find all the Holy Apostles, Martyrs, and holy Fathers. For the Orthodox Christian these are more real than many of his contemporaries.  - St. Justin Popovich

Links From Orthodox Sources

History of the Orthodox Church - The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Raska & Prizren

History of the Orthodox Church - The Greek Orthodox Diocese of America

 A Timeline of Church History -The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese 

Excerpts From The Orthodox Church - By Bishop Kallistos Ware, Part 1 - Church History 

Bible & Church History - From the Rainbow Series on the Orthodox Faith, the Orthodox Church in America

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