When The Greek Orthodox Church was written, approximately 126 million people were a part of the church it describes. In spite of that, leaders of the church felt that they were not understood by their Christian brothers and sisters, and their particular beliefs were not known by the Christian body of believers. There was a common misconception that the Greek Orthodox Church held partly Roman and partly Reformed or Protestant beliefs, rather than viewing the church as having its own distinct views and practices.
Driven by the spirit of communion, the goal of this work was to establish understanding between all Christians, but especially between the Greek Orthodox Church and the Church of England. The text covers the history of the Greek Orthodox Church, the people who are a part of it and the practices they follow, as well as the common faith which this massive church shares with all of Christianity. The Greek Orthodox Church provides a much-needed overview while illuminating the fascinating story behind this significant church.
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- Presents the history of the Greek Orthodox Church
- Describes the organizational structure of the church and its practices
- Explains what sets the Greek Orthodox Church apart in doctrine and worship
Praise for the Print Edition
This little volume is a good summary of the history, doctrine, and worship of the Greek Church. The author, who has lived in England for years, has learned to know just what the clergy and laity of our communion want to be told about this church . . . All the essentials are given; and the author fully accomplishes his purpose of introducing us to our great sister, more and more of whose children are constantly coming to our shores.
—The New American Church Monthly
If every vestryman would master the knowledge in this tiny volume, our Commission on Faith and Order would have no fear of home support.
—Anglican Theological Review
His deep-rooted love for, and devotion to, the Orthodox Church, his insistence on historical truth and accuracy, and, finally, the polished style of writing are characteristic of the author’s present work, as of all his works.
—Germanos Strenopoulos, the Metropolitan of Thyateira
- Title: The Greek Orthodox Church
- Author: Constantine Callinicos
- Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
- Publication Date: 1918
- Pages: 75
About the Author
Constantine Callinicos was an author and the vicar of the Greek Church in Machester. He wrote a commentary on Psalms, for which he received the rare title, “Great Oeconomos of the Great Church.”