This volume provides a brief overview of Orthodoxy. Father Marc Dunaway offers a valuable resource as he outlines the history of the Christian Church, with concise explanations and helpful at-a-glance timelines. He includes the age of persecution, the age of councils, the Great Schism, the Protestant Reformation, and more. A perfect introduction for those unfamiliar with the Orthodox Church, it also makes a handy reference work.
“It is the oldest Church in Christianity, with its biblical worship, its historic way of life, and a continuity which reaches all the way back to the early Church of the Book of Acts. In fact, Orthodox Christianity is not just a ‘branch’ of the Church, but the very trunk, the original Christian Church.” (Page 6)
“The second thing the Orthodox Church has done is to preserve unchanged the original Faith of the Church, the Faith of the Apostles, of the martyrs, and of the Seven Ecumenical Councils.” (Page 18)
“Arius began to teach in Egypt: ‘There once was a time when the Son of God did not exist!’” (Page 10)
“Without agreement as to what was the full and original Faith of the Church, unity of belief and practice was never again realized. Instead, even greater division occurred.” (Page 15)
“Under Lenin and Stalin, more than twenty million Orthodox Christians in Russia were killed for their belief in Jesus Christ.” (Page 18)
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