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How to become Orthodox?

How to become Orthodox?

Step One: Conversion to Christ. “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received,that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures,that

  • Step Two: Repentance. There is no salvation without repentance. One must repent of our sins,both voluntary and involuntary,of word,deed,and even thought!
  • Step Three: The Catechumenate. When one desires to become a member of the Body of Christ,a period of instruction is necessary.
  • Step Four: Entrance into the Church. Your entrance into the Church will culminate with the service of Baptism,Chrismation,and the Eucharist.
  • Step Five: Mystagogy. Finally,you will enter into a period of time which we call Mystagogy,which means ‘initiation into the Holy Mysteries.’
  • What religion is Orthodox?

    Orthodox means adhering to accepted norms and creeds – especially in religion. In Christianity, the term means “conforming to the Christian faith as represented in the creeds of the early Church.”. The Orthodox Church is one of the three main Christian groups – the others are the Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches.

    What to expect in an Orthodox Church?

    Bread: What is the difference between the consecrated&blessed bread?

  • Choir: Why are there no musical instruments?
  • Confession: Why are people lined up to “talk” with the priest?
  • Differences: How different is Orthodoxy from other Christian branches?
  • Divine Liturgy: Why is the service so long?
  • Fasting: What’s the story with fasting?
  • What are the basic beliefs of the Orthodox Church?

    A Summary of the Basic Beliefs of Orthodox Christianity Jesus and Original Sin. Like other Christian denominations, Orthodox Christianity believes in the divine nature of Jesus Christ. The Trinity. Orthodox Christians believe in the Trinity; God consists of God the father, Jesus the son and the Holy Spirit, and yet, these three parts are the same Text and Practices. Beliefs on Death and the Afterlife.