New life, Church History


Salvation History - New Life, Church History.

The Church's history records the progress of Christ's work throughout the course of the human experience. History in Orthodoxy has a theological importance because of the incarnation of Jesus Christ, that just as God chose to become a physical, living, breathing human being, he also chooses to work in and through human history to bring about salvation. Thus, the Church's history becomes a sacred history, not in the same sense as the Biblical history which forms the salvation story itself, but rather as a record of the continued effects of the salvation story in the experience of man.

In the Scriptures the Church is called the Body of Christ (Rom 12; 1 Cor 10, 12; Col 1) and the Bride of Christ (Eph 5; Rev 21). It is likened as well to God's living Temple (Eph 2; 1 Pet 2) and is called "the pillar and bulwark of Truth" (1 Tim 3:15)


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Descent of the Holy Spirit Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 3166
The Royal Ministry of Christ in His Church Written by Archbishop Dmitri 2703
Life of the First Christians Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 2431
Church History 1 - The Apostolic Church Written by Timothy Ware ( Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia) 5580
Persecution of the Christians by the Jews. The First Martyr St. Stephen Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 2560
Conversion of Saul Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 2613
Dormition of the Mother of God Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 3626
Apostolic Council in Jerusalem Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 3572
Revelation to St John Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 2329
Preaching Labors of the Apostles Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 2518
Lives of the Apostles Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 3378
First Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 2807
Worldwide Persecution of Christians - Destruction of Jerusalem Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 2715
Second Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 3085
Third Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 2711
End of Persecutions - Finding of the Cross Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 2735
Fourth Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 2642
Church History 2 - The Establishment of the Imperial Church (312 AD) Written by Timothy Ware ( Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia) 7471
New Enemies of Christianity Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 3338
Ecumenical Councils Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 3355
Fifth Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 2813
A Brief History of the Irish Orthodox Church Written by Monk Nicodemus 2131
Historical Background of the Council Chalcedon Written by Fr. Alexander Schmemann 2854
Sixth Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 3252
Seventh Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 2681

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