Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

Joy of all the Sorrowful - Mays Landing, NJ (f. 1966)

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 2168
The Royal Ministry of Christ in His Church Written by Archbishop Dmitri 1696
Life of the First Christians Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 1527
Church History 1 - The Apostolic Church Written by Timothy Ware ( Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia) 3154
Persecution of the Christians by the Jews. The First Martyr St. Stephen Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 1570
Conversion of Saul Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 1705
Dormition of the Mother of God Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 2256
Apostolic Council in Jerusalem Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 2395
Revelation to St John Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1220
Preaching Labors of the Apostles Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 1551
Lives of the Apostles Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 1927
First Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1897
Worldwide Persecution of Christians - Destruction of Jerusalem Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 1675
Second Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1953
Third Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1623
End of Persecutions - Finding of the Cross Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 1800
Fourth Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1639
Church History 2 - The Establishment of the Imperial Church (312 AD) Written by Timothy Ware ( Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia) 4355
New Enemies of Christianity Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 2183
Ecumenical Councils Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 1983
Fifth Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1606
A Brief History of the Irish Orthodox Church Written by Monk Nicodemus 1145
Historical Background of the Council Chalcedon Written by Fr. Alexander Schmemann 1745
Sixth Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 2156
Seventh Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1710

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