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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Eighth Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 2645
Holy Icons Written by Timothy Ware ( Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia) 2460
Ninth Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 2617
Encyclical Letter of Saint Photius (867) Written by Saint Photius the Great 2855
Cyril and Methodius Written by Timothy Ware ( Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia) 2325
Tenth Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 2488
Baptism of Russia: The Kiev period (988-1237) Written by Timothy Ware ( Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia) 3856
Church History 3 - The Church of Imperial Byzantium (about AD 1000) Written by Timothy Ware ( Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia) 3822
Eleventh Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 2120
Great Schism Written by Timothy Ware ( Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia) 2535
Twelfth Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 2015
Thirteenth Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1585
Fourteenth Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 2376
Fifteenth Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 2167
Church History 4 - Orthodoxy Under the Ottomans (1453-1821) Written by Timothy Ware ( Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia) 3470
Moscow the third Rome Written by Timothy Ware ( Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia) 2873
Church History 5 - The Church of Russia (1448-1800) Written by Timothy Ware ( Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia) 2445
Sixteenth Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1828
Seventeenth Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1733
Synodical period (1700-1917) Written by Timothy Ware ( Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia) 2390
Eighteenth Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1287
Church History 6 - The Orthodox Churches In the 19th Century Written by Timothy Ware ( Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia) 2415
Nineteenth Century Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1669
Reply of the Orthodox Patriarchs to Pope Pius the Ninth (1848) Written by Holy Synod (1848) 2068
Reply of the Synod of Constantinople to Pope Leo XIII (1895) Written by Holy Synod (1895) 2558

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