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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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Russian Bishops and Church Reform in 1905 Written by Fr. John Meyendorff 1585
1st All-American Sobor (1907) Written by Alexis Liberovsky 891
Twentieth Century: 1900 - 1925 Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1117
2nd All-American Sobor (1919) Written by Alexis Liberovsky 765
Twentieth Century (Greeks and Arabs), (Western Orthodoxy) Written by Timothy Ware ( Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia) 1693
3rd All-American Sobor (1922) Written by Alexis Liberovsky 882
History of the Russian Church Written by ( Orthodoxy in Russia ) 4576
4th All-American Sobor (1924) Written by Site Administrator 825
Twentieth Century: 1925 - 1950 Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 679
5th All-American Sobor (1934) Written by Alexis Liberovsky 795
6th All-American Sobor (1937) Written by Alexis Liberovsky 782
History of the Orthodox Church in America Written by Fr. John Matusiak 3378
Church History 7 - The Orthodox Church Since WWI Written by Timothy Ware ( Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia) 2657
7th All-American Sobor (1946) Written by Alexis Liberovsky 830
8th All-American Sobor (1950) Written by Alexis Liberovsky 773
Twentieth Century: 1950 - 1973 Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1314
9th All-American Sobor (1955) Written by Alexis Liberovsky 792
10th All-American Sobor (1959) Written by Alexis Liberovsky 819
Road to Autocephaly 1963-1970 Written by Dr. Constantine H. Kallaur 917
Fr John Meyendorff and the Autocephaly of the OCA Written by Dr. Paul Meyendorff 1064
Brief History of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey Written by Mary Ann Bulko 1644
11th All-American Sobor (1963) Written by Alexis Liberovsky 764
Modern Theological Developments Written by Timothy Ware ( Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia) 1591
12th All-American Sobor (1965) Written by Alexis Liberovsky 876
13th All-American Sobor (1967) Written by Alexis Liberovsky 950

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