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one, undivided Church is said to have begun on the day of
Pentecost, 50 days after the Resurrection of Christ. Already
by the 4th century the term "Orthodox Christian" was used to
designate those Christians who remained faithful to the
totality of the teaching of Jesus Christ and the Apostles,
as opposed to those who were known as "heretics" who
promoted false doctrines and beliefs. [The term "orthodox"
means "correct believing" or “correct, true glory.”]. We
believe that we are the continuation of the ancient, One,
Holy, Catholic Orthodox Christian Church, and that we trace our
history back to Christ and the Apostles.
Christ loves us in
spite of our senseless behavior. He calls to us, is
always ready to respond to our cries for help and guide
our fragile steps through all the obstacles that lie in
our path. He respects us on a par with Himself. His
ultimate idea for us is to see us in eternity verily His
equals, His friends and brothers, the sons of the Father.
He strives for this, He longs for it. This is our
Christ, and as Man He sat on the right hand of the
Sophrony of Essex