The Orthodox Churches

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Christians in North America are often unaware of one of the largest and most devoted segments of the Christian church, the Orthodox churches. During the first few centuries a. d. , the church remained largely unified. But eventually, a variety of doctrinal and political disputes led to the separation of the church into roughly two main divisions, East and West. The following article traces the history of the Eastern church.

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