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The name Greek Orthodox Church ( Monotonic Greek : Ελληνορθόδοξη Εκκλησία, Polytonic : Ἑλληνορθόδοξη Ἑκκλησία, IPA: [elinorˈθoðoksi ekliˈsia] ) is a term referring to the body of several Churches [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] within the larger communion of Eastern Orthodox Christianity , whose liturgy is traditionally conducted in Koine Greek , [ 4 ] the original language of the New Testament , [ 5 ] [ 6 ] and which share a common Greek cultural tradition. The current territory of these Churches more or less covers the areas in the Eastern Mediterranean that used to be a part of the Byzantine Empire . Their origins lie in the ancient Christian Church, and they maintain many traditions practiced in the Ancient Church. Among these traditions are the use of incense, Liturgical Worship, Priesthood, making the sign of the cross, etc. Greek Orthodox Churches, unlike the Catholic Church, have no Bishopric head, such as a Pope, and hold the belief that Christ is the head of the Church.
The Eastern Orthodox Church , officially called the Orthodox Catholic Church [ note 1 ] and commonly referred to as the Orthodox Church , [ 7 ] is the second largest Christian Church in the world, [ 8 ] with an estimated 225–300 million adherents, [ 9 ] primarily in Eastern and Southeastern Europe and the Middle East . It is the religious denomination of the majority of the populations of Belarus , Bulgaria , Cyprus , Georgia , Greece , Macedonia , Moldova , Montenegro , Romania , Russia , Serbia , and Ukraine ; significant minority populations exist in Jordan , Israel , Lebanon and Syria . It teaches that it is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church established by Jesus Christ and his Apostles almost 2,000 years ago. The Orthodox Church is composed of several self-governing ecclesial bodies, each geographically and nationally distinct but theologically unified.
The Trisagion ( Greek : Τρισάγιον "Thrice Holy"), sometimes called by its opening line Agios O Theos or by the Latin Tersanctus , is a standard hymn of the Divine Liturgy in most of the Eastern Orthodox Churches , Oriental Orthodox Churches and Eastern Catholic Churches . In Western Christianity the Sanctus (a different formula) is used in the Mass . [ 1 ] In those Churches which use the Byzantine Rite , the Trisagion is chanted immediately before the Prokeimenon and the Epistle Reading.
Pe 23 noiembrie facem pomenirea Sfantului Antonie de la Iezeru Valcea. Schitul Sfantul Antonie de la Iezerul Valcea Schitul Iezer se afla pe teritoriul satului Cheia, orasul Olanesti, judetul Ramnicu Valcea. Asezamantul monahal de la Iezer sta in stransa legatura cu viata Sfantului Antonie de la Iezeru Valcea, care a sihastrit pe aceste meleaguri, intr-o pestera ascunsa. Schitul Iezer din Valcea este una dintre cele mai izolate sihastrii din nordul Olteniei, situata in muntele Cheia din judetul Valcea. Sfantul schimonah Antonie de la Iezeru, traitor in primele decenii ale secolului al XVIII-lea, o personalitate marcanta a vietii monahale din zona, a fost canonizat de Sfantul Sinod al Bisericii Ortodoxe Romane in iunie 1992.
Orthodox icon of nine orders of angels. For other angelic hierarchies, see Hierarchy of angels . The most influential Christian angelic hierarchy was that put forward by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite in the 4th or 5th century in his book De Coelesti Hierarchia ( The Celestial Hierarchy ).
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is the list of the members of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church , depicting also the organization of the church. [ edit ] Members
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