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« on: July 03, 2009, 01:31:32 PM »

The Orthodox Church is the one true Catholic, Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Orthodox Church has maintained the right Apostolic succession without any breakage.

Orthodox Church has the large number of Martyrs who have given their life for Jesus Christ.

Millions of Orthodox Christians lost their lives during the attack of the Muslim warriors in Middle East, Asia Minor and Syria.

It was all Orthodox Christians who scarified lives for the Roman Crusade at different periods in the History.

In the modern century the Muslim Terrorist and Communist the rulers have killed millions of Orthodox Christians. Hence the historians call Orthodox Church as the “Church of Martyrs”.

Orthodox Church is the Church of great writer and theologians. Koorilos of Alexandria, St.Basil the Great, St.Jerome, St.Gregorious of Nessia, St.Augustine, St.Apreme. In the Modern age there are people like Deskeyovesky, Paulose Mar Gregorious and so on.

Orthodox Church is the only Church that upholds and strongly follows the teachings of the Holy Apostles and that of the holy Church Fathers. Orthodox Church is the right New Testament Church founded by Jesus Christ and His Apostles. Priesthood, Apostolic Succession, Transubstantiation, Seven important Sacraments based Church life, real presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Communion, prayers for the departed, intercession of the Saints etc are the core elements of the Orthodox faith.

The term Orthodox means right worship.

Jesus Christ is worshipped as God and One among the Holy trinity. Such worshippers were called Orthodox by the Niche Synod.

Orthodox Church uses the worship style prepared by the Apostles. The base has been prepared by St.James who as the first Episcopa of Jerusalem and the brother of Jesus Christ.

The Holy Bible is being reflected in the Orthodox worship. Orthodox Christians Sing and worship just like the early Jews and Christians. As mentioned in the Holy Bible Orthodox Christians uses the same style of worship that take place in Heaven.

True Christian values have not gone out of the Orthodox Church.

Orthodox Church strongly condemns premarital and extra marital relationship. Orthodoxy argues people to glorify their sexual life through fasting. Orthodox Church has taken strong stand against same sex marriage, lesbianism and homo sexuality. Orthodoxy teaches these elements to be sinful.

Orthodox Church does not recognize or accept divorce. But if a person gets divorce due to personal limitation, the Orthodox Church argues him/her to remarry and it must be a ceremony of confession.

Orthodox Church is strongly against divorce. Didache, a book written in the first century states that abortion is equal to killing.

It is the duty of the Church to protect and look after the poor and the down rodent, teach the Orthodox Church.

An Orthodox Christian may choose right or left in politics. But when it comes to values taught by the Holy Bible and the Early Church fathers, Orthodox Christians will strongly rely on God’s desire and nothing else.

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Rt Rev Chorbishop Dr Kyriakose Thottupurm of Chicago (Director-OBL)

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