The Church is the group of people in whom the energy of salvation, the "Kingdom", dwell, changing their nature of sin, if they confess Jesus Christ, into a nature of Glory. This Divine Energy, which is God Himself, acts from inside these people.
Today's Epistle Reading matches well with this.
The Reading is from St. John's First Universal Letter 4:12-19
NO MAN has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his own Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. In this is love perfected with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and he who fears is not perfected in love. We love, because he first loved us.
Clearly people of all nations have this potential to shine and not just Orthodox? Forgive me if I am wrong but how can we know that Jesus will judge people in the same manner that a Bishop of the Church does. And which Bishop for that matter?
Is it not more important that we have Faith in Christ and imitate Him with love for one another than "be bad" in the "correct" denomination of Church? If the bad (those without Faith) within the Church will be vomitted out, won't the children of God in other flocks also be accepted into the Church on the day of Judgement?
Anyway, I think that ecclesiologies that tend to identify the Church with the "good" people only have missed an important aspect of what our Lord Jesus Christ came to do. Likewise, bishopocentric ecclesiologies err on the excessive focus on one important, but one only, element of the Church.
I believe bishopocentric and salvation by works (good people) is the same religion. This Roman Catholicism is considered heresy by the Orthodox Churches.
An Old Calendarist is not in communion with the Orthodox Church. Does a calendar make so much difference to God?