What is Orthodoxy?

sveti_sava_i_sveti-simeonOrthodoxy (from Greek, orthos; Serbian право/pravo (“right”, “true”, “straight”) + doxa; славље/slavlje (“opinion” or “belief”, related to “to think”) is an adherence to an accepted creed (Nicene Creed/Симбол Вере).

The term means “conforming to the Christian faith as represented in the creeds of the early Church”.  The Orthodox Church is one unified Church, of 300+ million people, with various jurisdictions such as Serbian, Russian, Greek, Ukrainian, Romanian, Orthodox Church in America and etc.

It is the ancient church, and its uniqueness traces its roots back to the 1st century founding by Jesus Christ and his apostles. The Orthodox Church preserves all of the teachings and traditions, including Holy Scripture, which was held by the early Christians.  Even after 2,000 years of Christ’s birth on Earth, the Orthodox Church still believes and adheres to these ancient teachings and traditions.  Come and see the Orthodox faith!