8 Facts About Eastern Orthodox Church

1. The Eastern Orthodox Church was allowed by the State to levy taxes on the peasants.

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2. The Eastern Orthodox Church has defined what Scripture is; it interprets what its meaning is.

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3. That is a title the Eastern Orthodox Church reserves for Christ, as supported in the scriptures themselves, most explicitly in the first chapter of the gospel of John.

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4. The Eastern Orthodox Church teaches that everyone, being born in God's image, is called to theosis, fulfillment of the image in likeness to God.

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5. The Eastern Orthodox Church considers Jesus Christ to be the head of the Church and the Church to be his body.

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6. The Eastern Orthodox Church is a fellowship of "autocephalous" Churches, with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople being the only autocephalous head who holds the title primus inter pares, meaning "first among equals" in Latin.

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7. The term Catholicity of the Eastern Orthodox Church is used in its original sense, as a designation for the Universality of the Church, centered around Christ.

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8. The official name of the Eastern Orthodox Church is the "Orthodox Catholic Church".

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