5 Facts About Orthodox Church

1. 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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2. 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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3. 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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4. The term Catholicity of the Orthodox Church is used in its original sense, as a designation for the Universality of the Church, centered around Christ.

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

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