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Orthodox Church History

The Ancient Church is the Orthodox Church. The history of The Church is intertwined with Holy Scripture, Holy Tradition and the lives of the Saints, Martyrs and Fathers of the Ancient Church. The following links are well supplied with articles and audio lectures for your further study of Our Lord's Bride, His Church.


The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is Orthodox, but not Jewish. It is Catholic, but not Roman. It isn't non-denominational - it is pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost over 2000 years ago. The Church exists to worship the Holy Trinity, to preach the Gospel to our community, and to transfigure the lives of her children into the likeness of Jesus Christ.

Orthodox Church History: Dr. Jeffrey Macdonald was formerly the professor of Church History of St. Herman's Orthodox Theological Seminary in Kodiak, Alaska. He converted to Orthodoxy while studying teh history of the early Church at Wheaton College in Illinois where he completed a B.A. in Bilblical Studies and Archeaology in 1978. He received a Master of Divinity degree in 1982 from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. He continues to lecture on church history at St. John the Forerummer Orthodox Church in Cedar Park, Texas. There are 33 recordings from his lectures available for download.


A Time Line of Church History

History of the Orthodox Church by Aristeides Papadakis, Ph.D


Excerpts from The Orthodox Church by Bishop Kallistos Ware. Chapter 1 Church History (including the seven councils and the schism).

Church Timeline