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so the churches of the bible are orthodox churches?

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landmarksofourfathers:

Yes.

And they still exist to this day. Antioch, Rome, Jerusalem, Ephesus, and throughout the years down to Constantinople, Kiev, Moscow, etc.

The early Church, the Church of the Apostles, is the Eastern Orthodox Church.

(Source: tree-dom)

pdlcomics:

Mother

pdlcomics:

Mother

Let the demons howl, as they are now struck down by the valiant deeds of the martyrs now manifest in you.

- St Basil the Great, Homily on Barlaam the Martyr

Orthodoxy isn't biblical. Go back to Calvinism.

Anonymous

landmarksofourfathers:

Where are your Bishops? What are the unwritten traditions of the Apostles? Where is your oil for Unction? Where are your hymns and writings from the early Church till now? Where are your Creeds? Where are your liturgical rubrics? How do you know how to baptize? Where is the rest of your Canon? How did you even get your Canon (or rather which Canon)? How does one receive the Holy Spirit? Where is the Church who is the “pillar and ground of the Truth”? 

The faith that established the universe was not concocted in the middle ages in Europe, but rather from Eden to Golgotha, from Golgotha to the four corners of the world, the faith has been delivered once for all to the saints and the Fathers and the martyrs and I cannot abandon the reality of the Church that Christ founded. 

I love you, but no thank you. This is my home. I cannot and will not leave. I don’t want to. If you want to discuss this privately, I’ll be happy to. 

Have a great Monday. 

Let us understand that God is a physician, and that suffering is a medicine for salvation.

- St. Augustine (via kvtes)

(Source: grayskyzandrain)

gloriousearth:

The wooden church at Ganina Jama near Yekaterinburg, Russia  
 The wooden church at Ganina Jama near Yekaterinburg, Russia (by FarmerJohnn). 
 Source:  http://visitheworld.tumblr.com/post/35998025086/the-wooden-church-at-ganina-jama-near

gloriousearth:

The wooden church at Ganina Jama near Yekaterinburg, Russia
The wooden church at Ganina Jama near Yekaterinburg, Russia (by FarmerJohnn).
Source: http://visitheworld.tumblr.com/post/35998025086/the-wooden-church-at-ganina-jama-near

racheldotgov:

checkmate, science side of tumblr 

racheldotgov:

checkmate, science side of tumblr 

What is the origin of the threefold [immersion in] baptism? Whence praying facing the East? Whence the tradition of the mysteries? Therefore the divine Apostle says, “So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by our letters.” Since many such things have been handed down in unwritten form in the Church and preserved up to now, why do you split hairs over the images?

- St John of Damascus, On the Divine Images

And God ordered twelve stones to be taken from the Jordan, and he gave the reason; for he said, “so that, when your son asks you, what are these stones? you shall relate how the water of the Jordan failed at the divine command, and the ark of the Lord and all the people passed over.” How therefore shall we not depict in images what Christ our God endured for our salvation and His miracles, so that, when my son asks me, what is this? I shall say that God the Word became human and through Him not only did Israel cross over the Jordan, but our whole nature was restored to ancient blessedness, through which that nature has ascended from the lowest parts of the earth beyond every principality and is seated on the very throne of the Father.

- St John of Damascus, On the Divine Images

littlestein:

tblaberge:

I kissed dating goodbye, but dating was all confused because it didn’t know who I was.

I went to jail.

Hahahhahahah

In the temple, in it’s arrangements and parts, in the icons, in the Divine Services, with the reading of the Holy Scriptures, the rites, the entire Old Testament, New Testament and the Church history, the whole Divine ordering of the salvation of mankind is emblematically traced, as upon a chart, in figures and in general outlines. Grand is the spectacle of the Divine Services of our Orthodox Church for those who understand it, who penetrate into it’s essence, it’s spirit, it’s signification, it’s sense.

- St. John of Kronstadt (via orthodoxthoughts)

No one should lose heart under the pretext that the precepts of the Gospel are too difficult or impossible of fulfillment. God wishes man to be saved, and the purpose of His commandments is not to make him an offender by reason of their difficulty. No! God’s purpose is to reward us both here and hereafter for the keeping of His holy laws.

- St. John Chrysostom (via heroinscarlet)

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David Horsey

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David Horsey