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Orthodoxy is a religious system which claims to be the true or right belief. It contrasts itself with heresy or deviation from the historical tradition of the Christian Church.

The Orthodox Church is also termed the "Eastern" "Greek or "Greco-Russian Church." A family of churches which are situated mainly in eastern Europe. Each member Church is independent in its internal administration but share the same FAITH in communion with other churches of the same tradition. All Orthodox churches acknowledge the honorary primacy of the Patriarch of Constantinople and reject the claims of the Pope. Orthodox churches are distinguished by their rich liturgical tradition and use of ikons in worship. In recent years they have experienced rapid growth in North America.

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Copyright Irving Hexham 1999