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  1. Eastern (Greek) Orthodoxy April 2003

  2. Patriarchs Original – Constantinople Alexandria Antioch Jerusalem Rome – till 1054 (680)

  3. Patriarchs National – from Mission Churches Russian Serbian Romanian Bulgarian Georgian

  4. Episcopal in Order Patriarchates are equal in a Council Cyprus Church is “Autocephalous” (Independent) though not a Patriarchate

  5. Branches in the USA Albanian Bulgarian Carpatho- Russian Greek Serbian Ukrainian Syrian Romanian Russian

  6. Authority The Bible Holy Tradition First 7 Ecumenical Councils

  7. Theology No Tradition of Theology like the West Doctrines set in the Councils Focus is on Worship In Life, Community and Church

  8. Worship Churches

  9. Worship St. George’s Church, Paralimni

  10. Worship St. Elias Church, Protaras

  11. Worship Dome and Door Murals St. Elias Church, Protaras

  12. Worship Murals and Mosaics at Kykkos Monastery

  13. Church in the Community Towns are literally built around the churches

  14. Prayer and Devotion Prayer Ribbons and Monastery Retreats

  15. Prayer and Devotion Monastic Tradition – Prayer and Meditation Repentance as a Focus of Life The “Jesus Prayer” for Personal Meditation Many devotional and teaching materials Bible in several Modern Greek Translations Sunday School and Bible Camp for kids

  16. High Family Values Culture and Tradition Married Priesthood (Bishops much be celibate) Family and Community Activities and Classes

  17. High Family Values Culture and Tradition “Tribal” Concept of faith and Life Christian~Greek and Orthodox Muslim~Turkish or Arab Uncertain about other forms of Christianity

  18. American Orthodoxy More western in character Renewal and Bible-Oriented Drawn to Prayer, Spiritual Heritage Claims of Apostilicity

  19. Culture and Faith Capital of Rome Moved Eastern Roman Empire Greek Byzantine Empire Turkish Invasions -- Islam “Latin” (Frankish, Papish) Domination

  20. Culture and Faith 2001 Nicosia Late Middle Ages 2001 Derynia Classic Eastern Architecture, Set Forms

  21. Culture and Faith St. George’s Famagusta Greek Church in the north Latin Church of Peter and Paul

  22. Culture and Faith Peter and Paul West Side Peter and Paul Shell

  23. Culture and Faith Gothic ??

  24. Culture and Faith Lala Mustapha Mosque

  25. Culture and Faith Lala Mustapha Mosque

  26. Culture and Faith Timiou Stavrou (True Cross) Church, Strovolos

  27. Culture and Faith Panteleimonos (All Mercy) Church, Archangelos

  28. Eastern (Greek) Orthodoxy April 2003