A high quality poster designed to edify the faithful and educate the inquirer about Holy Orthodoxy.
(From the Poster)
Orthodox Christianity is not a religion, an institution or an organization. It is, to the contrary, the way of life initiated by Jesus Christ and a living organism composed of those who believe in Him.
The Church is God's people who:
~believe in Jesus Christ as God and in the Church He established.
~gather together in His name to worship the Triune God in Spirit and Truth.
~share a common faith and hope based on the love of God.
~affirm the truth, or orthodoxy, of the one Faith, belief and experience
~proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to all people, making disciples and baptizing them in the Name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit.
What does "Orthodox" mean?
Orthos = correct
Doxa = teaching (from Dokein, to think), or Worship (from Doxa, meaning glory)
From the Creed
One ~ With the unity of God Himself, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Holy ~ Set apart, dedicated, and devoted to the service of God.
Catholic ~ Living the fullness of divine truth and embracing all faithful Christians of all times and places. Existing throughout the world and bearing the same heart.
Apostolic ~ Tracing doctrine, traditions, and authority to the original Apostles including the apostolic succession of bishops and hierarchs.
Standing Firm / Holding Fast
"So then brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter" (2 Thes. 2:15)
As the Pillar and Foundation
"...you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth." (1 Tim. 3:15)
Great Student Gift
I have this educational plaque in my home. Just about everybody that comes into my house reads it, and some great conversations about the Orthodox faith have started because of it.