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5 Misconceptions About the Orthodox Church

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In this video, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick comments on 5 misconceptions people often have of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Misconception #1: The Orthodox Church is only for certain kinds of people (Greeks, Russians, etc.)

Misconception #2: The Orthodox Church is the same as the Roman Catholic Church.

–Some big differences include how we view church authority, salvation, what happens after death, and more. (The daily experience of being a Christian – and prayer life – is different as well).

Misconception #3: Orthodox Christians worship images & idols.

Misconception #4: Orthodox Christians believe they can earn their way to heaven (this is sometimes called “works righteousness”).

Misconception #5: The Orthodox Church is a dead religion.

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