Learn About Orthodoxy

The Orthodox Church is the Church which has existed continuously in the Middle East and Greece from the time of the Apostles. It is the second largest Christian communion in the world; over 200 million people identify themselves as Orthodox, including the majority of people in Bulgaria, the Republic of Georgia, Greece, Romania, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine, and the majority of Christians left in the Middle East. With the exception of Rome, the local Churches mentioned in the New Testament which have existed continuously until today, such as Corinth, Thessaloniki, and Damascus, are Orthodox. There are more than 1,500 Orthodox congregations in the United States.