The Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, also known as the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, is a member of the Eastern Orthodox Communion.
It is regarded by Orthodox Christians as the mother church of all of Christendom, because it was in Jerusalem that the Church was established on the day of Pentecost with the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:1-41). Continue reading “The Church of Jerusalem”
The Church of Georgia is one of the oldest Christian churches, tracing its origins in tradition to the missionary efforts of the Apostle Andrew in the first century.
Historically, adoption of Christianity by the kingdom of Georgia (Iberia) is traced to the missionary efforts of St. Nino of Cappadocia beginning in early fourth century.
Initially, the Georgian church was part of the territory of the Patriarchate of Antioch. Continue reading “The Church of Georgia”
The Church of Cyprus is one of the autocephalous churches of the Orthodox Christian communion whose territory consists of the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Apostle Paul, accompanied by Barnabas and Mark the Evangelist (Barnabas’ kinsman), came to Cyprus in 45 AD to spread Christianity. The autocephaly of the Church of Cyprus was recognized at the Third Ecumenical Council (431). Continue reading “The Church of Cyprus”