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We even have differences within the Orthodox Church and the non-orthodox churches but most hold to the same essentials; the divinity of Christ, the sinlessness of Jesus, the sinfulness of man, Jesus’ atoning work at Calvary, His death, burial, and resurrection as a historical fact, and that believers will receive eternal life at death or at Christ’s return, whichever comes first.
We must embrace those who differ from us because God does not want us divided over non-essentials but united in Christ for we are all one Body of Believers and there are Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant believers who will be in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Orthodoxy has widespread use of icons while Protestantism have few if any and the Catholic Church has some but not as widespread as Orthodox Christianity.
Orthodoxy and Catholicism are closely related in their means of salvation through the Sacraments and through the passion, death, and resurrection of our Lord while non-orthodox believers hold that it is through faith we are saved apart from any works and that it is through Christ’s death and resurrection.
What is orthodox for some is not for others who hold to different religious beliefs, customs, and traditions as we shall see.
Let’s examine what Orthodox Christians believe and if they differ significantly from what other, non-orthodox Christians hold to.
On New Year's eve children hold hands, make a circle around the Christmas tree and call for Snegurochka or Ded Moroz.
Their Intercessor is Jesus Christ Himself and they pray to God the Father through Him and this absolves them from all their sins.
Finally, the Holy Days for Protestants are Good Friday, Easter, and Christmas while the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church include these but add Lent, New Years, and several Saint’s Feast Days.
How do their beliefs differ from the rest of Christianity?
Can they differ in beliefs and still claim to hold to the truth?