Most Orthodox Churches allow marriages between members of the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church. Because the Catholic Church respects their celebration of the Mass as a true sacrament, intercommunion with the Eastern Orthodox in suitable circumstances and with Church authority is both possible and encouraged.
Can Orthodox pray with Catholics?
Catholics, as has been pointed out already, can pray anywhere, and even attend Divine Liturgy in an Orthodox church. Members of the Eastern Catholic rites, of course, are part of the Universal Catholic Church and there is no problem with their faithful receiving Communion reciprocally. They can even pray in a temple.
Is Orthodox the oldest religion?
As one of the oldest surviving religious institutions in the world, the Eastern Orthodox Church has played a prominent role in the history and culture of Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, and the Near East.
Does the Orthodox Church pray to saints?
Intercession of the Saints is a Christian doctrine held by the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Catholic churches. The practice of praying through saints can be found in Christian writings from the 3rd century onward.
Do Orthodox Catholics pray to Mary?
According to practitioners, devotion to the Virgin Mary does not amount to worship, which is reserved for God. Both the Catholic and Orthodox traditions view Mary as subordinate to Christ, but uniquely so, in that she is seen as above all other creatures.
Does Greek Orthodox have a Bible?
For the most part, Orthodox Christians often stick to the officially prescribed daily readings that the church plans in advance. There is also a Bible known as the Greek Orthodox Study Bible that a lot of people use. Whether you decide to use this Bible or not is completely up to you.
Does Orthodox Christianity have confession?
The confession often takes place before an icon of Jesus Christ. Orthodox understand that the confession is not made to the priest, but to Christ. The priest stands only as witness and guide. As with administration of other sacraments, in cases of emergency confession may be heard anywhere.
Do Orthodox Christians pray to Jesus?
In addition to Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox, many Christians of other traditions also use the Jesus Prayer, primarily as a centering prayer or for contemplative prayer. The prayer is sometimes used with the Anglican rosary.