I’m trying to explain to a protestant friend why the Orthodox Church has valid orders regarding the Eucharist but his church doesn’t. He is a Southern Baptist and while the baptism is, his communion isn’t. Now if I understand this correctly, the Orthodox church has valid orders in the sacraments. How can this be as I thought through apostolic succession was the only way you can have valid orders and the Orthodox church has a broken link. This is so confusing.