[quote=Mr Average]Whlst browsing the web, I came across this…
The Orthodox Church is the first Christian Church, the Church founded by the Lord Jesus Christ and described in the pages of the New Testament. Her history can be traced in unbroken continuity all the way back to Christ and His Twelve Apostles.
**Thoughts and comments welcome. I thought the Catholic church was the first and original chruch?
In Peace, Mr Average
Hmmmm, well It’s late on the West Coast (after 2 am) to address in full so this will be short. Below is an article from the Catholic Encyclopedia on the Schism of 1054
The first Church was the Catholic (Universal) Church, and the Orthodox and Catholics trace their succession back to the Apostles. Yes, the Catholic Church retains the fullness of Truth. There is so many caveats in the explanations on the site that it’d take an hour to address. But I would like to look at this statement from the FAQ page further down:
“The Tradition as a set of basic principles outlining our worldview is a constant. Its very constancy, however, sometimes will even demand change.”
How does “constancy… demand change”???
( I am guessing the author was confused as the individual had a few sections up distinguished between Tradition with a capital “T” and tradition with a lower case “t”.) Thanks and God Bless.