What is the oldest Orthodox church?

The “church” (Greek ekklēsía, assembly) is traced to Pentecost and the beginning of the Christian mission in the first century and was not used in reference to a building. … Several authors have cited the Etchmiadzin Cathedral (Armenia’s mother church) as the oldest cathedral.

What is the oldest Orthodox 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. The Eastern Orthodox Church officially calls itself the Orthodox Catholic Church.

What is the most orthodox religion?

Eastern Orthodoxy is the predominant religion in the world’s largest country, Russia (77%), where roughly half the world’s Eastern Orthodox Christians live.

When did the Orthodox Church begin?

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