How did the Orthodox Church start?
Who founded the Greek Orthodox Church?
Two patriarchates are noted to have been founded by St Peter, the patriarchate of Rome and the patriarchate of Antioch. The Eastern churches accept Antioch as the church founded by St Peter (see the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch and the Syriac Orthodox Church).
Who came first Catholic or Orthodox?
Therefore the Catholic Church is the oldest of all. The Orthodox represents the original Christian Church because they trace their bishops back to the five early patriarchates of Rome, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Constantinople and Antioch.
When was Orthodox founded?
Who was the first patriarch of the Orthodox church?
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
|Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch|
|First holder||Andrew the Apostle (as bishop) Alexander (as archbishop) Anatolius (as patriarch)|
|Established||38 (founded) 451 (granted title of patriarch)|
|Cathedral||St. George’s Cathedral, Istanbul, Turkey|
Where was Orthodox founded?
Is there an Orthodox Pope?
The current holder of this position is Pope Tawadros II, who was selected as the 118th pope on November 18, 2012.
Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
|Bishop of Alexandria|
|First holder||Saint Mark|
|Cathedral||Saint Mark Cathedral in Alexandria Saint Mark Cathedral in Cairo|
What caused the split between Catholic and Protestant?
The Reformation began in 1517 when a German monk called Martin Luther protested about the Catholic Church. His followers became known as Protestants. Many people and governments adopted the new Protestant ideas, while others remained faithful to the Catholic Church. This led to a split in the Church.
Was the Roman Catholic Church the first church?
The Catholic Church is the oldest institution in the western world. It can trace its history back almost 2000 years.