It practices what it understands to be the original Christian faith and maintains the sacred tradition passed down from the apostles.
The Eastern Orthodox Church is a communion of autocephalous churches, each typically governed by a Holy Synod.
), and that the gates of hell will never prevail against Christ’s One, True Church (Matt.
), so they cannot understand why their Church has been in a constant state of crisis, turmoil and decay for so long.
Sadly, they are in a constant state of agitation, anger and sorrow over the state of the Roman Catholic Church, and I have great sympathy for them.