Nebraska Exarchate Ancient Faith in the Modern World The Eastern Apostolic Church More Portal Core Values Orthodoxy F.A.Q. Patriarchate Nebraska Exarchate Our Exarch Canons Administration Accounting Ministries/Churches Faith Communities Archive Divinity School Monastic Vicariate About Joining Grammata Canonical Ecumenoclasm Human Sexuality Ordination Media Orthodox App Broadcast Video ECM Pastoral Accountability Communication Liturgical Deaconess Vocation Resources Links Terminology Statistics Calendars Publications Contact Click here to edit title. Click here to edit text. Click here to edit title. Click here to edit text. Click here to edit title. Click here to edit text. Click here to edit title. Click here to edit text. Click here to edit title. Click here to edit text. Click here to edit title. Click here to edit text. Click here to edit title. Click here to edit text. Click here to edit title. Click here to edit text. Click here to edit title. Click here to edit text. Click here to edit title. Click here to edit text. Вчини достойними, Господи, в веч?р цей (PodFM.ru) ukrainian-lutherans (Личная лента) 0:00/0:31 WELCOME Welcome to the Eastern tradition of Christianity. As Eastern Christians, also known as Eastern Orthodox, we teach, in the name of Jesus, a Christ-centered approach: Living the Gospel truth as found in the Holy Scriptures (Bible) and lovingly following the tradition of the Holy Apostles and of the Master Himself. Our creed, liturgies and teaching represent the oldest extant interpretation of the Christian faith. We invite you to share with us this journey towards salvation and the reconciliation of all people to their creator. We are founded on the most ancient ideal of Christian life and have inherited much from our Syrian, Byzantine and East Indian Orthodox forefathers. Because our approach to spirituality is a positive, uplifting attitude towards God and neighbor, the Church places the strongest emphasis on the development of the human consciousness through the refinement of ethical behavior. One's behavior toward other beings, whether towards fellow men or towards creation as a whole, is the outer indicator of one's inner spiritual development. The Gospel truth is not a body of knowledge, but a way of life. We respect and encourage each member's individual journey towards the ideal of spiritual transformation. Where there is less of self, there is indeed more of Christ, who is the divine life and essence of and within every man and woman. Our ministry and reason for existence here in the West is that much of Christianity, which has dominated Western civilization, is often lacking the rich Eastern forms that provide some of the in-depth mystical and spiritual needs for the faithful. Every time a person connects with another one in a positive and enlightened way, whether by a smile, by a hug or by conversation, they raise the spark of divinity within themselves. Through our acts of divine love in charity and prayer we minister not only to our fellow men, but through worship we manifest God in our midst. We also minister to all of God's creation through our belief in healing and reconciliation. We believe mystical experience is common to all great religions of the world. Obviously, they cannot be claimed as the exclusive possession of any one particular faith. Moving within the realm of Christianity and regarding itself as a distinctive Christian church, it nevertheless holds that the other great religions of the world proceed from a common source, though different religions stress different aspects of the same divine essence. These values, as facts of nature, rest on their own intrinsic merit. They form the true Orthodox Christian faith which is catholic (universal), because it is the statement of universal principles. Blessed Augustine said: "The identical thing that we now call the Christian religion existed among the ancients and has not been lacking from the beginnings of the human race until the coming of Christ in the flesh, from which moment on the true religion, which already existed, began to be called Christian" (Retract I. XIII,3). Благослови, душе моя, Господа! (PodFM.ru) ukrainian-lutherans (Личная лента) 0:00/1:22 The Eastern Church is evangelical but not Protestant. It is orthodox but not Jewish. It is catholic but not Roman. It is not non-denominational but pre-denominational. Since the Day of Pentecost, Orthodoxy has believed, taught, preserved and defended the faith of the Apostles and early church in a continuous, uninterrupted tradition. The Nebraska Exarchate as the Eastern Apostolic Church is part of the Patriarcat Orthodoxe des Nations, a patriarchate headquartered in Paris, France. ?2015-17 EASTERN APOSTOLIC CHURCH, INC.