What is the Orthodox church?
The orthodox church was established by the apostles of Jesus Christ in
the first century. There were around seventy apostles of Jesus Christ who
eye-witnessed the miracles, the crucifixion and the resurrection of the
messiah Jesus Christ. Their testimonies and missionaries had established
the beginnings of the Orthodox Church. The church continues on their teachings,
the traditions and the prayers that had been passed down for 21 centuries
till this present day.
The importance of the Holy Communion:
The Saviour Jesus Christ, taught His disciples to take holy communion as
His true Body and Blood that was given up for the resmission of our sins.
"And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them,
saying, 'This is My body which is given for you;...' (Luke 22:19)
"This is the cup is the new convenant in My blood, which is shed for
you." (Luke 22:20)
Holy communion is one of the holy scarements of the church. It is for the
remission of our daily sins, to be unified with Jesus Christ and receive
tremendous source of life that Jesus had promised.
"Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless
you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life
in you. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and
I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:53-54)
The holy liturgy is filled with prayers, holiness, praises of the Holy
Body and Blood of the crucified Jesus Christ, gthat whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.h (John 3:16)