February 8, 2018
Date(s) - 08/02/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Prior to 1054, the Christian church was basically a single communion that was led by 5 patriarchates who trace their lines to the apostles and evangelists of the New Testament. These 5 patriarchates were based in; Rome, Constantinople, Antioch, Jerusalem and Alexandria.
In 1054 the Great Schism occurred, which separated Rome from the other 4, splitting the church into the Roman West and the Orthodox East. In the modern West, very little is known about the Eastern Church. With the Protestant Reformation coming out of the Roman West, isn’t it time to better understand who the rest of the Church is? Eastern and Western Christianity share many core beliefs, however each has been shaped by their divided experiences. On the 8th we will discover that the Eastern Orthodox Church approaches matters of spirituality and theology in ways that may surprise believers (both Roman Catholic and Protestant) and un-believers alike.
Most people who attend Reasonable Faith are from the western churches, but Christopher Stabolidis has had his feet in both camps and will provide us with a presentation on the history and practices of the Eastern Orthodox church. It looks likely that an Eastern Orthodox Priest (who is actually also a Monk) will also be in attendance! Please join us for what promises to be an intriguing evening.
Christopher Stabolidis is qualified as a lawyer and is currently working in the defence industry. Christopher has Greek descent and has been involved with both Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Churches.