InterFaith Calendar: Orthodox Christianity
This excerpted content is from previous Connections InterFaith calendars
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Orthodoxy believe that human beings are created in the image and likeness of God and that God is a trinity of persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, The Son, Jesus Christ, destroyed the ultimate power of the devil by His death on the cross and His resurrection. The Church, guided by the Holy Spirit, is the realization of the kingdom of God on earth. Through the Holy Mysteries known as sacraments, the Orthodox bear witness to the work of God's Holy Spirit in all aspects of Christian life and upon all creation.
The Eucharist, "sacrament of sacraments," is the center of life. Bread and wine are changed to the Body and Blood of Christ by the Holy Spirit, and received as spiritual nourishment by the faithful for the remission of sins and everlasting life.