We call ourselves Orthodox Christians because we believe in
our Lord Jesus Christ exactly as is written in the "Creed" and
belong to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church
that was founded by the Saviour Himself on earth and which is directed by the
Holy Spirit in preserving correctly, gloriously, and without change the
teaching of Jesus Christ. That is, we belong to the Orthodox Christian Church.
All the other Christians who confess a faith in
Christ which is not the same as the Orthodox Church, do not belong to her and
are called the non-Orthodox or heterodox. This includes Catholics (the Roman
Catholic Church) and Protestants (Lutherans, Baptists, and sectarians).
What do we call ourselves and why? What are other Christians called, who do not
belong to the Holy Orthodox Church?
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