What Do Russian Orthodox Believe

The Russian Orthodox Church is a branch of Christianity that follows the Eastern Orthodox tradition.

Russian Orthodox Christians believe in one God who is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who suffered and died for the salvation of humanity.

The Russian Orthodox Church places a strong emphasis on the role of the Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) in the Christian faith, and the importance of regular participation in the sacraments (such as baptism, communion and confession) in order to receive God's grace.

The Russian Orthodox Church also places great emphasis on the authority of tradition and the teachings of the early church fathers. They believe that Christian life is centered around prayer, fasting, alms-giving, and self-denial, aiding one's ability to draw closer to God.

Other essential beliefs include the importance of the Virgin Mary and the saints, who serve as intercessors between God and humanity, and the doctrine of the Last Judgment and eternal life.

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Jamie Larson