ABOUT TRUE ORTHODOXY
‘True Orthodoxy’ is the name given to a set of Orthodox Churches which choose to adhere to a particularly traditional form of the Christian Faith.
We believe that there is one living and true God in three Persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that he was incarnate here on earth, and that he died for our sins and rose again from the dead to defeat death. We believe that Jesus Christ founded the Orthodox Church, and that the Church, guided by the Holy Ghost, is the vehicle through which God intends mankind to reach Theosis and Salvation. We hold this faith in common with the Orthodox Church throughout the world.
Today, we meet together to share in the Sacred Mysteries, or Sacraments, in a communion of the faithful which spans the globe; to Baptise, to hear the Word of God in the Bible and to share together the true saving Body and Blood of Christ in the Liturgy.
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY 'TRUE'?
We believe that the traditions of the Orthodox Church are sacred and immutable, though diverse in application, and have been passed down to us by Christ himself, together with the Saints, Fathers and Doctors of the Church for our spiritual nourishment and salvation.
The epithet ‘true’ should not be taken to mean that we believe other Orthodox Churches to be necessarily ‘false’ or ‘without grace’, and you will sometimes hear True Orthodoxy referred to by a series of other names such as ‘Old Calendarists’. This refers to the practice of True Orthodox Synods to keep the ‘Patristic’ or ‘Julian’ Calendar.
We oppose modernism and 'false-ecumenism', which we believe is causing real harm to the Church today. We are for the propagation of our ancient customs and traditions. We work hard to bring about a new Ecumenical Council, which we hope will heal many of the terrible rifts in the 21st Century Orthodox Church.