ORIGINS AND EARLY HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY
EASTERN ORTHODOXY: I don't know about your location, but almost all of my students in Oklahoma are unfamiliar with Orthodoxy. We have several Orthodox churches in the area (ranging from Russian to Greek, Coptic to Ethiopian), but very few students have had much contact with these churches. When we teach about Russia, the beautiful architecture of Russian Orthodox churches are easily noticed by students. When we teach about Egypt, the culture clashes between Muslims and Coptic Christians are commonly discussed. As teachers, we need some background on what it is that Orthodox Christian means. This brief document will provide some of that background for you.