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Orthodox Missions
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The missionary tradition of the Eastern Orthodox Church is often unknown in Western circles, despite the outstanding contribution of its many exemplary missionaries. Throughout the 2,000-year history of the Orthodox, their mission efforts often differed from those of their contemporary Western counterparts.

1. Early Efforts

The Orthodox Church sees the missionary legacy of the apostolic church continuing in the fourth century and beyond through such stalwart m…

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Veronis, Luke, “Orthodox Missions”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_O209>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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