About 10 years ago, Columbia got its first Eastern Orthodox Christian Church. But the Eastern Orthodox tradition has been around much longer. *The Orthodox tradition traces back to the earliest days of Christianity, and laid the framework for future Christian churches.
Today, Orthodox Christians in Columbia and around the world carry on traditions from 2,000 years ago.
In a new tradition, Columbia’s Orthodox Christian church is bringing people from all over the world together.
*Correction: The original audio version of this story includes misleading information about the roots of the church around the time of the Great Schism of 1054. One of our readers – who is also a chanter at St. Luke's the Evangelist Greek Orthodox Church – makes clarifiying points in the comments section below.
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