Common Orthodoxy enjoys a continued existence from Pentecost. Almost any encyclopedia will testify to this. Throughout the centuries, the same teachings, principles, faith, and unity in Christ have remained steadfast. The hierarchy (bishops) of the Orthodox Church can trace the order of their succession all the way back to Christ and the Apostles, in an unbroken chain known as Apostolic Succession.
Construction work over the clouds, in the chapel of Transfiguration at the top of Holy Mountain (Mount Athos) at an altitude of 2,033 meters..
Saint David of Thessaloniki, 26 June Blessed David was from Northern Mesopotamia, which was a large monastic centre, being born in about 450..