Eastern Orthodoxy Research Paper

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Eastern Europe is the eastern part of the European continent. This part of Europe includes East-central Europe, the Balkan peninsula, the Baltic area, and Russia. Moreover, Eastern Europe consists of the Slavic ethnic group, the Baltic-Slavic subfamily language, and eastern Orthodoxy. The Baltic Slavic subfamily language divides into two sub-branches, including the Baltic sub-branch and the Slavic sub-branch. Baltic groups are Lithuanian and Latvian, located north of Poland and Belarus. Slavic sub-branch consists of different groups (e.g., west, east, and south). West Slavic group includes Polish, Czech, and Slovak. East Slavic group includes Russian, Belorussian, and Ukrainian. Also, the South Slavic group includes the old church Slavic,…show more content…
The orthodox means “purity,” and the practices are original Christian faith and sacred transition. Eastern orthodoxy national churches are Greek Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox, Bulgarian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox, etc. One hundred seventy-five million people claim eastern orthodoxy as their faith. Greece and Constantinople (East-Roman Empire) are the Eastern orthodoxy’s hearth. From this region, Eastern orthodoxy spread north and eastward into Slavic-speaking lands. Two Greek monks named Cyril and Methodist spread the eastern orthodoxy to the Slavic people of eastern Europe. Cyril and Methodist tried to convert the Slavic people using the Slavic language instead of Greek. However, they created the Cyrillic alphabet, using the Greek alphabet. They incorporated new letters for different Slavic sounds; they took the Greek alphabet and tailored it the Slavic languages. The Slavic people are the last major cultural group that migrated towards eastern Europe in 400 A.D… Slavic people moved towards central Europe as west as the Elbe River in Germany and towards the Balkan peninsula of Southeastern Europe. Sorbians is a minority group lives in modern-day Germany (near Poland border). Eastern Europe consists groups of Lithuanians, Estonians, Finns, Latvians, Hungarians, Albanians, Gypsies, and Greeks. These groups migrated
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