The Orthodox Churches in Nigeria is a denomination of Christianity that follows the tenets of the early churches described in the new testaments of the bible. These churches were formed following a biblical decree that seven ecumenical churches.
The orthodox church holds the view that Jesus is an equal of God, that the holy spirit is unequal in the holy trinity, that Mary is the mother of Jesus Christ, that Jesus is the son of God and man, that souls do not pre-exist us, they believe in the declaration of human and dive wills, they support holy icons but forbid its worship which is regarded to be the triumph of orthodoxy.
The first Orthodox Church in Nigeria was built when the Greeks and Cypriots began their mission to spread the gospel in Nigeria way before the colonial era. The first Orthodox Church in Nigeria was built by a Cypriot family and ever since then more and more churches have been built all over the country and the denomination continues to grow.
The Full List of All Orthodox Churches in Nigeria
The full list of all orthodox churches in Nigeria is a list of every Orthodox Church that has been built in Nigeria. Some of these churches have been around since the 1800s before the era of colonialism in Nigeria when the Cypriots, Greeks, etc moved to Nigeria and needed a place of prayer.
They used these churches to spread their gospel and grow their mission. These churches have increased the number of believers in the world with millions of believers belonging to the orthodox denomination of the Christian church.
Here Is A Comprehensive List Of All Orthodox Churches In Nigeria
Saint Apostle Varnavas Orthodox Church, Abonnema, Rivers State.
Saint Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Saint Archangel Michael Orthodox Church, Uli, Anambra Nigeria.
Saint Anthony Orthodox Church, Akokwa, Anambra, Nigeria.
Holy Cross Orthodox Church, Akokwa, Anambra, Nigeria.
Saint Moses the Black Orthodox Church, Agbilagba, Anambra, Nigeria.
Saint Basil Orthodox Church, Etti, Ananka, Orumba North, Anambra, Nigeria.
Dominion of Mary Orthodox Cathedral, Nanka, Anambra, Nigeria.
Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church, Enugwu Agidi, Anambra, Nigeria.
Saint John Chrysostom Orthodox Church, Ifite Awka, Anambra, Nigeria.
Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church, Ihiala, Anambra, Nigeria.
Saints Apostle Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Ihiala, Anambra, Nigeria.
Transfiguration of our Saviour Orthodox Church, Ihiala, Anambra, Nigeria.
Saints Archangels Orthodox Church, Neni, Anambra, Nigeria.
Saint Mark Orthodox Church, Onitsha, Anambra, Nigeria.
Saint John the Prodrome Orthodox Church, Ozubulu, Anambra, Nigeria.
Saint Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church, Uga, Anambra, Nigeria.
Saint Ignatius the Theophoros Orthodox Church, Ukpor, Anambra, Nigeria.
All Saints Orthodox Church, Umudioka, Anambra, Nigeria.
Saint Nectaire Orthodox Church, Gboko, Benue, Nigeria.
The Ecumenical Orthodox Church, Benue, Nigeria.
Annunciation of the Theotokos Orthodox Church, Benin City, Edo, Nigeria.
Saint Christopher Orthodox Church, Awo Idemiri, Imo, Nigeria.
Saint John Chrysostom Orthodox Church, Owu Amakohia, Imo, Nigeria.
Saint Apostle Peter Orthodox Chapel, Festac Town, Lagos, Nigeria.
Saint Anthony Orthodox Ecclesiastical Seminary, Lagos, Nigeria.
Saint Anthony The Great Orthodox Monastery, Lagos, Nigeria.
Saint Apostle Andrew Orthodox Monastery, Tarkwa Bay, Lagos, Nigeria.
Cathedral Church of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Anglican Communion, Oregun, Lagos, Nigeria.
Resurrection of Our Saviour Orthodox Cathedral, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Saint Anthony Orthodox Chapel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Saint Stephen Indian Orthodox Church, Ilupeju, Lagos, Nigeria.
Orthodox Archdiocese of Nigeria, Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria.
Cathedral Church of the Resurrection of the Lord, Ebute Metta, Lagos, Nigeria.
Orthodox Christian Mission Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.
Saint George Coptic Orthodox Church, Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria.
Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, Akansco, Cross River, Nigeria.
Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, Akpabuyo, Cross River, Nigeria.
Byzantine Orthodox Church, Magboro-Owode, Ogun, Nigeria.
Universal Orthodox Church, Sagamu, Ogun, Nigeria.
Genuine Orthodox Church of Nigeria, Ogun, Nigeria.
Saint John’s Orthodox Church, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria.
Saint Andrew Orthodox Community, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria.
Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Abuja, Nigeria.
Orthodox Church of Saint Dionysius, Borno, Nigeria.
Differences Between The Roman Catholic And The Orthodox Churches
The Orthodox Church is oftentimes mistaken as being the same as the Catholic Church but they are very different. Some of the major differences include;
The Orthodox Church has no central head as they believe the pope is fallible as he is just a man but is governed by the archbishops of the cathedral.
The Greek Orthodox Church can also be regarded as the eastern Catholic Church while the Roman Catholic Church is the western Catholic Church.
The Orthodox Church rejects the worship of icons but the Roman Catholic Church often views these icons as objects of worship.
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The Orthodox Church is quite singular in its beliefs but they have grown to become the second-largest Christian denomination in the world.
However, despite all these differences, one thing every Christian church shares including the orthodox church is the belief that God is God and Jesus is the son of God and became the son of Man who was killed and buried as a living sacrifice for our sin, and who rose on the third day as a testament to our victory against death and the devil.