Orthodoxy It is a notion that comes from the Latin word orthodoxĭa, although its more remote origins are in the Greek. Thus, we find the fact that, etymologically speaking, it derives from the sum of three Greek components:
• “Orthos”, which can be translated as “correct”.
• “Doxa”, which is synonymous with “opinion”.
• The suffix "-ia", which indicates "quality" or "action".
The concept is used to name the attachment wave accession towards certain beliefs or theories .
For example: "The young economist soon got tired of liberal orthodoxy and sought to feed on other theoretical sources", "Orthodoxy indicates that this recipe does not carry milk, but I like to innovate in the kitchen", "This is a candidate that does not please Republican orthodoxy".
It could be said that the orthodox is associated with the Right or at true : that is why it is defended by the majority of the members of a community . What escapes these orthodox principles is described as heterodox , and is promulgated by a minority group.
In the field of religion , orthodoxy refers to respect for a certain dogma . It is possible to talk about the Orthodox Apostolic Catholic Church , a Christian sector that has more than two hundred and twenty-five million faithful. Within this group, the Russian Orthodox Church , led by Patriarch of Moscow .
Commonly, the differences between the Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Church are not well known. However, with respect to the latter, the first advocates the following pillars:
• He does not believe in the Holy Spirit of the Father and the Son, only of the first.
• Denies that there is what is known as purgatory.
• The first of those mentioned does not even recognize or admit what would be the formation of orders or congregations.
• In Orthodox liturgy, the use of musical instruments of any kind is not accepted. Specifically, it has to be carried out only with the voice of the people who participate.
• No bet because there is a Pope who has power over the rest. Where appropriate, the Orthodox Church places all bishops at the same level.
• One of the main differences between both ecclesiastical institutions is that in the Orthodox one can order men who are married, while in the Roman one it is totally forbidden.
• It should also be noted that in the Orthodox churches statues of saints are totally prohibited. And it is that they flatly reject what three-dimensional images are. Hence, on the contrary, they can have paintings or mosaics, for example.
He orthodox judaism , for its part, strictly follows the Halacha and opposes various updates of his religion. That is why it is considered the most conservative sector within Judaism.
"Orthodoxy" Finally, it is a book written by G.K. Chesterton (1874 -1936 ) which was published in 1908 . In this work , the author reflects on Christianity, trying to explain how and why the faithful reach this religion.