The Orthodox Church has existed continuously in the Bible lands from Bible times till now. It never broke off from another Christian group. In antiquity, it wrote, collected, preserved, translated and distributed the Holy Bible, which is still the core of its worship services, preaching and teaching. It is the second-largest worldwide organization of Christians, present in most countries, and growing. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended, and died for the Faith of the Apostles for almost 2000 years. These are not boasts, but verifiable facts which we encourage you to explore.