Orthodox Christianity teaches that the church is God’s created community of faithful, who are united in one faith in the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, with one teaching, one canonical hierarchy, and one Divine Sacraments.
The church is an intercessor of our sanctification. The head of our church is Jesus Christ. She, the church, is His spiritual body and Christians are her members (I Corinthians 12:12-20,27, 28).
The word “church” means the “house of the Lord,” a temple where the faithful congregate for prayer and participate in the services (I Corinthians 14:34; Revelation 11:1-2, 4-17).
It is a place where the community of people unite with the covenant of faith (Act 19:30; I Corinthians 15:9, Galations 1:13).