History of Christianity

Orthodoxy - From Empire To Empire

Season 1, Episode 3 of 6

Today, Eastern Orthodox Christianity flourishes in the Balkans and Russia, with over 150 million members worldwide. In this episode, MacCulloch charts Orthodoxy's extraordinary fight for survival. After its glory days in the Eastern Roman Empire, it stood right in the path of Muslim expansion, suffered betrayal by crusading Catholics, was seized by the Russian tsars and faced near-extinction under Soviet communism.

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