Orthodox Christianity

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Christianity Quizzes & Trivia

Apostle Paul started Christianity, many years ago. However, long after that, differences led to emergence of different denominations. The Orthodox Christianity is one of the many that emerged and which is tested below. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Orthodox Church came into existence on what great event in Christian history?
    • A. 

      The Transfiguration of Christ

    • B. 

      Christ's Ascension

    • C. 

      Pentecost

    • D. 

      Christ's Resurrection

  • 2. 
    What do the Greek words "IC XC NIKA" mean?
    • A. 

      Jesus Christ conquers

    • B. 

      I Am

    • C. 

      Trinity

    • D. 

      Jesus Christ is King of the Jews

  • 3. 
    Which Ecumenical Council dealt with the use of icons in the Church?
    • A. 

      Seventh Ecumenical Council

    • B. 

      Fifth Ecumenical Council

    • C. 

      Second Ecumenical Council

    • D. 

      Eighth Ecumenical Council

  • 4. 
    In the Divine Liturgy, what is the name of the procession of the Holy Gifts taken around the nave?
    • A. 

      The little entrance

    • B. 

      The consecration of the Holy Gifts

    • C. 

      The Great Entrance

    • D. 

      The litany

  • 5. 
    What great Saint was given the nickname "Golden Mouth" for his grand and gifted sermons?
    • A. 

      St. Andrew of Crete

    • B. 

      St. Basil the Great

    • C. 

      St. Mary of Egypt

    • D. 

      St. John Chrysostom

  • 6. 
    Which Saint wrote on the defense of the Person of the Holy Spirit?
    • A. 

      St. Gregory the Theologian

    • B. 

      St. Basil the Great

    • C. 

      St. John of Damascus

    • D. 

      St. Photini

  • 7. 
    On which Holy day of Holy Week are the 12 Gospel readings done?
    • A. 

      Holy Saturday

    • B. 

      Palm Sunday

    • C. 

      Holy Friday

    • D. 

      Holy Thursday

  • 8. 
    Before Paul became a Christian, which Saint's stoning did he witness and support the ones doing the stoning?
    • A. 

      St. Stephen

    • B. 

      St. Barnabas

    • C. 

      St. Peter

    • D. 

      St. Mark

  • 9. 
    At what Church can you find the spot where Christ was born?
    • A. 

      Agia Sophia

    • B. 

      Holy Trinity Orthodox Church

    • C. 

      Church of the Nativity

    • D. 

      Church of the Resurrection

  • 10. 
    When is the sweet bread, Vasilopita, eaten?
    • A. 

      Christmas Day

    • B. 

      Pascha

    • C. 

      The Dormition of the Theotokos

    • D. 

      New Year's Eve/New Year's Day

  • 11. 
    In many Orthodox traditions, baskets of bread, eggs, wine, and some other foods are offered by parishioners at what great feast and event of the Orthodox calendar year?
    • A. 

      Pascha

    • B. 

      Christmas

    • C. 

      The Beheading of John the Baptist

    • D. 

      The Elevation of the Cross

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Valaam

    • B. 

      Mt. Athos (Holy Mountain)

    • C. 

      St. Anthony's Monastery

    • D. 

      St. Stephen's Monastery

  • 13. 
    Who is the great Saint from Serbia who is often referred to as the second Chrysostom?
    • A. 

      St. John the Theologian

    • B. 

      St. James

    • C. 

      St. Sergius

    • D. 

      St. Nikolai Velimirovic

  • 14. 
    In what event in the life of Christ reveals the three Persons of the Trinity?
    • A. 

      Christ's baptism

    • B. 

      Christ's resurrection

    • C. 

      Christ's preaching in the Temple

    • D. 

      Christ's descension into hades

  • 15. 
    At what room in the Church does he/she get greeted and where he/she lights candles?
    • A. 

      Nave

    • B. 

      The Hall

    • C. 

      Solea

    • D. 

      Narthex

  • 16. 
    What are three things the Church tells us to do during Great Lent?
    • A. 

      Go to Church, give to the poor, and fast

    • B. 

      Fast, go to work, and watch more tv

    • C. 

      Give to the poor, go to Church, write in our journals

    • D. 

      Go to Church, go on a pilgrimage, and listen to podcasts

  • 17. 
    In a baby's baptism, what is the last sacrament he/she receives toward the very end of the service?
    • A. 

      Immersion in water

    • B. 

      Holy Eucharist

    • C. 

      Chrismation

    • D. 

      Putting on of new baptismal, white clothing--clothed in Christ

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Royalty in the Kingdom

    • B. 

      Holiness in coming together as one

    • C. 

      Rich in Faith to each other and God

    • D. 

      Glory and honor as king and queen of their own little kingdom, the home, which they rule with wisdom, justice, and integrity

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Agia Sophia (Holy Wisdom)

    • B. 

      Church of the Resurrection

    • C. 

      St. George's Orthodox Church

    • D. 

      St. Basil's Cathedral

  • 20. 
    Which Orthodox Saint is depicted most often feeding a bear in icons?
    • A. 

      St. Sergius of Radonezh

    • B. 

      St. Seraphim of Sarov

    • C. 

      St. Issac the Syrian

    • D. 

      St. Xenia of St. Petersburg

  • 21. 
    How many major fasts are there in the Orthodox Church?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      4

  • 22. 
    Which of these animals is permitted in the nave of the Church.
    • A. 

      Cat

    • B. 

      Turtle

    • C. 

      Dog

    • D. 

      Horse

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      St. Anthony the Great

    • B. 

      St. Zosima

    • C. 

      St. Isaac the Syrian

    • D. 

      St. John of Damascus

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Twelve tribes of Israel

    • B. 

      Churches

    • C. 

      Twelve Apostles

    • D. 

      Our prayers

  • 25. 
    At the tomb of Christ, who was the first Apostle to reach it and look in, but not step in, the tomb of Christ?
    • A. 

      St. Peter

    • B. 

      St. Mark

    • C. 

      St. John

    • D. 

      St. Andrew