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It was in Antioch, after all, that the followers of Jesus were called Christians as we are told in the New Testament, The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch. According to ecclesiastical tradition, the Church of Antioch is the second established church in Christendom after Jerusalem, and the prominence of its Apostolic See is well documented.
In his (I, 2), the church historian Eusebius of Caesarea tells us that St. In another historical work, , Eusebius tells us that Ignatius the Illuminator, a name of note to most men, [was] the second after Peter to the bishopric of Antioch (III, 36).
Orthodox Christians are divided between the Eastern Orthodox Church and Oriental Orthodoxy.
The Eastern Orthodox Church is the second largest communion in the world after the Roman Catholic Church.