While the Church was unified for almost a thousand years, there developed differences in doctrine and practice that separated them. While Orthodoxy has preserved the teachings of the first Seven Councils without change, there have been changes introduced in the other groups who call themselves Christians. We will briefly take a look at how this split occurred. Why is it important to know about this? Because this history affirms that the fundamental nature of Orthodoxy is that its doctrines do not change and that it holds the truths as proclaimed in the Seven Ecumenical Councils of the Church.
The Great Schism must not be conceived as the result of only one specific quarrel. There were political and cultural differences that arose along
Political and Cultural divergence
If we go back to the time of the Apostles there was a political and cultural unity because of the Roman Empire. The Empire