Orthodox Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Orthodox Quotes from Elaine Pagels, Dinesh Karthik, Rob Bell, Mayim Bialik, Dani Shapiro. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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Orthodox theologians insisted that the rest of humankind were only transitory creatures, lost in sin – a view that would support what would become their dominant teaching about salvation, offered only through Christ, and, in particular, through the church they claimed to represent.
Elaine Pagels
One thing common with me and Shikhar Dhawan is that we play a lot of orthodox cricketing strokes. We look to play the ball along the ground and while lofting the ball, it’s more with a vertical bat.
Dinesh Karthik
The historical orthodox Christian faith is extremely wide and diverse.
Rob Bell
I basically look like a lot of modern Orthodox people you know, but I work on a TV show where I sometimes have to kiss Jim Parsons. That’s why I don’t take on the title of modern Orthodox, but in terms of ideology and theology I pretty much sound like a liberal modern Orthodox person.
Mayim Bialik
I was raised in an orthodox Jewish home where it was expected that, as a woman, I’d marry an investment banker, raise kids in the suburbs and go to temple. I wasn’t raised to set the world on fire.
Dani Shapiro
What’s really neat about the Orthodox church is that it’s like walking back in time 2,000 years to the time of the Apostles, when they created these services. You walk into that and it’s really like… living it. They have maintained the truth ever since the beginning.
Troy Polamalu
Despite the fact that the vast majority of Israeli Jews are not Orthodox, the ultra-Orthodox hold the keys not just to Israel’s Jewish sacred places, but to the life cycle events – conversions, weddings, divorces, burials – of the country’s more than six million Jews.
Bari Weiss
Yes, many people in rural parts of India are very orthodox and have arranged marriages. But I won’t – I want to fall madly in love with someone and be whisked off my feet.
Shilpa Shetty
I know I’m not the most orthodox kind of player. I just feel normal being like that.
Manu Ginobili
Russia is an Eastern Orthodox country.
Vladimir Zhirinovsky
You have the women sitting on the left and the men sitting on the right. Everything is to keep your mind focused on God… To me the most beautiful thing anyone on earth can experience, other than maybe marriage and child-bearing, would be the Orthodox Liturgy.
Troy Polamalu
I’d been to an Orthodox Jewish primary school where, every morning, the boys said, ‘Thank you God for not making me a woman.’ If you put that together with ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ in your head, something will eventually go fizz! Boom!
Naomi Alderman
It’s obvious the Green Industrial Revolution will challenge orthodox political and economic thinking. That requires bravery from both politicians and electorates.
Clive Lewis
I can explode from both stances as a fighter. I can get up into my southpaw, give one good jab, sprawl, then get up into my orthodox, sprawl, go into southpaw and jab.
Joseph Benavidez
I never heard about tefillin. I was unfamiliar with the deep history and ritual of being an Orthodox Jew. Before you get out of bed, you say a prayer, and then you get out of bed, say another one.
Ato Essandoh
I’m an orthodox fighter, relaxed, fast, and powerful. And I’ve got good footwork.
Amir Khan
One and all, the orthodox creeds are crumbling into ruins everywhere.
John Fiske
Being Orthodox Jewish is kind of like being raised on like network sitcoms.
Ari Shaffir
I want to do everything in my power to ensure the equality between all movements of Judaism in the state of Israel: Orthodox, Conservative, or Reform. In conversions, in budgets, in the eyes of the law. No one can claim ownership over the Jewish God.
Yair Lapid
The only thing I oppose is persecuting of Eastern Orthodox priests and temples.
Vladimir Zhirinovsky
Today the eyes of orthodox Jews of earth are fixed upon Palestine.
Joseph Franklin Rutherford
Syria is a multi-confessional state: in addition to Sunni and Shia Muslims, there are Alawites, Orthodox and other Christian confessions, Druzes, and Kurds.
Sergei Lavrov
I can understand why Christians call us heretics. But most important, who will God call a heretic? From God’s point of view, my revelation is deeply orthodox.
Sun Myung Moon
I am a fairly orthodox Christian. Every Sunday, I say and do my best to mean the whole of the Creed, which is a series of propositions. But it is still a mistake to suppose that it is assent to the propositions that makes you a believer. It is the feelings that are primary.
Francis Spufford
When I was in the army in the Golani troops, I served with Zionist and modern Orthodox guys and I became friends with them.
Ayelet Shaked
My grandfather was Orthodox, and he was religious, but neither of my parents were. Of course, as they got older, it seems like they get more religious the older they get, even though they’re still not practicing Jews.
Scott Ian
A convert, if he converts through the Orthodox, he has the Jewish gene. If he doesn’t convert through the Orthodox, he doesn’t have the Jewish gene. As simple as that.
Eli Yishai
The problem with liberal Protestantism in America is not that it has not been orthodox enough, but that it has lost a lot of religious substance.
Peter L. Berger
There are lots of things to like about being Eastern Orthodox – incense, liturgies, all the baklava you can eat – but you know what I like best? None of that stupid ‘women’s ministry’ stuff.
Frederica Mathewes-Green
In orthodox film-making, you never shoot sequentially – but with improv, obviously every move you make has a knock-on effect; it is a cumulative process. I have improvised, on the non-scripted ‘Timecode.’ It can become entirely indulgent: actors smashing crockery and competing verbally.
Saffron Burrows
Even Martin Luther and John Calvin believed that the Roman Catholic church, up to the Council of Trent, was basically orthodox – a true church with sound fundamental doctrines as well as significant error.
Norman Geisler
Blair’s support for the Americans should not be seen as an aberration; on the contrary, it is closely linked to the main contours of New Labour policy. This has been a government that has majored on hyperbole, but in fact, from the outset it was hugely timid and cravenly orthodox.
Martin Jacques
My parents were practicing Jews. My mother grew up in an orthodox synagogue, and after my grandfather died, she went to a conservative synagogue and a little later ended up in a reform synagogue. My father was in reform synagogues from the beginning.
Judith Butler
Above all, avoid the Indiana Jones fedora. It’s very yesterday, and if you wear a black one, you might be mistaken for an Orthodox Jew.
Roger Stone
Orthodoxy is like an abyss of beauty that’s just endless. I have read the Bible many times. But after fasting, and being baptized Orthodox, it’s like reading a whole new Bible. You see the depth behind the words so much more clearly.
Troy Polamalu
The Orthodox believe in Jewish literacy, and most of the rest of us couldn’t care less. Rabbis and other creatures have a monopoly on Judaism. This is a turnoff in a world that is increasingly secular and that has turned away from religion. Jews are simply turning away from Judaism.
Michael Steinhardt
Most Modern Orthodox are religious Zionists. Despite all differences and nuances among us, we consider the founding of the State a historic change. We accept it as something that came from Providence.
Norman Lamm
The whole upbringing was interesting because we grew up Orthodox Jews all the way until we were teenagers.
Benny Fine
Once is orthodox, twice is puritanical.
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
The yeshiva where I studied considers itself modern Orthodox, not ultra-Orthodox. We followed a rigorous secular curriculum alongside traditional Talmud and Bible study.
Noah Feldman
Orthodox Christianity, by playing upon the emotions of man, is able to accomplish wonders toward keeping him in order and relieving his mind. It can frighten or cajole him away from evil more effectively than could reason.
H. P. Lovecraft
When I walk into an Orthodox Church… one is immediately aware that one has stepped into the presence of what St. Paul would call the whole family in heaven and earth. You have stepped into the precincts of heaven!
Thomas Howard
While some who downplay Christ’s divinity have imagined Jesus as a great social worker ‘being kind to old ladies, small dogs and little children,’ orthodox Christianity has not wanted Jesus to have a political message.
N. T. Wright
I am a living illustration of Bosnian mixing and converting. My grandparents lived in eastern Herzegovina. Very poor. The Turks came and brought Islam. There were three brothers in the family. One was Orthodox Christian. The other two took Islam to survive.
Emir Kusturica
I’m an orthodox Christian. When people ask me if I’m a Christian, I always want to qualify and know what they mean by that. I’m not a Republican, and I’m not right wing. I’m not a dispensationalist. I don’t think the world’s about to end.
Scott Derrickson
No, I’m a very normal and orthodox person that goes out of their way to present eccentricity. It’s not that I do that so much now but I’ve been doing it for so many years that it’s become routine now.
Tony Kaye
To Catholic, Orthodox, and some Protestant Christians, communion involves partaking of the physical real presence of God in the bread and wine of the Eucharist. By contrast, the Torah draws the Jew into engagement with God’s infinite mind. Torah learning is the definitive Jewish mode of communion with God.
Meir Soloveichik
I haven’t had an orthodox career, and I’ve wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn’t feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!
Sally Field
I grew up with my grandmother because my parents were making careers and didn’t have much time for me. She was a highly religious Serbian Orthodox, spending most of her time in church. It’s a great mix, and I use all these elements in my work.
Marina Abramovic
Orthodox Islam, like orthodox interpretations of the other Abrahamic faiths, views homosexuality as sinful and usually defines marriage as only ever a heterosexual union. This isn’t to say that there is no debate on the subject.
Mehdi Hasan
I hail from an orthodox family, but they encouraged me to learn various dance forms.
Shamna Kasim
My mom’s side is very Orthodox, and my dad’s side is the opposite, very liberal. I got a taste of both worlds, and I got to make up my own mind. I’m somewhere in the middle, which is a good place to be.
Inbar Lavi
To the uninitiated, the Hasidim constitute a rather homogeneous sect of orthodox Jewry, but this is far from being true.
Gad Saad
I came from the most orthodox background you could ask for.
Sonia Johnson
My dad is this typical orthodox, narrow-minded Punjabi man in front of whom you can’t even utter the word called ‘boyfriend.’
Parineeti Chopra
My grandmother was a nanny for an Orthodox Jewish family, and she would come home and tell us about that.
Milana Vayntrub
I am very orthodox in thinking that Jesus acted in his life the way God would have acted if God had assumed human form.
Huston Smith
There are several reasons why Russians view the oppressive state positively. First, in the Russian Orthodox religion, there is an understanding of authority as something sent by God.
Ryszard Kapuscinski
At least international media can see how I am trying to change the typical orthodox mindset of people who don’t want to come out of their shells of false beliefs and old practices.
Qandeel Baloch
In the Orthodox religion, you don’t draw the human figure. It’s against the rules.
Paul Rand