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'''Apostasy''', Greek: ἀποστασία - (rebellion, abandonment, state of apostasy, defection) , in Orthodox Christianity is the rejection of [[Christ]] and His saving power after [[baptism]], a falling away. An '''apostate''' is a person who has entered into apostasy, that is, has abandoned the Church.
The Greek noun ''apostasia'' is found twice in the [[New Testament]], (Acts 21:21; 2 Thessalonians 2:3).
[[Category:Church Life]]
[[Category:Heresies]]
 
[[ro:Apostazie]]
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