Eastern Catholic


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Eastern Catholic

adj.
Of or relating to any of several Eastern Christian churches that are in communion with the Roman Catholic Church but retain their own languages, rites, and codes of canon law.
n.
A member of any of these churches.
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Download Rahi at Council of Eastern Catholic Patriarchs Conference: to maintain our presence in the Levant NNA - The Council of Catholic Patriarchs of the East on Wednesday held its 25th annual conference, titled "Hope and Resistance".
Orthodox Christian Churches and some Eastern Catholic Churches use leavened bread as a symbol of the risen Christ.
In the Eastern Catholic Church, there have always been married priests.
American Father Walsh, the Eastern Catholic Archbishop of South America, has been a regular visitor to both women in Ancon Dos jail near Lima.
The Syriac Maronite Church of Antioch is an Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with the Pope, Bishop of Rome.
It was during that period that he developed productive relationships with Jewish leaders and intellectuals and came to appreciate the distinctive contributions of Eastern Orthodoxy and the Eastern Catholic churches.
The crucifix-an important symbol for many Christian groups, particularly the Roman Catholic Church, Methodist and Anglican churches as well as the Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Catholic and other Oriental Orthodox churches-emphasizes Jesus sacrifice, his death by crucifixion which Christians believe brought about the redemption of mankind.
He is an Eastern Catholic, and serves as sub-deacon and cantor at the Holy Cross Eastern Catholic Chaplaincy and St.
We [Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church] are trying to be the mediators and it is the image of our own mission as the Eastern Catholic Church, which is both in communion with the Holy Father, with Western Christianity, but embodies the Eastern Christian spirituality, liturgical, theological tradition" (ibid).
Behind the screen, and at times in front of them, priests in Eastern European vestments, including an eye-catching red and gold robe called a phelonion and a cylindrical black hat called a kalimavkion, celebrated a special Mass partly in sung Slavonic -- a liturgical language used by some Eastern Catholic churches.
Sean Walsh, an Irish-American archbishop with the Eastern Catholic Church, said: "They told me that there were a group of Colombians that actually took them at gunpoint and threatened them.
Western Rite Orthodox argue that they do not resemble the Eastern Catholic Churches, nor were they subject to the same forces that brought the Eastern Catholic Churches into existence.

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