Orthodox Christian Churches and some Eastern Catholic Churches
use leavened bread as a symbol of the risen Christ.
The Western or Roman Catholic Church has the rule of celibacy but the Eastern Catholic Churches
, who are in union with Rome, have al ways had married priests.
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
While it is true that the practice of infant Communion fell into disuse during different periods of Church history, since the Second Vatican Council infant Communion in the Eastern Catholic Churches
has re-emerged, and the current Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches is clear that Communion is to occur as soon as possible after Baptism, that is, at that service or the very next Divine Liturgy, such as when the Baptism does not occur during the Divine Liturgy or there is no Eucharist reserved (c.
Eastern Catholic churches
in the Middle East and Europe ordain married men.
The Pope had also expressed his gratitude for the Patriarchs and Major Archbishops of the Eastern Catholic Churches
who were present at today's Mass, saying, "the exchange of peace which I will share with them is above all a sign of the appreciation of the Bishop of Rome for these communities which have confessed the name of Christ with exemplary faithfulness, often at a high price.
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
The 2010 synod conference gathered Catholic leaders -- including 185 bishops, 140 from Eastern Catholic churches
-- from across the Middle East at the Vatican to tackle the flow of Christians from the region, specifically Palestine and Iraq.
Some observers have seen a parallel with the arrangement a number of Eastern Catholic Churches
have had with Rome since 1595.
Boniface, brought greetings from the Roman and Eastern Catholic churches
and assured Synod that the Roman Catholic church was committed to remaining in dialogue with the Anglican Church of Canada and the Anglican Communion as it grapples with the difficulty issue of human sexuality.
The historical role of the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches
in the formation of the Ukrainian nation cannot be overestimated.
The book delivers slightly more than the title promises, since in addition to the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches it looks at the Eastern Catholic churches
as well (though it must be said that this is the weakest area of its coverage).