Eastern Orthodox


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Eastern Orthodox Church

n.
The body of modern churches, including among others the Greek and Russian Orthodox, that is derived from the church of the Byzantine Empire, adheres to the Byzantine rite, and acknowledges the honorary primacy of the patriarch of Constantinople.

Eastern Orthodox adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Eastern Orthodox - derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine ritesEastern Orthodox - derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites
canonisation, canonization - (Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
Catholic Church - any of several churches claiming to have maintained historical continuity with the original Christian Church
Greek Church, Greek Orthodox Church - state church of Greece; an autonomous part of the Eastern Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Church - an independent church with its own Patriarch; until 1917 it was the established church or Russia
bishop - a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ
Adj.1.Eastern Orthodox - of or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
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Acceptance of the Gregorian calendar grew gradually in Europe, but Eastern Orthodox churches never accepted it as the basis of their liturgical year--last rejecting it in 1971--and maintained the ancient Julian calendar.
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The continuation of Pope John Paul's biblical pilgrimage will take him this year to Syria, Greece, Ukraine and Armenia, drawing attention to reconciliation of the Catholic Church with the Eastern Orthodox churches.
Eastern Orthodox congregations will be hearing similar words in many languages around midnight tonight as they celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
HARARE, Zimbabwe--The 1998 assembly of the World Council of Churches witnessed the gathering of almost 5,000 people representing 33 Protestant and Eastern Orthodox churches from about 100 countries.
The Eastern Orthodox Church dedicates several days throughout the year to the dead, mostly on Saturdays, because of Jesus' resting in the tomb on Saturday with the All Souls' Day before Pentecost having a special significance.
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of Portsmouth, UK) is, in part, a continuation and extension of 2003's Light from the East: Theology, Science, and the Eastern Orthodox Tradition, which sought dialogue between scientific ideas and the theological perspective of Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
Meanwhile, the Holy Father continues his drive for reconciliation with the Eastern Orthodox churches.

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