Eastern Orthodox Church

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Eastern Orthodox Church

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.

Eastern Orthodox Church

(Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) another name for the Orthodox Church

Or′thodox Church′

1. the Christian church comprising the local and national Eastern churches that are in communion with the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople; Byzantine Church.
2. (orig.) the Christian church of those countries formerly comprising the Eastern Roman Empire and of countries evangelized from it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Eastern Orthodox Church - derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine ritesEastern Orthodox Church - 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
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But later, driven out of Constantinople, the Eastern Orthodox Church moved to Moscow under the patronage of Grand Duke Ivan 111, ruler of Muscovy, leaving a rump Byzantine to limp along until the end of the Ottoman Empire in the early twentieth century.
Amid Old World ambience and an elaborate liturgy dating back to the early days of Christianity, members of the Eastern Orthodox Church will celebrate Pascha -- the Easter of the New Passover -- on Sunday.
Reath seems to miss the point that the 'whole church' mentioned in the 1870 document on infallibility from Vatican I, Pastor Aeternus, is limited to the Roman Catholic Church, and does not necessarily include the Eastern Orthodox Church nor any branch of Protestantism in that phrase 'the whole church.
That personage is not, as one might think, a Muslim, but a Christian: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
The history and idea of the Eastern orthodox Church is little known to many, yet the author's research uncovered a vital, living faith and Frederica Mathewes-Green's FACING EAST: A PILGRIM'S JOURNEY INTO THE MYSTERIES OF ORTHODOXY (0060850000 $13.
John Maximovitch Eastern Orthodox Church, to talk about spirituality.
The Constitution establishes the Eastern Orthodox Church of Christ (Greek Orthodoxy) as the prevailing religion, but also provides for the right of all citizens to practice the religion of their choice; however, while the Government generally respects this right, non-Orthodox groups sometimes face administrative obstacles or encounter legal restrictions on religious practice.
8) It is good for us to note with appreciation the teaching of theosis (deification) of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Also, after the Berlin Wall fell, a renewed sense of possibility gripped the Eastern Orthodox Church in general.
This is why the crusades came about - to free the Eastern Orthodox Church from the rule of Islam which had conquered it.
Each year, several girls are selected to participate in a weeklong program that gives them the opportunity to experience an alternative lifestyle -- being sisters of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
He's also afraid of closer relations with the Eastern Orthodox church, which invests much greater authority at the level of bishop than Catholics do.

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