Eastern Orthodoxy


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Eastern Orthodoxy


1. any of various Middle Eastern Christian sects in the early church that lacked or rejected theological leaders.
2. a Flagellant. — Achephalist, n.
an official in the medieval Greek church who collected the money from a monastery or benefice.
a sacrament corresponding to confirmation in the Western church in which a baptized person is anointed with chrism.
a diocese. See also greece and greeks.
the principal service book of Eastern Orthodoxy. Also Euchology
1. the study of Eastern Orthodox ritual.
2. (cap.) Euchologion.
1. in the early church, the head of a major diocese or province.
2. a bishop inferior to a patriarch but superior to a metropolitan.
3. a deputy of a patriarch, either a priest or a bishop.
4. the head of an autonomous church. — exarchal, adj.
the head of a monastery.
the quietistic practices of a 14th-century ascetic sect of mystics drawn from the monks of Mt. Athos. Also called Palamitism. — hesychast, n. — hesychastic, adj.
1. the practice of opposing the veneration of icons.
2. the practice of destroying icons.
3. (cap.) the principles of the religious party in the 8th-century Eastern church that opposed the use of icons. — iconoclast, n. — iconoclastic, adj.
an iconoclast.
the head of an ecclesiastic province.
Hesychasm.
a bishop’s prayer on behalf of catechumens. — parathetic, adj.
the head of any of the ancient sees or the see of another principal city or national church.
a theological system centering on the Holy Wisdom developed by the 20th-century Russian priest Sergei Bulgakov. Also called Sophiology. — Sophianist, n.
one who reads the synaxarion, or brief narrative of a saint’s life, in Eastern Orthodox liturgies.
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While little is offered on modern Eastern Orthodoxy, Pentecostalism, or Third World denominations outside the Anglican communion, I still highly recommend this book for those interested in the diaconate, social welfare ministries, and women's ministries.
In his brief treatment of Eastern Orthodoxy near the end of volume 2, H.
Referred to by numerals, these stages are labeled the earliest Jewish apocalyptic paradigm, the ecumenical Hellenistic paradigm of antiquity (hence, today's Eastern Orthodoxy and traditionalism), the Roman Catholic medieval paradigm (now declined into papal authoritarianism), the Protestant Evangelical paradigm of the Reformation (now often shriveled into fundamentalism), the Enlightenment paradigm of modernity (now often found as liberal modernism, sterile rationalism), and finally the emerging post modern ecumenical paradigm with all its challenges.
This is a historical and theological look at periods of the Church and the prominent standards to emerge in the early Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, the Medieval West, the Reformation era, and Modern Christianity.
Missing, too, are religious perspectives from Islam and Eastern Orthodoxy.
Meanwhile, there were ongoing, if not unbroken, contacts between Lutherans and other Protestants, on the one hand, and Eastern Orthodoxy, on the other.
Recently, young evangelicals have sought wisdom from the Church Fathers, Catholicism, and Eastern Orthodoxy.
Although Eastern Orthodoxy is not organized for collective declarations, volume 2 includes important statements by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, Alexy II, and the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew.
Speaking at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow before worshipers and representatives of over a dozen representatives of Eastern Orthodoxy from around the world, Kirill noted that Vladimir made the decision to abandon paganism and convert to Christianity in line with the prevailing mood among his people.
Chow writes a chapter on theological concerns, and his final chapter emphasizes Byzantine Eastern Orthodoxy, with its synergism and theosis, as a valid alternative to what he considers the divine monergism of Augustinian-Reformed theology.
Rod Dreher of The American Conservative said his Eastern Orthodoxy would be most likely to withstand the "internal exile.
We may say that the communist revolution and the ensuing religious persecutions had as unintended consequences a revival of religious discussion and a deepening of faith in Russian Eastern Orthodoxy.

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