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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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.
M ar y Magdalene In Eastern Orthodoxy by John McGuckin, Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University
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.
Both at one time Lutherans, they have since migrated to Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, respectively.
Divine essence and divine energies; ecumenical reflections on the presence of God in Eastern Orthodoxy.
In Eastern Orthodoxy, it is rare that you will find an icon of Easter entitled "the Resurrection" - rather it is named "the Descent into Hell" - and it is a reminder that one of the core beliefs of Christianity is that when Christ died, he descended to the very depths of the spiritual universe - not a prisoner, but as conqueror.
Annunciation is especially important in Eastern Orthodoxy because it is the action initiating Christ's Incarnation.
The Ruthenian recension, followed by Ukrainians, Hungarians, and Slovaks (amongst others in South-Eastern Europe) follows older, regional variations in the liturgical services that differ from the Vulgate recension, which is largely in line with the liturgical usage of modern Eastern Orthodoxy, followed by Melkites, Greeks, and Russians (amongst others).
Judging by its title, Science and Eastern Orthodoxy is located in the field of scholarship known as dialogue between science and religion, in this case, science and Eastern Christianity.

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