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U·ni·at

 (yo͞o′nē-ăt′, -ĭt) also U·ni·ate (-ĭt, -āt′)Often Offensive
adj.
Of or relating to the Eastern Catholic churches.
n.
A member of an Eastern Catholic church.

[Russian uniyat, from Polish uniat, the Union of Brest (1596), which established the churches, from unija, union, from Late Latin ūniō; see union.]

U•ni•ate

(ˈyu ni ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

also U•ni•at

(-ˌæt)

n.
a member of an Eastern church that is in union with the Roman Catholic Church, acknowledges the Roman pope as supreme in matters of faith, but maintains its own liturgy, discipline, and rite.
[1825–35; < Ukrainian uni(y)át=úni(ya) the Union of Brest-Litovsk (1596), an acceptance of papal supremacy by some Orthodox clerics in Poland (< Polish uni(j)a < Latin ūniō union) + -(y)at « Latin -ātus -ate1]
U′ni•at•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Uniate - a member of the Uniat Church
Uniat Church, Uniate Church - any of several churches in eastern Europe or the Middle East that acknowledge papal authority but retain their own liturgy
Catholic - a member of a Catholic church
Adj.1.Uniate - of or relating to former Eastern Christian or Orthodox churches that have been received under the jurisdiction of the Church of Rome but retain their own rituals and practices and canon lawUniate - of or relating to former Eastern Christian or Orthodox churches that have been received under the jurisdiction of the Church of Rome but retain their own rituals and practices and canon law
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At the same time, the declaration reaffirms the Uniate churches' right to exist and the legitimacy of their pastoral care for the spiritual needs of their faithful.
In a history of the KGB, we read that the Greek Uniate Church of Ukraine (now the Ukrainian Catholic Church) "became the world's largest illegal church.
In the northern and western parts of eastern Galicia, Roman-Catholic Polish peasants lived among the Uniate Ukrainian peasantry.
The ancestors of his informants, representing several communities of Christians belonging to the Assyrian Church of the East and its Uniate counterpart, the Chaldean Catholic Church, had previously resided in the mountains of Hakkari (today in southeastern Turkey), but the fortunes of the First World War and a series of massacres displaced them from their homeland.
In this second case, Bishop Christopher (Hristofor) would have had jurisdiction over both Orthodox and Uniate Romanians.
The last coup is the infamous comedy of the Uniate Church, suppressed and, thanks be to God, more alive than ever in persecution.
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A few pages at the end of the book take the history from the end of the war through the spring of 2013, with the failure of a project for a joint pastoral letter commemorating the events between the Roman Catholic and Uniate bishops of now western Ukraine.
The only area in which the Grand Duke tried to soften policy towards the civilian population was with respect to the Uniate Church in Galicia.
of California, Berkeley) describes the multiethnic populace of seventeenth-century Wilno (Vilnius) in Lithuania, which worshipped in Calvinist, Lutheran, Uniate, Catholic, and Orthodox churches as well as mosque and synagogue, while coexisting relatively peacefully.
Some very few Ukrainians belong to the Ukrainian Uniate Church (11 persons officially registered), and Armenians have their own churches in Tallinn with services conducted in their own native language.
See Barbara Skinner, The Western Front of the Eastern Church: Uniate and Orthodox Conflict in Eighteenth Century Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia (DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2009).