Byzantine Church


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Byzantine Church

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

Or′thodox Church′


n.
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.
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Noun1.Byzantine Church - the Catholic Church as it existed in the Byzantine EmpireByzantine Church - the Catholic Church as it existed in the Byzantine Empire
Catholic Church - any of several churches claiming to have maintained historical continuity with the original Christian Church
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In examining the narthex proskynetaria in particular, Kalopissi-Verti makes a major contribution to our understanding of screening and thresholds in the Byzantine church, as she is one of the first authors to consider this material in the narthex, and to connect such programs to parallel images flanking the templon.
In the North, there is the remarkable Catholic "Igloo church," "mimicking the shape of an Inuit igloo but also looking uncannily like a Byzantine church."
The thousand-year-old ceramic lav was found in the ruins of a sixth-century Byzantine church by German archaeologist Daniela Billig.
During a trip through Cairo, Merrin is approached by a mysterious collector of rare antiquities, Semelier (Cross), to join an archaeological dig in Kenya, where a team has unearthed a Christian Byzantine church believed to contain a priceless ancient relic.
The team has unearthed a Christian Byzantine church believed to contain a priceless ancient relic, which Semelier hopes to claim before the British learn of its existence.
If you're feeling the effects of a late night the next morning, for an easy start to the day, it's well worth visiting the Montelambert Art Foundation, tucked away between the ancient walls and a Byzantine church.
"We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth," 10th-century emissaries from Prince Vladimir of Russia wrote home, "for on earth there is no such splendor or such beauty and we are at a loss to describe it." (Prince Vladimir joined the Byzantine church, bringing his country along with him.)
The fact that since 1024 the Byzantine church had been recognised from the West as Ecumenical in its own sphere of influence (universalis in suam spheram), gave the Patriarchate in Constantinople political, spiritual and social prestige.
It also includes photographs of the artist's youth and his boyhood as a member of a Catholic Byzantine Church in a working-class neighborhood in Pittsburgh, his volunteer work in a New York soup kitchen, and his New York bedroom, which had the ritual orderliness of a private sacred space.
Four distinct excavated areas exist -- a Bronze Age area, a Late Roman/Early Byzantine church, a Late Roman/Early Byzantine central building, and a Late Roman/Early Byzantine garbage area.
As a Greek scholar and high dignitary of the Byzantine Church and later as cardinal at the Roman court, Bessarion symbolizes better than anyone the translatio studii from Byzantium to Italy in the Quattrocento.
IT IS HOPED THAT THE RECENT discovery of a series of fine mosaics from a Byzantine church and the intact walls of the port city into which the generals of Alexander the Great sailed in the fourth century BC will convince the world that the Gaza Strip should be on the archaeological map.