Russian Orthodox Church

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Russian Orthodox Church

n.
The Eastern Orthodox Church that is under the leadership of the patriarch of Russia and has autonomous branches in other countries.

Russian Orthodox Church

n
(Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) the national Church of Russia, constituting a branch of the Eastern Church, presided over by the Patriarch of Moscow

Rus′sian Or′thodox Church′


n.
the autocephalous Eastern Church in Russia: the branch of the Orthodox Church that constituted the established church in Russia until 1917. Also called Rus′sian Church′.
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Noun1.Russian Orthodox Church - an independent church with its own PatriarchRussian Orthodox Church - an independent church with its own Patriarch; until 1917 it was the established church or Russia
Eastern Church, Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox Church, Orthodox Catholic Church, Orthodox Church - derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites
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