Eastern Orthodox

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Eastern Orthodox Church

The body of modern churches, including among others the Greek and Russian Orthodox, that is derived from the church of the Byzantine Empire, adheres to the Byzantine rite, and acknowledges the honorary primacy of the patriarch of Constantinople.

Eastern Orthodox adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Eastern Orthodox - derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine ritesEastern Orthodox - derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites
canonisation, canonization - (Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
Catholic Church - any of several churches claiming to have maintained historical continuity with the original Christian Church
Greek Church, Greek Orthodox Church - state church of Greece; an autonomous part of the Eastern Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Church - an independent church with its own Patriarch; until 1917 it was the established church or Russia
bishop - a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ
Adj.1.Eastern Orthodox - of or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
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In a joint response to the Welsh Government's plans to introduce a system of presumed consent, the Church in Wales, the Catholic Church and the Wales Eastern Orthodox Mission today said the proposal could "alienate" potential donors.
Eastern Orthodox and Anglicans: Diplomacy, Theology, and the Politics of Interwar Ecumenism.
Metropolitan Paisios of Leros, Kalymnos and Astypalaia, in the Dodecanese islands, Greece, the meeting brought together 25 participants from nearly all Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches, hierarchs, priests, members of monastic communities, university professors, lay persons and WCC staff.
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When we reflect on "Sophia," as a kind of Intermediary between transcendence and immanence, we have to remember that for the Eastern Orthodox, "the Holy Tradition," the body of Patristic reflections of scholarly Saints is just one step lower than the Scriptures, and on the whole inspired by the Holy Spirit.
While these essays were written by a host of Eastern Orthodox authors on a number of subjects (Christ, scripture, tradition, creation, human person, icons, church Fathers, Russian religious revival, Orthodox Christianity in the West), rarely did 1 as a reader get the impression that the authors cared about anything but restating formal elements of Eastern Orthodox belief and worship practice.
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