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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.
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|Noun||1.||Eastern 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|
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