Eastern Orthodox Church


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Eastern Orthodox Church

n.
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.

Eastern Orthodox Church

n
(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Eastern Orthodox Church - derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine ritesEastern Orthodox Church - 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
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The missiological context of the Eastern Orthodox Church in Africa clearly indicates that Orthodox mission began with the AICs, which aspired to an Africanized Christianity.
(12) For an overview of this important historical phase of the encounter between the two churches, see George Manstrantonis, Augsburg and Constantinople: The Correspondence between the Tubingen Theologians and Patriarch Jeremias II on the Augsburg Confession (Brookline, Mass.: Holy Cross Press, 2005); Michael Bremner, "Desinigration of Dialogue: Eastern Orthodox and Tubingen Lutherans First Contact," available at Michael Bremner website, http://michaelbremner.com/2013/07/129/; Sergiusz Michalski, "The Image Controversy in the Religious Negotiations between Protestant Theologians and Eastern Orthodox Churches," in The Reformation in Central and Eastern Europe, ed.
As well as being marked by revellers it is also observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church.
As well as being marked by lots of revellers it is also observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church.
Orthodox Christmas runs 13 days behind the Roman Catholic Church as the Eastern Orthodox Church kept to the Julian Calendar while Rome changed to the Gregorian Calendar in the 16th Century.
Gillquist's search for the true New Testament church led him first to establish an independent "Orthodox" church in 1979 (110) and eventually to seek full communion with the Eastern Orthodox Church under the aegis of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America in 1987 (125).
The Eastern Orthodox Church split from Rome and the Latin Church in AD 1054 in what is called the Great Schism.
The work covers a large area both in terms of time periods and denominations of Christians: from the fourteenth century to the nineteenth and from the New Zealand Maori missionaries to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Bartholomew is recognized as the first among equals in the Eastern Orthodox Church hierarchy and also as a leader in the Christian ecumenical movement.
and the Midnight Mass for the Eastern Orthodox Church held at the Church of
The Eastern Orthodox Church observes it on the first Sunday after Pentecost.
"Other Christian communions lay claim to the term 'Catholic' such as the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox Church," the complaint added.

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