Eastern rite

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Eastern rite

(Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) the rite and liturgy of an Eastern Church or of a Uniat Church
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East′ern rite′

1. the rite of an Eastern church, usu. observed in the national language of the country where the church is located.
2. a Uniate church.
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Iraq is home to many different eastern rite churches, both Catholic and Orthodox.
Priests are allowed to marry in the Orthodox and Eastern Rite Churches as well as Protestant and Anglican Churches.
Iconostases are the beautiful screens painted with icons of angels and saints as well as religious scenes, which separate the altar from the nave in Ukrainian churches of the eastern rite. They are an ancient art form of great beauty and devotion.
They will definitely contribute because of their manifold skiU sets in liturgy, canon law and Eastern Rite insights in theology.
Francis noted that some Eastern Rite Catholic and Orthodox churches were celebrating Christmas this weekend and offered his cordial wishes to these believers.
It is also an obvious ecumenical olive branch proffered by the clericy in Rome to their Eastern Rite Orthodox brethren.
Alexis Toth (1853-1909), an Eastern Rite Catholic priest from Slovakia, who in 1889 moved from Austria-Hungary to the United States to minister to the local population of Carpatho-Rusyn immigrants.
Only a former member of an Eastern rite church, his wife and I have our eyes focused on that blessed moment at the altar.
But Cruz said this wasn't entirely true, saying that the Eastern Rite Church-which allows their priests but not their bishops to marry-was also having problems drawing young men to priesthood.
I'm sure many Eastern Rite Catholic priests would like this impression corrected.
The Roman Catholic Church, however, has come to accommodate those who prefer to worship according to the Eastern Rite, establishing a place for Eastern Rite Catholics within the church.

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