Eastern Orthodox Church

(redirected from Greek Orthodoxy)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Eastern Orthodox Church

n
(Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) another name for the Orthodox Church
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The church authorities who are also the masters of the "official religion" -- in our case Greek Orthodoxy -- disregard or persecute, occasionally mercilessly, those of different religions, beliefs and ethnic origin.
Greek Orthodoxy and Catholicism are the largest Christian denominations in Jordan, where they make up about six percent of the population.
Native Africans like Father Spartas of Uganda searched for ecclesial identity, affiliating their communities with Greek Orthodoxy and reading the biblical stories as their own stories.
He also converted from Greek Orthodoxy to Anglicanism.
Seventeen papers are included, exploring such specific topics as rethinking place and belonging among Angolan Christians in Lisbon, the metamorphoses of neopaganism in traditionally Catholic countries in Southern Europe, pluralizing religiosity in the everyday practice of Greek Orthodoxy, religious belonging and new ways of being Italian in the self-perception of second-generation immigrants in Italy, religious rites and Afro-Brazilian associations in Portugal, mosque controversies and the religious life of Pakistani immigrants in Greece, the multiplicity of religious expressions among Albanian Muslim women in Macedonia, Pentecostalism and ethnic minorities in Barcelona, and religious education as a cultural battlefield in Greece.
I merely want to signal the fact that when "Eastern Orthodoxy" appears in the title, one must understand that the book is mainly related to historical and contemporary Greek Orthodoxy. Perhaps a similar book should be written about the Russian Orthodox Church and its dialogue between Christianity and the sciences.
Before it was formally announced a year later, Philip renounced his Greek and Danish royal titles, converted from Greek Orthodoxy to Church of England and became a naturalised British subject.
Covering a time period from the fourth century to the increasingly globalized modern era, Science and Eastern Orthodoxy postulates that the conflicts between the practice of science and the faith of Greek Orthodoxy were not strictly "science versus Christianity" but rather an ecclesiastical clash of ideas with effects that rippled across civilization.
Part one is titled "Eastern Christianity" and contains essays on Dostoevsky and Russian Orthodoxy, Constantine Cavafy and Greek Orthodoxy, and the contemporary American poet Scott Cairns, who is a convert to Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
MAKRIDES Vasilios N., ROUDOMETOF Victor, Introduction: Tradition, Transition and Change in Greek Orthodoxy at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century in ROUDOMETOF Victor, MAKRIDES Vasilios N., Orthodox Christianity in 21st century Greece.
The constitution of Greece recognizes the Greek Orthodox faith as the "prevailing" religion of the country; in fact, the blue canton in the upper hoist-side corner of the Greek national flag bears a white cross that symbolizes Greek Orthodoxy. And while the constitution guarantees freedom of religious belief for all, Greek citizens had for years carried government identity cards that stated their religion.