Oriental Orthodox Church


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Oriental Orthodox Church

n.
A group of Christian churches, located primarily in northeast Africa and southwest Asia, whose denial of the doctrine that Jesus had two natures, human and divine, in one person caused them to break with the rest of the Church at the time of the Council of Chalcedon (ad 451).

Oriental Orthodox adj.
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The majority of Ethiopian Christians are members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, a WCC founding member and the biggest Oriental Orthodox church.
Members of the Oriental Orthodox Church from Ethiopia and Eritrea spent two weeks at St Paul's Church in Eastthorpe.
Next what became the Oriental Orthodox Church split in AD 451 when certain bishops refused to accept the decisions of the Council of Chalcedon.
The Saudi government disagrees with the decision, pointing to the fact that "other Christian communions lay claim to the term 'Catholic' such as the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox Church," according to the Saudi Communication and Information Technology Commission, which lodged the complaint.
With exceptional vividness, Zernov used his experiences from teaching in the Oriental Orthodox Church in India, to point out the danger faced by Eastern churches being locked into a national and cultural collectivism:
A selection of 11 papers from the November 2008 annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, in Boston, explore the function of the Old Testament in the theology, liturgy, and spirituality of the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Church traditions.
Among the participants in the study process and drafters of "A Treasure in Earthen Vessels" were theologians of the stature of Lutheran George Lindbeck and of such diverse perspectives as those offered from an Evangelical church in Togo, a Postdenominational church in China, and an Oriental Orthodox church in India.
From the Assyrian Church of the East was created the Chaldean (Assyrian) Catholic Church (1553) and the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (1599); from the Oriental Orthodox Church - the Syrian Catholic Church (1663), the Coptic Catholic Church (1741), the Armenian Catholic Church (1742), and the Ethiopian Catholic Church (1839); from the Eastern Orthodox Churches - the Ruthenian (Polish) and Hungarian Catholic Churches (1595), the Romanian Catholic Church (1701), the Melkite (Greek) Catholic Church (1724), the Greek Catholic Church (1860), and the Ukrainian Catholic Church (1596).
FOR 15 days followers of the Oriental Orthodox Church from Ethiopia and Eritrea have gathered to observe the fast of the Assumption of the St Virgin Mary at Huddersfield Parish Church.
The members noted that unofficial consultations held between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox churches started in September 1971, in Vienna, Austria, the official declarations made by the Catholic Church and any Oriental Orthodox Church and other dialogue agreements reached on a regional basis between the Catholic Church and any Oriental Orthodox Church, already provide valuable background for the initiation of the official dialogue.
The highlight of the evening was Zidan discussing the origins of the heretic wave the Chruch faced starting with Aruis in the fourth century going through Nestorius almost a century later, leading into the split of the Oriental Orthodox Church after the council of Chalcedon.
In the USA, for example, many Orthodox churches would not (re-)baptize a person coming from an Oriental Orthodox church, the Roman Catholic Church or from an historic Protestant church.(10) To take another example, this one from Europe, the Russian Orthodox Church does not (re-)baptize Lutherans or Catholics, while the Church of Greece does.

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