Orthodox Church


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Orthodox Church

n.
The Eastern Orthodox Church.

Orthodox Church

n
1. (Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) Also called: Byzantine Church, Eastern Orthodox Church or Greek Orthodox Church the collective body of those Eastern Churches that were separated from the western Church in the 11th century and are in communion with the Greek patriarch of Constantinople
2. (Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) any of these Churches

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.Orthodox Church - derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine ritesOrthodox 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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