Orthodox Church


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Orthodox Church

n.
The Eastern Orthodox Church.
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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
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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.
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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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Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria on Sunday inaugurated the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Dusseldorf, Germany during his visit to the European country, according to the Orthodox Church spokesperson.
figure By DOROTHY KWEYU The Orthodox Church in Kenya, and the Christian community at large, is in mourning as it lays to rest the first bishop of the Diocese of Kisumu and Western Kenya, Dr Athanasius Akunda.
Summary: With the 1991 Independence, Ukraine immediately resorted to search for ways to create a local Orthodox Church.
On October 11, 2018 the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, a religious body headquarterEd in Constantinople (Istanbul) that supervises Orthodox Christianity, acknowledged the independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The Church had remained obedient and submissive to Russia in the past.
At the Christmas Liturgy in the Cathedral Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos in Sarajevo, led by Metropolitan of Dabar-Bosna, Hrizostom, an epistle was read signed by the Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church Irinej and all the archbishops of the Church.
While the Catholics celebrate Christmas on December 25, the Orthodox churches mark Christmas Day on January 7, while the Armenian Orthodox Church is the last to celebrate Christmas in the Holy Land, with the Christmas Eve procession from Jerusalem to Bethlehem on January 18, and Christmas Day on January 19.
The Syrian Orthodox Church has two factions -- the Orthodox, which form the majority and has its headquarters in Kottayam, and the Jacobites, who consider the Patriarch of Antioch, based in Beirut, as their supreme leader.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced the creation of an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, marking a historic split from Russia.
His Beatitude's remarks came during the mass he headed marking the 60th anniversary of the Damascus representation of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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