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  AllRefer.com - Orthodox Eastern Church (Roman Catholic And Orthodox Churches: Branches, Schisms, And Heresies) - ...
Orthodox Eastern Church, Roman Catholic And Orthodox Churches: Branches, Schisms, And Heresies
Eastern Christians who have returned to communion with the pope are called Eastern Catholics, or Uniates; in every respect apart from this obedience to Rome, they resemble their Orthodox counterparts.
This use of the terms Catholic (obeying the pope) and Orthodox (belonging to one of the Orthodox churches) is not technical, for both groups call themselves both Catholic and Orthodox (see catholic church).
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 Eastern Rite -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The one (A native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire) Byzantine liturgical rite is used by several distinct Eastern Churches or Rites.
All Roman Catholics are subject to the (A clergyman 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) bishop of the eparchy or diocese to which they belong.
The Eastern Catholic Churches are in full communion of faith and of acceptance of authority with the see of Rome, but retain their distinctive (additional info and facts about liturgical rites) liturgical rites, laws and customs, and traditional devotions.
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Eastern Churches depend originally on the Eastern Empire at Constantinople; they are those that either find their centre in the patriarchate of that city (since the centralization of the fourth century) or have been formed by schisms which in the first instance concerned Constantinople rather than the Western world.
The idea of latinizing all Eastern Catholics, sometimes defended by people on our side whose zeal for uniformity is greater than their knowledge of the historical and juridical situation, is diametrically opposed to antiquity, to the Catholic system of ecclesiastical organization, and to the policy of all popes.
Eastern Church, 326); the ludicrous scandal at Monastir, in Macedonia, when they fought over a dead man's body and set the whole town ablaze because some wanted him to be buried in Greek and some in Rumanian (op.
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 Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church
In general, when the numbers of Eastern Catholics organized into their own parishes is small, they relate to the local Latin Rite bishop.
Eastern Catholic Churches are at times insultingly called “uniate” Churches, meaning that they gave in to pressure to unite with Rome.
“Eastern liturgies are notable because of their length; because of their frequent use of incense; because they are always sung; and because parts of the service are hidden from view within a sanctuary enclosed by a curtain or barrier.
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For in those Churches, which are distinguished by their venerable antiquity, there is clearly evident the tradition which has come from the Apostles through the Fathers and which is part of the divinely revealed, undivided heritage of the Universal Church.
The holy Catholic Church, which is the Mystical Body of Christ, is made up of the faithful who are organically united in the Holy Spirit by the same faith, the same sacraments, and the same government.
By the term "Eastern patriarch" is meant the bishop who has jurisdiction over all the bishops, metropolitans not excepted, clergy and people of his own territory or rite, according to the rules of canon law and without prejudice to the primacy of the Roman Pontiff.
www.al-bushra.org /e-church/e-cath.htm   (1582 words)

 Orientalium Ecclesiarum - On the Catholic Churches of the Eastern Rite
Orientalium Ecclesiarum - On the Catholic Churches of the Eastern Rite
The Holy Catholic Church, which is the Mystical Body of Christ, is made up of the faithful who are organically united in the Holy Spirit by the same faith, the same sacraments and the same government and who, combining together into various groups which are held together by a hierarchy, form separate Churches or Rites.
Eastern clerics and Religious should celebrate in accordance with the prescriptions and traditions of their own established custom the Divine Office, which from ancient times has been held in high honor in all Eastern Churches.(27) The faithful too should follow the example of their forebears and assist devoutly as occasion allows at the Divine Office.
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 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Eastern Churches Called To Twofold Fidelity
Following the similar gathering of those responsible for the Eastern Catholic Churches in Europe, held in July 1997, and encouraged by the many fruits born of that meeting, your Congregation saw the usefulness of promoting this new opportunity for joint study and assessment.
The purpose of this meeting is to bring the different Eastern Churches together for reflection and common prayer in order that, together with the Congregation, they may recognize the unique characteristics of their presence in America and Oceania and identify paths of commitment for the future.
I express the hope that all the leaders of the Eastern Catholic Churches will feel the call to be a concrete sign for the men and women of their own countries and cultures of the love that is the distinguishing mark of Christ's disciples.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=1366   (1186 words)

 Eastern Catholic
Eastern Catholic Churches are groups of Christians whose traditions are based on the style of Constantinople but are in union with the church of Rome.
The Eastern Catholic is a member of the Catholic Church, under the authority of the Vatican and the Pope, but worshipping within a different organizational structure.
The unfortunate Eastern Schism or the breaking away of the Eastern Church from the Pope, the successor of St. Peter and Vicar of Christ on earth, started under the Greek patriarch Photius of Constantinople in 879, and was consummated by his distant successor Cerularious, also patriarch of Constantinople, in 1054.
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 Eastern Catholic Churches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Eastern Catholic churches are divided into five main traditions.
Church is the second largest Eastern Catholic Church with nearly 3 million faithful.
Syro-Malabar Church was elevated to the status of a Major Archiepiscopal Church on May 20, 1993 with His Eminence Cardinal Antony Padiyara as the First Major Archbishop.
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 Eastern Rite Churches, Uniate Churches
Eastern Rite churches are communities of eastern Christians in union with the Roman Catholic church.
The Eastern Rite Churches are Eastern Christian churches consisting of five rites derived from ancient traditions of Christian churches in the East.
The Eastern churches have their own canon law and are not bound by the Code of Canon Law of the Western church.
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 ipedia.com: Eastern Rite Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Eastern Rites are the rites used by many of the ancient Christian churches of Eastern Europe and the Middle East that are in the Catholic Communion but do not follow the Latin Rite.
Their union with the Catholic Church, in which they are sui iuris Churches, gives rise to the term Uniate, which is not used by the Vatican.
Western (or "Latin-Rite") Catholic bishops are subject directly to the Pope, but most Eastern-rite Catholic bishops are subject indirectly to the pope via one of six Catholic "patriarchs of the east", who sit in Alexandria, Antioch, Antelias, Baghdad, Beirut, and Damascus but who acknowledge the primacy of the Pope.
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 FAQ on Eastern Catholicism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Eastern Catholic Churches are, by definition, from Eastern countries such as Romania and the Ukraine.
Latinization is the wrongheaded practice of forcing Eastern Catholics to conform to the practices of the Roman Rite.
During the Middle Ages, the Church had numerous smaller "sub-rites", which were essentially local alternate liturgies, not full-blown cultural expressions of Catholicism with their own canon law, traditions, etc. Most of these disappeared during the time of the Protestant revolt.
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 Eastern Catholic Churches
With the exception of the Maronite Church, the Eastern Catholic Churches were formed when Christians who had been members of Eastern churches which had cut ties with the Holy See, once again sought reunion with Rome.
The largest Eastern Christian Church which is not in union with the Bishop of Rome is commonly called the Eastern Orthodox Church.
For example, there is a Ukrainian Orthodox Church and a Ukrainian Catholic Church; the former is not in union with Rome while the latter is. Sharing the same heritage, one group is Orthodox, the other is Catholic.
www.nativityukr.org /who_we_are/easterncc.html   (259 words)

 Epiphany Parish Site - Instruction / Canon Law of the Eastern Churches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Where the Eastern Catholic Churches have deviated from their traditions by losing the same or by adopting practices foreign to their own, they are to seek diligently to recover what is authentic and proper in their own traditions eschewing, as far as practicable, foreign influences.
The pre-eminence of the liturgical patrimony is even greater in the Eastern Churches because they have maintained in a special way the primacy of the liturgy as the summit of Christian life, remaining thus completely faithful to the Church of the Fathers....
Maintained throughout the tradition of the Eastern Churches, it is a meaningful and highly expressive rite which is still present and encouraged in the Western Church, although too often abandoned by simple reasons of inconvenience.
www.byzantines.net /epiphany/instruction.htm   (1811 words)

 Latinizations - Roman Catholic Influence on Eastern Churches
Because many Eastern Catholic communities were under the direction of local Roman bishops and because of the natural process of acculturation, many Western-stylings have been added to Eastern Catholic practices.
Eastern Catholic Churches, especially in North America, have adapted to the prevailing Roman Rite tradition.
The church has traditionally had married clergy in other parts of the world, but within the United States the clergy had remained unmarried due to a 1929 Vatican decision that married clergy would be restricted to the patriarchal territories.
www.melkite.org /latin.htm   (433 words)

*The Catholic Patriarchate of Cilicia of the Armenians:
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The Orthodox Church of the Czech and Slovak Republics.
www.tboyle.net /Catholicism/Cath_Links_Various_Churche.html   (1544 words)

 National Catholic Reporter: Nuncio confirms demolition of churches - World - Eastern Catholic churches destroyed by ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
ROMANIA: The Vatican's nuncio to Romania has confirmed that Eastern Catholic churches are being bulldozed by Orthodox occupiers and urged the country's "political class" to settle the dispute.
Approximately 2,600 Eastern Catholic churches were taken over by state institutions and Orthodox dioceses when the church was outlawed in 1948.
Catholic sources said historic places of worship had been destroyed or were awaiting demolition in at least six towns in Transylvania, despite Eastern Catholic protests and legal action.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1141/is_18_38/ai_84054137   (379 words)

 Eastern Catholic Churches and Liturgies
Eastern Catholics are members of the Catholic Church, under the authority of the Vatican and the Pope, but worshipping within a different organizational structure.
These Churches are in communion with Rome and yet retain their distinctive traditions of liturgy, devotion and prayer.
Roman Catholics are welcome at Eastern Catholic Churches and may receive communion at their sacred liturgies.
www.salvationhistory.com /library/liturgy/sacraments/eastern.cfm   (549 words)

 THE EASTERN CATHOLIC CHURCHES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Coptic Catholic Church in Ethiopia and Eritrea
The Ethiopian (and Eritrean) Catholic Church follows the ancient Coptic rite of Alexandria and is under the jurisdiction of the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria.
Eastern hierarchies should be established where needed [OE 4], and the Churches of the East like those of the West have the right and duty to govern themselves according to their own discipline...and tradition [OE 5].
maryourmother.net /Eastern.html   (4551 words)

 October 2000 "Light of the East" Newsletter - Page 2
The Synod Fathers recalled the norms given by the Second Vatican Council, which recognize that the Eastern [Catholic] Churches 'have the right and the duty to govern themselves according to their own particular discipline', given the mission they have of bearing witness to an ancient doctrinal, liturgical and monastic tradition.
Moreover, these Churches have a duty to maintain their own disciplines, since these 'correspond better to the customs of their faithful and are judged to be better suited to provide for the good of souls'.
The universal Church needs a synergy between the particular [Catholic] Churches of East and West so that she may breathe with her two lungs, in the hope of one day doing so in perfect communion between the Catholic Church and the separated Eastern [Orthodox] Churches.
www.motherofgodchurch.org /mog/Newsletters/200010/page2.html   (959 words)

 Roman and Eastern Catholic churches
Catholic Bishops' Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands
The Catholic population of this area is 93,859 as of Dec. 31, 1998.
The Catholic University of America Campus Ministry, Washington, D.C. The Chinese Catholic Society of the University of British Columbia, Vanvouver, British Columbia
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 Catholic World News (CWN)
Krzysztof Nitkiewicz, an official at that Congregation, remarked that Orientalum Ecclesiarum recognized the Eastern Catholic communities as "a bridge between the Orthodox world and the Catholic world." The Vatican II decree stressed that the Eastern churches should carefully preserve their own identity, their liturgical and spiritual traditions.
At the same time, the immigration of Eastern-rite Catholics into the Western world has caused new challenges, as the Eastern churches struggle to maintain their traditions in countries where they comprise only a small minority of the Catholic population.
It must be known by the rest of the world, that after 15 years since the fall of communism, The Romanian Catholic Curch faces huge challenges in all walks of ecleziastical life, properties have yet to be returned, reparations to be made.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=33524   (441 words)

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 open book: A Short Guide to Eastern Catholic Churches
As for the relative lack of monasticism in the Easten Churches, it may be due to the fact that Orthodox monasticism is often rooted in the virulently anti-Roman and possibly-heretical Hesychast tradition (a counterfeit form of which is peddled by certian foofy Roman-rite monks as "centering prayer").
The CHurch is incapable of promulgating false worship.
When the Catholic Church affirms that the office of the Bishop of Rome corresponds to the will of Christ, she does not separate this office from the mission entrusted to the whole body of Bishops, who are also "vicars and ambassadors of Christ".
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 Catholic Answers Forums - Eastern Catholic Churches in San Antonio??
I did come across a Maronite Catholic Church online, but from what I hear about the Maronites is that they are very Latinized.
Although they are originally an Antiochian West Syrian church they have been associated with the Western church since the Crusading era.
Except for the sign that said "Maronite Catholic Church" on the outside, I would've thought it was your normal stripped down post-Vatican II Latin Church.
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