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Western Churches are those that either gravitate around Rome or broke away from her at the Reformation.
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.
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 Orthodox Church
Unlike the Roman Catholic Church, which regards the Holy Spirit as proceeding from the Father and the Son, the Eastern Orthodox Church claims that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father through the Son.
The collapse of the Byzantine empire in 1453 meant that, apart from Russia, the Orthodox Church lay under the rule of the Ottoman Turks.
The icon is of particular importance for the Orthodox Church since it is seen as the dwelling place of God's grace, creating in the faithful a sense of the presence of God.
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 Eastern Orthodox Church, Orthodox Catholic, Greek Orthodox
The Orthodox church recognizes as authoritative the decisions of the seven ecumenical councils that met between 325 and 787 and defined the basic doctrines on the Trinity and the Incarnation.
The Orthodox Church is one of the three major branches of Christianity, which stands in historical continuity with the communities created by the apostles of Jesus in the region of the eastern Mediterranean, and which spread by missionary activity throughout Eastern Europe.
The Orthodox Tradition is the theological tradition, generally associated with the national churches of the eastern Mediterranean and eastern Europe and principally with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, whose distinguishing characteristic consists in preservation of the integrity of the doctrines taught by the fathers of the seven ecumenical councils of the fourth through eighth centuries.
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 Eastern Church
Eastern Church is a general term for the various ancient Christian communions of the Middle East and Eastern Europe, of which three groups remain today.
The churches that rejected the statement of faith adopted by the council are the Armenian church, the Coptic church of Alexandria, the Ethiopian church, the Syrian church, and the Syrian church in India.
Eastern Church, 326); the ludicrous scandal at Monastir, in Macedonia, when they fought overa 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 Christianity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As in the other Eastern churches, married men may become priests, and parish priests administer the mystery of confirmation to newborn infants immediately after baptism, via the rite of chrismation; the infants are then administered Holy Communion.
Notably the Maronite Church always remained in communion with the Roman church, and thus does not have a counterpart among the non-Catholic Eastern churches.
Eastern Catholics Information concerning Christians of Eastern rites who are in communion with, and under the jurisdiction of, the Pope, the Bishop of Rome.
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Thus the Church is the mouth of Christ and the Apostles and she always preaches all that ever issued forth from the mouth of Christ and the Apostles and she preserves unbroken the Apostolic Succession.
The “Feast of Orthodoxy” is a feast celebrated on the first Sunday of Lent by the Eastern Orthodox Church and Eastern Catholics of the Byzantine Rite to commemorate the return of icons (sacred images) to the churches (843) and the end of the long iconoclastic controversy.
This Eastern Luther who taught salvation by faith, election and sufficiency of the Scriptures and opposed the worship of the saints and the doctrine of transubstantiation, was regarded as a threat to Rome.
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 Orthodox Church : Orthodox Catholic Church : Eastern Orthodoxy - News about religious cults and sects
Eastern Orthodoxy is the large body of Christians who follow the faith and practices that were defined by the first seven ecumenical councils.
The official designation of the church in Eastern Orthodox liturgical or canonical texts is ''the Orthodox Catholic Church.'' Because of the historical links of Eastern Orthodoxy with the Eastern Roman Empire and Byzantium (Constantinople), however, in English usage it is referred to as the ''Eastern'' or ''Greek Orthodox'' Church.
As a result of such differences, the Eastern churches have parallel ecclesiastical structures not only in the same country but even in the same city, thus disregarding the rule of one bishop in one city.
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 Eastern Orthodox Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Orthodox Church is organized into numerous autocephalous "jurisdictions" or "particular churches", the largest single one of which in terms of membership is the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Eastern Orthodox Church is formally separate from the groups known in English as the Oriental Orthodox Churches, as well as the Roman Catholic Church (including the so-called Eastern Rite Catholic Churches).
The sacking of the Church of Holy Wisdom and establishment of the Latin Empire as an attempt to supplant the Orthodox Byzantine Empire in 1204 is viewed with some rancour to the present day.
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 The Eastern Church
While the Orthodox who had to contend against the aggression of the Polish government were ready to unite in a political alliance with their persecuted neighbors of the Protestant faith, they had very little leaning toward a religious union with them.
To say nothing about the testimony of contemporaries who were acquainted with Cyril, the correspondence of the Patriarch with various representatives of the Protestant Churches proves conclusively that he had embraced such doctrines as are contained in the Confession bearing his name, and had no wish to conceal the fact.
This followed from the compromise on the subject of clerical celibacy which was adopted in the Eastern Church, in accordance with which priests and deacons were expected to live in relations of marriage, but bishops were required to be celibates.
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 St. Michael the Archangel Eastern Orthodox Church Mission
Each family is considered a small church and the family table is the home altar.
First, we are a bona fide mission, under the jurisdiction of the Serbian Orthodox Church as a part of Metropolitan Christopher's Diocese of the Midwest.
Our priest is Father Sam Gantt, who belongs to the Antiochian Church of America and is on loan from his Bishop Joseph in California through an agreement with Metropolitan Christopher and acts as our permanent priest, since the Serbian church cannot provide us a full time priest at the present time.
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 Eastern Liturgy Links
John Paul II (of blessed memory) stated the Catholic position on the value of the Eastern
Since, in fact, we believe that the venerable and ancient tradition of the Eastern Churches is
from the choir of Christ the Savior Church.
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 The Armenian Church
You'll find the same great site that you have come to depend on.
net and visit us often to keep up-to-date with all that is happening every day in parishes across the Eastern Diocese.
Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern)©2004-2006 All rights reserved.
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