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  Greek Orthodox Church
The first organised Greek Orthodox Community, however, was established in London in the 1670s, when a group of some 100 refugees, probably from Mani, led by a priest named Daniel Voulgaris, sought permission from the Church and State Authorities of England to create a Greek Orthodox religious centre in the heart of London.
This church, however, was confiscated without reason by the Authorities in 1684 and handed over to the Huguenots to the dismay of the Greek Archbishop who gave vent to his anger over this flagrant injustice in a pamphlet, a copy of which is now in the British Library.
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain is organised on the model of the Oecumenical Patriarchate itself, where the various dioceses under its spiritual control enjoy a high level of autonomy.
www.nostos.com /church   (1099 words)

  
  Eastern Orthodox Church, Orthodox Catholic, Greek Orthodox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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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 Church of Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Supreme authority is vested in the synod of all the diocesan bishops, who all have metropolitical status (the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece) under the presidency of the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece.
The church is organised into 81 dioceses; 30 of these, in northern Greece and in the major islands in the north and northeast Aegean, are nominally under the jurisdiction of Constantinople which retains certain privileges over and in them- for example their bishops have to acknowledge the Patriarch as their own primate during prayers.
The dioceses of Crete and the Dodecanese and the Monastic Republic of Holy Mount Athos are under the direct jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Constantinople and are not considered as part of the Church of Greece.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Church_of_Greece   (507 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Orthodox Church
It is almost exactly a Greek form of the official title of the chief enemies of the Greeks, i.e.
The Orthodox, then, are the Christians in the East of Europe, in Egypt and Asia, who accept the Councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon (are therefore neither Nestorians nor Monophysites), but who, as the result of the schisms of Photius (ninth cent.) and Cerularius (eleventh cent.), are not in communion with the Catholic Church.
They are the six national churches of Russia, Greece, Servia, Montenegro, Rumania, and Bulgaria, four independent Churches in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, namely Carlovitz, Hermannstadt, Czernovitz, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and lastly the Church of Mount Sinai, consisting of one monastery separated from Jerusalem.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11329a.htm   (515 words)

  
 Greek Orthodox Church
I believe that the church, or the archbishop, uses a flag which is red with a yellow cross and four golden firesteels (B like symbols) in the four quarters (the ones near the hoist are regular Bs the ones in the fly are inverted).
Greek Macedonia and Thrace) are direct subjects of the Patriarch but are administrated, on his behalf, by the Greek Orthodox Church.
Churches in the North display the Patriarchate fl double-headed eagle (another Byzantine symbol - after all the Patriarch's title is at least as old as the Byzantine Empire and was closely connected to it).
www.hampshireflag.co.uk /world-flags/allflags/gr-ortho.html   (1514 words)

  
 Greek Orthodox Church
I believe that the church, or the archbishop, uses a flag which is red with a yellow cross and four golden firesteels (B like symbols) in the four quarters (the ones near the hoist are regular Bs the ones in the fly are inverted).
Greek Macedonia and Thrace) are direct subjects of the Patriarch but are administrated, on his behalf, by the Greek Orthodox Church.
Churches in the North display the Patriarchate fl double-headed eagle (another Byzantine symbol - after all the Patriarch's title is at least as old as the Byzantine Empire and was closely connected to it).
www.fotw.us /flags/gr-ortho.html   (1565 words)

  
 Greek Orthodox Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greek Orthodox churches in the Americas and Australia are subject to the Constantinopolitan hierarchy.
These should not be confused with the Slavic-rite Orthodox Church in America, which is partly recognised as an autocephalous Eastern Orthodox church, having been granted autocephaly in 1970 by the Patriarch of Moscow.
Altough the Orthodox Church of Constantinople, headed by the Patriarch of Constantinople resides since many centuries in Istambul (Constantinople), the number of Greek Orthodox believers in Turkey has dramatically decreased over the last decennia as a result of implicit and explicit discrimination by the Turkish state.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greek_Orthodox_Church   (267 words)

  
 Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church - Faith
The Orthodox self-understanding of the history of the Church is thus distinct from that of others and as a result interprets events and highlights of the history of Christianity differently from those segments of Christendom not in communion with the Orthodox, particularly Western Christianity, Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.
To conceive of the Holy Spirit as proceeding from the Father and the Son (the Western doctrine of the Filioque) is to depersonalize the Holy Spirit and destroy the communal interpersonal character of the Trinity.
Orthodox Christian ethics is closely dependent upon the doctrine and spiritual practices of the Church, being rooted in Scripture, Holy Tradition and the general ethos of the Church.
orthodoxchurchofstandrew.org /faith.html   (4777 words)

  
 *** Greek Orthodox Church ***
The Greek Orthodox Church in Alexandria (Egypt) is a remnant of the Egyptian Church which remained loyal to the Orthodox communion after the Monophysite and Monothelitism controversies.
This Church, representing the main body of Egyptian Christians, was gradually estranged from the main Orthodox movement due to technicalities resulting from the Monophysite movement, which was condemned by the Council of Chalcedon in 451.
In Cyprus, as in Greece, to be Greek is to be Christian.
orvillejenkins.com /religions/orthodoxobj.html   (1534 words)

  
 Greek Orthodox Church
Greek Christian church, with a presence in the Middle East going back to the earliest period in Christian history.
The Greek Orthodox (see article on the term 'Orthodox') of the Middle East have the Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa as their head.
One of the most significant religious buildings for Christianity (and Judaism, and to some extent, Islam) is maintained by the Greek Orthodox: the monastery below Mount Sinai, believed to be the place where Moses received the covenant.
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 Farther Demetrios Serfes - Greek Orthodox Church Biography
Father Demetrios Serfes - Greek Orthodox Church Biography
The following Biographies are leading Hiearchs of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, and other Eastern Orthodox Hierarchs around the world.
Hierarchical Governance & Administration of the Orthodox Church
www.serfes.org /biography   (74 words)

  
 ORTHODOX PSYCHOTHERAPY Introduction
All this therapeutic treatment or psychotherapy is closely connected with the neptic tradition of the Church and its hesychastic life, as it is preserved in ther texts of the Philokalia, in the works of the Fathers of the Church and notably in the teaching of St. Gregory Palamas.
But since many psychiatrists do not know the Church's teaching or do not wish to apply it, and since their anthropology is very different from the anthropology and soteriology of the Fathers, in using the term `psychotherapy', I have not made use of their views.
According to the editors of the Greek edition of the Philokalia, after the cessation of the hesychastic conflicts of the fourteenth century the need arose for a collection of the principle works of the Fathers concerning hesychastic life and noetic prayer.
www.greekorthodoxchurch.org /orthodox_psychotherapy.html   (2806 words)

  
 The Greek Orthodox Church, Nafpaktos.com, The Internet Tourist Guide for Nafpaktos and Greece
The Orthodox church is a fellowship of administratively independent, or autocephalous (self-governing) local churches, united in faith, sacraments, and canonical discipline, each enjoying the right to elect its own head and its bishops.
The churches of Russia (50-90 million) and Romania (21 million) are by far the largest, whereas some of the ancient patriarchates of the Middle East, including Constantinople, are reduced to a few thousand members.
Russian Church (1988); Hussey, J. M., The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire (1986); Lernor, Nicholas, Eastern Christendom (1961); Macha, Josef, Ecclesiastical Unification: A Theoretical Framework (1974); Meyendorff, John, Byzantine Theology: Historical Trends and Doctrinal Themes, 2d ed.
www.nafpaktos.com /greek_orthodox_church.htm   (1281 words)

  
 Greek Orthodox Church
The first organised Greek Orthodox Community, however, was established in London in the 1670s, when a group of some 100 refugees, probably from Mani, led by a priest named Daniel Voulgaris, sought permission from the Church and State Authorities of England to create a Greek Orthodox religious centre in the heart of London.
This church, however, was confiscated without reason by the Authorities in 1684 and handed over to the Huguenots to the dismay of the Greek Archbishop who gave vent to his anger over this flagrant injustice in a pamphlet, a copy of which is now in the British Library.
In the meantime, however, with the number of Greeks increasing rapidly throughout Western Europe after the end of the Second World War, Greek Orthodox Communities were established all over Great Britain, and in continental Europe it was found expedient to create new dioceses in France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and Italy.
enostos.net /church   (1033 words)

  
 Greek Orthodox Church, Turkey
, and the Churches of Cyprus and Greece.
The Greek Orthodox Church of today claims that she is the Church founded by Jesus Christ himself; that the Church was guided by the Apostles, including Saint Paul, who visited many Greek cities, was strengthened by martyrs, saints, and the Church Fathers, and is maintained and propagated by her believers in the modern world.
The Greek Orthodox Church of today is the people born out of the union between the icarnate Logos and Hellenism.
www.enjoyturkey.com /info/facts/Religion3.htm   (599 words)

  
 Marriage - St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
In view of this "ecclesial" dimension of marriage, therefore, a wedding must be performed within the context of the Orthodox Church in order for the Church to recognize and affirm the validity and authenticity of the marriage.
The goal of the Orthodox Church is to give each married couple the best opportunity for a blessed and fulfilling marriage; hence, the Church can never condone living together prior to the marriage.
At the conclusion of the Orthodox ceremony, the guest clergyman, advised as to appropriate vesture and as agreed previously, will be properly acknowledged and may give his benediction and good wishes to the couple.
www.saintdemetrios.com /OurFaith/Marriage.dsp   (1635 words)

  
 Greek Orthodox Church
Traditional to Byzantine Architecture is an East/West axis with the alter to the East and the entrance at the West.
Entering the church is a procession of worship through architecture, imagery, and light, with a spatial and spiritual hierarchy from entrance to alter, floor to ceiling, heaven to earth.
The dome of orthodox tradition is here translated into a modern Idiom; the dome form is carved out of a cube from the interior and then inscribed by glass (curving with the dome) to form a Byzantine crucifix of light.
www.thodosaia.com /greek_orthodox_church.html   (305 words)

  
 About Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
To be an Orthodox Christian, one must be Baptized and Chrismated and then participate regularly and conscientiously in the sacramental life, the worship and the work of the Church.
During the Orthodox ceremony, the active participation of the non-Orthodox clergy is not permitted, this should be made explicit to all concerned.
In absence of an Orthodox Clergyman, an Orthodox Layman, or any other Christian, may baptized the infant by the sprinkling of water, repeating the formula "The Servant of God (name), is baptized in the Name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit".
www.greekchurchmobile.org /about_our_church.htm   (3455 words)

  
 St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church
It is not the purpose of this introduction to instruct its readers in Orthodox theology of Church history.
Holy Tradition, of which Holy Scripture is a part, includes the writings, teachings, acts of the apostles, saints, martyrs, and fathers of the Church, and her liturgical and sacramental traditions throughout the ages, the oral tradition of the early Church and the decisions of the Ecumenical Councils.
While the Orthodox Church considers herself the Mother Church of Christendom, she cooperates with other churches in programs of educational, philanthropic and social endeavors insofar as this is consistent with her theology.
www.gostanna.org /church/beliefs.asp   (488 words)

  
 The Greek Church
The leader of the national Church of Greece, the Greek Church, is the Archbishop of Athens.
Crete and the islands of the eastern Aegean, added to the Greek state subsequent to its original foundation and that of the Greek national church, remain under the direct jurisdiction of the Ecumenical patriarch, and are part of the Church of Constantinople.
Although the powers and administration of Church and state are specified as distinct and separate, the constitution also recognizes the special standing of the Christian Orthodox Churches as commanding the allegiance of the vast majority of the citizens of the country.
www.anagnosis.gr /index.php?pageID=107&la=eng   (357 words)

  
 Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly . FEATURE . Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church . September 9, 2005 | PBS
Greek immigrants acquired the property in the early 1920s and turned it into a home for their fledgling congregation.
Pitsikalis's grandfather was one of the founders of the church.
JOHN COULOUCOUNDIS (Fundraising Committee Chair, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Parish): There was a lot of history in that church, a lot of people that had brought icons or had contributed to make it really a little gem.
www.pbs.org /wnet/religionandethics/week902/feature.html   (986 words)

  
 Greek Festivals, Festival Booths, Church Festival, Church Fund Raising Opportunity - ReligiousMall.Com
The Nativity of the Theotokos Church Greek Festival
Greek Orthodox Parish of Hunterdon County Greek Festival
In a world that is changing almost every hour, it is refreshing and inspiring to touch base with heritage and traditions centuries old, yet contemporary in their focus.
www.religiousmall.com /festivals.php   (1611 words)

  
 Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church
Orthodox Christians fast not only two days a week but also during several fasting periods throughout the year, including the longest fast, Great Lent.
And because fasting is not simply a physical act but is rather for the strengthening of the soul, one who fasts will commonly increase acts of philanthropy and charitable giving and focus on living a more Godly life, striving to be an "icon of Christ" to one's neighbors.
Now in the church that was at Antioch there were certain prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
www.threehierarchs.org /lrecipes.html   (1273 words)

  
 St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church
Orthodox Christian Missions Center, (OCMC) - Helps Orthodox Christians respond to Christ’s call to preach, teach, baptize, minister to the poor and make disciples of all nations as the official international mission agency of the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA)
Orthodox Christian Fellowship UC Davis, The Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is the on-campus ministry of the Orthodox Church.
International Orthodox Christian Charities, IOCC works in cooperation with local, regional and international organizations to accomplish its humanitarian mission.
www.gostanna.org /church/links.asp   (271 words)

  
 St George Greek Orthodox Church - Piscataway, NJ Greek School
It is the One Holy, Catholic an Apostolic Church spoken of the Nicene Creed, the Symbol of Faith.
The Holy Spirit is the authentic and infallible interacts as the vigilant guardian of the Christian Truths, the "Orthodox" or right belief as taught by Jesus Christ and propagated by the Apostles, martyrs and Christian faithful.
In the Orthodox Church, called "the Mother of Churches", the Apostolic Faith is preserved through Apostolic Succession.
www.stgeorgepiscataway.org /orthofaith.html   (667 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Understanding the Greek Orthodox Church: 4th edition: Books: Demetrios J. Constantelos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Recommended for anyone wanting sound information on Greek Orthodoxy and the Greek Church." Religious Studies Review "Most thought-provoking is his analysis of the formative infl uence of Greek thought on early Christianity.
It is a good introduction to the history, doctrine and culture of the Orthodox Church.
A list and subsequent explanation of Orthodox holy days, such as Lazarus Saturday or the Sunday of Orthodoxy, would be useful, since sacred time is very important to the Orthodox Church.
www.amazon.com /Understanding-Greek-Orthodox-Church-4th/dp/0917653505   (1347 words)

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