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  MSN Encarta - Print Preview - Orthodox Church
The Orthodox Church in Ukraine was moving toward autonomous status in the early 2000s, although this move was a point of dispute with the Russian patriarchate.
By the 10th century Bulgarian was the language of the church, and in the early 10th century, by decree of Tsar Simeon, it became an autocephalous patriarchate in defiance of Constantinople.
The Orthodox Church of Greece is headed by the archbishop of Athens and all Greece, who serves as president of a synod of bishops that governs the church.
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 Orthodox Eastern Church. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Orthodox acceptance of the seven councils resulted in the exclusion from their communion, on grounds of heresy, of the Nestorian, Jacobite, Coptic, and Armenian churches; it also involves holding a sacramental doctrine of grace ex opere operato (see grace) and of veneration of the Virgin Mary, two points differentiating the Orthodox from Protestants.
The number of Orthodox churches recognizing one another as such is indefinite because of the fluid state of the relations of Orthodox bishops in countries to which communicants have emigrated.
The Orthodox churches of Finland and of Poland, founded after World War I, lost most of their members when the eastern sections of the countries were repossessed by the Soviet Union in World War II.
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 Eastern Orthodox Church organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eastern Orthodox Churches are a communion comprising the collective body of fourteen or fifteen separate autocephalous hierarchical churches that recognize each other as "canonical" Orthodox Christian churches (there is an essentially political disagreement about whether the number is 14 or 15).
Disagreement about the answer to that question was one of the causes of the Great Schism in the year 1054, which split the church into the western Roman Catholic Church, headed by the Patriarch of Rome, and the Eastern Orthodox Church, led by the four eastern patriarchs.
These Churches are resistant to what they perceive as the errors of Modernism and Ecumenism in mainstream Orthodoxy, but they do not consider themselves schismatic; they do refrain from concelebration of the Divine Liturgy with the mainline Orthodox Churches while they remain fully within the canonical boundaries of the Church, i.e.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eastern_Orthodox_Communion   (851 words)

 Orthodox Church of Cyprus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The Orthodox Church of Cyprus is one of the oldest autocephalous churches in the eastern communion.
During the period of British control (1878-1958) the Cypriot church was at the forefront of the movement seeking union with Greece.
Archbishop of Nova Justiniana and all Cyprus, POB 1130, Arch.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/christ/east/orthcyp.html   (201 words)

After Cyprus became independent in August 1960, the period up till 1974 was devoted to attempts to contrive some acceptable method of power-sharing that would not involve such a traumatic upheaval which could in practice only be undertaken by the exercise of physical force by the Turkish army.
Under Latin rule the Greek Orthodox church was harshly subordinated to that of Rome; the Greek bishops (cut down from 14 to 4) had to do homage to those of Rome and were forced to live in remote villages.
But the orthodox bishops were allowed to return to their sees, and, since the absence of an Archbishop was, according to Ottoman practice, bureaucratically irregular, one was hastily produced from Constantinople and recognized as Ethnarch, or spokesman for his people.
www.cyprus-conflict.net /narrative-main.htm   (5375 words)

Cyprus has an area of 5,747 square miles, and the population in the government-controlled areas is estimated at 749,200.
The 1960 Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus specifies that the Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus, which is not under the authority of the mainland Greek Orthodox Church, has the exclusive right to regulate and administer its internal affairs and property in accordance with its holy canons and charter.
Greek Cypriots report that unused Orthodox churches and cemeteries in the north continued to be robbed and vandalized, and the Government maintained its claim that Orthodox icons had been smuggled out of the north.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2005/51547.htm   (2559 words)

 From Cyprus to Munich
The Menil Foundation of Houston, with approval of Cypriot government and church authorities, purchases from Dikman thirteenth-century frescoes of Christ Pantokrator ("All Sovereign") and the Virgin with archangels stolen from the Church of the Blessed Themonianos near the village of Lysi in northern Cyprus.
Built in the twelfth century as a monastic church, it was decorated in the fifteenth century with frescoes of the Tree of Jesse (a pictorial genealogy of the descendants of Jesse) and the Last Judgment.
Near the village of Komi Tou Yalou in northern Cyprus, the church was built in the seventh or eighth century.
www.archaeology.org /online/features/cyprus   (2100 words)

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Church of Cyprus officials testified that they intend to re-establish the congregation at the Kanakaria Church as soon as Greek Cypriots are permitted to return safely to Lythr ankomi.
Cyprus adequately established the elements of replevin under Indiana law, on which ground alone we affirm the district court\rquote s decision to award the possession of the mosaics to the Church of C yprus.
The attempt of t he government established in northern Cyprus by the Turkish military to divest the Greek Cypriot church of ownership of the mosaics might be viewed as an interference of the sort contemplated by the 1954 Hague Convention.
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 Father Demetrios Serfes - Monasticism In Cyprus
However, our faithfulness to Christ and His Church the Holy Orthodox Faith is essential, and the way of a pious Orthodox Christian is by prayer and contrition of heart, as was seen as essential support for the social and spiritual fabric of the Cypriot children of our Lord and God.
Church tradition holds that it was founded by St. Helen, the mother of Constantine the Great, when she passed through Cyprus while returning from the Holy Land when she had already found Christ's Cross.
When the confrontation of Byzantines and Arabs in Cyprus came to an end in the second half of the 10th century and the Byzantines dominated the island, the Emperor's interest was shown in various ways.
www.serfes.org /orthodox/cyprus.htm   (4610 words)

After the conquest of Cyprus by the Arabs, 632-647, the Christian population with its bishops emigrated to the mainland.
The ecclesiastical history of Cyprus during this sad period is one of conflict between the two rival communions, the Greeks being always looked on as more or less schismatic both by the Latins and by the Greek Patriarch of Constantinople.
After 1900 strife arose in the ancient Church of St. Barnabas, and it was found impossible to name a successor to the archbishop who died in that year.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04589a.htm   (1511 words)

 Father Demetrios Serfes - Life Of Saint Lazarus
It is known that since the occupation of Cyprus by the Turks in 1571 until the middle of the 18th century, all belfries were banned by the conquerors as well as the use of bells in Christian churches.
The church of St. Lazarus in Larnaca however, had belts long before 1856 and the Turks tolerated this, owing to the fact that the people of Larnaca had freer movements because of the existence of the foreign Consulates and of a large European colony in their town.
During the Turkish occupation the Church Committee was considered as the Committee of the whole Scala community, being highly esteemed by the townsmen who referred to it for the solution of their problems; at the same time, the Turkish authorities looked upon it as a factor that had to be considered.
www.serfes.org /lives/stlazarus.htm   (4343 words)

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I think that the Church of Cyprus is in a position to contribute in the effort of the Patriarchate to spread the Orthodox Christian Faith among the indigenous population of the African continent and especially in the Eastern African countries where already a few thousand Africans have accepted Orthodoxy.
For this purpose, the Archbishopric of Cyprus is ready to contribute in the establishment of a Theological Seminary in the capital of Kenya, Nairobi.
We are rejoicing because the Church of Cyprus is one of the godparents of this African Orthodox Church.
www.greece.org /GOPATALEX/Mission/archmakarios_kenya_en.htm   (4816 words)

 CYPRUS, CHURCH OF - Online Information article about CYPRUS, CHURCH OF
CHURCH (according to most authorities derived from the Gr.
homage and swear fealty to the Latin Church.
History of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus (1901).
encyclopedia.jrank.org /CRE_DAH/CYPRUS_CHURCH_OF.html   (719 words)

In the early sixth century, A.D., a large mosaic was affixed to the apse of the Church of the Panagia Kanakaria ("Kanakaria Church") in the village of Lythrankonu, Cyprus.
Church of Cyprus officials testified that they intend to re-establish the congregation at the Kanakaria Church as soon as Greek Cypriots are permitted to return safely to Lythrankomi.
Cyprus adequately established the elements of replevin under Indiana law, on which ground alone we affirm the district court's decision to award the possession of the mosaics to the Church of Cyprus.
www.urich.edu /~wolf/auto.htm   (6034 words)

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The Orthodox Patriarchal Seminary was the brainchild of Archbishop Makarios III, Hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus and President of the Republic of Cyprus.
The Church, which is truly the African Orthodox Church, is struggling to find ways and means to support itself and to build upon the foundations of the original work of the Apostle Mark, Evangelist of Africa.
Churches, schools, health centres, nursery schools are being built throughout the continent.
www.greece.org /GOPATALEX/Mission/patschool_nairobi_en.htm   (585 words)

 A Visit to Some of the Maronite
The pax was given the whole way round the church, to the server, the minister, the men, and lastly the to the women and children.
The church is dedicated in honour of the Holy Cross, Stavros, and on Holy Cross day the older of the two corsses is carried in procession round the outside of the church.
It is unfortunately noticeable that in the towns the Maronite is regarded as the peasant church and that as the people rise in the world they are apt to leave their own rite for the Latin.
www.mari.org /JMS/april99/A_Visit_to_Some_of_the_Maronite.htm   (1775 words)

 Theology Today - Vol 31, No. 4 - January 1975 - CRITICSCORNER - A Profile of Makarios
As I now recall the interview, in the light of the present crisis on Cyprus, I remember the serenity and poise of the Archbishop sitting behind his desk, personifying his dual offices as primate of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus and as president of the Republic.
The church's influence was paradoxically heightened by her forced concern in secular affairs.
In assuming their roles as Ethnarchs, the Greek Orthodox Church leaders, and the faithful priests of Orthodoxy, are certainly not instigators nor politically ambitious troublemakers.
theologytoday.ptsem.edu /jan1975/v31-4-criticscorner5.htm   (1166 words)

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.
These sixteen Churches are: (1) The four Eastern patriarchates — Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem — and the Church of Cyprus, independent since the Council of Ephesus.
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   (536 words)

 Orthodox churches
Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria and all Africa
The Diocese of the Armenian Church in North America was established in 1898 by Catholicos Mkrtich I, Catholicos of All Armenians to oversee the spiritual and cultural needs of the newly established Armenian communities in the United States and Canada.
The head of the church is the Catholicos of the East, headquartered in Kottayam, Kerala (India).
www.ecumenism.net /denom/orthodox.htm   (1195 words)

Both the Greek Orthodox Church and the Vakf are exempt from taxes with regard to religious activity.
Greek Cypriots report that unused Orthodox churches and cemeteries continued to be robbed and vandalized.
Despite agreement between the Government of Cyprus and the Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus on the particulars of the Apostolos Andreas restoration project, some Greek Cypriots oppose the plan to remove some relatively recent construction on top of the monastery in order to enable experts to best preserve the historic structure underneath.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2004/35449.htm   (2466 words)

 Cypriot Church Art Found
Cypriot church authorities approved the purchase on the condition that the frescoes, now displayed in Houston, would eventually be returned to Cyprus.
The Antifonitis monastery and the Kanakariá and St. Themonianos churches are all in northern Cyprus, which was invaded by Turkey in 1974.
Many churches there were later despoiled, and Dikmen appears to have had a major role in the sale of the artworks stripped from them.
www.archaeology.org /9803/newsbriefs/cyprus.html   (319 words)

 Cyprus Church vs. Sodomy Reform
The homophobic clock is ticking in Cyprus with EU membership hanging in the balance, the Archbishop frothing at the mouth and the Parliament poised for a vote.
Instead of moving towards membership in the European Union, Cyprus may lose its membership in the Council of Europe if homosexual acts between consenting adults aren't decriminalized in May, but the Greek Orthodox Church in Cyprus has mounted a major campaign in defense of the sodomy law.
It was 1993 when Cyprus gay activist Alecos Modinos won his European Court case which ordered the sodomy reform, and a meeting of the Council of Europe on April 7 gave the island nation one more month before it will consider disciplinary action.
www.sodomylaws.org /world/cyprus/cynews06.htm   (418 words)

 MWC - Cyprus Orthodox Church Hosts World Communions' General Secretaries
NICOSIA, Cyprus — The Conference of Secretaries of Christian World Communions (CS/CWCs), meeting here this year, learned about the history and biblical roots of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus.
Leonidas Pantelidis, ambassador from Cyprus to Greece and a guest at the gathering, shared the history of Cyprus, and Tassos Papadopoulos, president of Cyprus, gave a reception.
Bishop Nikiforos, Abbot of the Monastery of Kykkos, the Orthodox Church of Cyprus, hosted the event.
www.mwc-cmm.org /News/MWC/031107rls1.html   (244 words)

 CNN.com - Cyprus bishop cleared of homosexuality charges - November 16, 2000
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- A popular Cypriot bishop was acquitted of homosexuality charges by a specially convened council of top church officials, bringing to a close one chapter of a scandal that has shaken the Greek Orthodox church in Cyprus for months.
Charges and countercharges by rival church factions, including claims of payments to witnesses, have for weeks dominated radio and TV news, talk shows and the print media of this small holiday island.
Athanasios is widely thought to be the choice for successor of Archbishop Chrysostomos, the aging head of the Cyprus Church.
archives.cnn.com /2000/WORLD/meast/11/16/cyprus.churchscandal.ap   (439 words)

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In the early sixth century, A.D., a large mosaic was affixed to the apse of the Church of the Panagia Kanakaria ("Kanakaria Church") in the village of Lythrankomi, Cyprus.
The only things of which Judge Noland was sure was that Goldberg did not contact the Republic of Cyprus or the TRNC (from one of whose lands she knew the mosaics had come); the Church of Cyprus; "Interpol," a European information-sharing network for police forces; nor "a single disinterested expert on Byzantine art."
Further, in this case the assessment of Cyprus' diligence necessarily involves a contextual analysis of "a particular and nonrecurring set of historical events," as well as an assessment of the credibility of the various witnesses who testified as to what Cypriot officials knew and when they knew it.
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