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  Eastern Rite Catholic Churches - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is therefore inaccurate to refer to it as a "Uniate" Church.
Byzantine Church of the Eparchy of Križevci (an eparchy and an apostolic exarchate): Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro (1611)
Hungarian Byzantine Catholic Church (an eparchy and an apostolic exarchate): Hungary (1646)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Uniate   (3419 words)

 Romanian Church United with Rome, Greek-Catholic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Romanian Church United with Rome, Greek-Catholic (in Romanian: Biserica Română Unită cu Roma, Greco-Catolică) is an Eastern Rite or Greek-Catholic Church ranked as a Major Archiepiscopal Church, which uses the Byzantine liturgical rite in the Romanian language.
Since 1994, the Romanian Greek-Catholic Church has been led by the Most Reverend Lucian Mureşan, Archbishop of Făgăraş and Alba Julia, who on 2005-12-16 became its first Major Archbishop when it was raised to the rank of a Major Archiepiscopal Church by Benedict XVI.
On December 16, 2005, the Church was raised to the dignity of a Major Archiepiscopal Church.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Romanian_Greek-Catholic_Uniate_Church   (1067 words)

Thus the Ruthenian Church of Galicia, the Rumanian Church of Austria-Hungary, the Bulgarian Church of Turkish Bulgaria, the Melchite Church of Syria, the Georgian Church, the Italo-Greek Church, and the Church of the Greeks in Turkey or in the Hellenic Kingdom -- all of them Catholic -- are often called the United Greek Churches.
The superior hierarchy of a Greek Church at the period we are treating of, viz., from the fourth to the tenth century, was composed of a patriarch, a catholicos, the greater metropolitans, the autocephalous metropolitans, the archbishops and the bishops.
A sub-type of the Syriac rite is represented by the liturgies used in the Syriac Churches of Mesopotamia and Persia; the liturgy of Sts.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06752a.htm   (18179 words)

 Ukrainian Uniate Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Like other Uniate churches, the Ukrainian Uniate Church maintains allegiance to the Roman Catholic Church while observing the rites of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
The Ukrainian Uniate Church recognises the primacy of the see of Rome but retains its own eastern traditions, for example allowing its clergy to marry.
The Ukrainian Uniate Church was established in 1596 by the Union of Brest-Litovsk.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/christ/east/uuc.html   (159 words)

 Travel through south-eastern Poland
North of the Rynek are the Renaissance parish church and, on the hill beyond, a fortified Benedictine convent, while to the east is the mid-eighteenth-century Uniate church.
At the foot of the hill is an intact mid-eighteenth-century ensemble from the village of Rosolin, consisting of church, belfry and mortuary.
The large modern building in the center was constructed in the 1980s by the local Uniate majority, who had previously made an unsuccessful petition for the early nineteenth-century wooden church at the western end of the village, which is currently used by the Orthodox community.
www.lemko.org /lih/travel/beskid.html   (9980 words)

 BAOC history
During its early development, the Orthodox Church in the Belarusian principalities was a part of the Church administration headed by the Metropolitan of Kiev.
In 1886, the Muscovite Church has formally annexed the Ukrainian and Lithuanian Churches with payment of 120 saber furs and 200 pieces of gold to the Patriarch of Constantinople, Dionisios IV, who was deprived of his office for this un-canonical transfer.
On July 23, 1922, at a Sobor in Miensk, the Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Metropolia was resurrected, separate from the Patriarch of Moscow and the Pope of Rome, with Metropolitan Melchisedek, formerly a hierarch of the Muscovite Church, as Primate.
www.belarusguide.com /culture1/religion/BAOC.html   (2663 words)

 [ Religion and Tolerance ]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
On the Belarusian lands, the Uniate Church comprised some three-quarters of the population until 1839, when it was abolished by Russia, which in the second half of the 18th century partitioned the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth along with Prussia and Austro-Hungary and came into possession of a larger part of Belarusian and Ukrainian ethnic territories.
In 1689, the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, loosely connected with the Patriarch of Constantinople, lost its semi-independent status and become linked to Moscow's Orthodox Patriarchate, which began to appoint metropolitans in Kyiv and exert religious, political, and cultural influence on Ukraine.
The revival of the Uniate Church in western Ukraine (under Polish control) in the first half of the 20th century was connected with the activities of Greek Catholic Metropolitan Sheptytskyy.
www.rferl.org /specials/religion/minorities/uniates.asp   (482 words)

In 1699 and 1701, Emperor Leopold I decreed Transylvania's Orthodox Church to be one with the Roman Catholic Church; the Habsburgs, however, never intended to make the Uniate Church a "received" religion and did not enforce portions of Leopold's decrees that gave Uniate clergymen the same rights as Catholic priests.
Uniate clergymen had influence in Vienna; and Uniate priests schooled in Rome and Vienna acquainted the Romanians with Western ideas, wrote histories tracing their Daco-Roman origins, adapted the Latin alphabet to the Romanian language, and published Romanian grammars and prayer books.
The Uniate Church's seat at Blaj, in southern Transylvania, became a center of Romanian culture.
countrystudies.us /romania/9.htm   (561 words)

 Uniates seeking Truth
Uniate believers were administratively converted to Orthodoxy (some of them chose Roman Catholicism), while clergy who refused were exiled to Siberia or interior Russia.
The Uniate churches were created by the Vatican on territories of all Orthodox churches.
Whereas "Russian Uniates," who have become the topic of serious ecclesiastical correspondence, constitute barely a couple of hundred persons and there are no more than 300,000 Catholics in Russia, the Greek Catholics that have been assigned by the cardinal to "Latin care" constitute, by various estimates, from 500,000 to 1,500,000.
www.exorthodoxforchrist.com /uniates_seeking_truth.htm   (1239 words)

 History of the Belarusians Greek Catholic Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Belarusian Greek-Catholic Churche, popularly known as 'Uniate', was established over 400 hundred years ago when bishops and dignitaries of the then Orthodox Metropolitan Province of Kiev assembled together at the Synod in Brest and reestablished Union with the See of Rome, at the same time retaining their particular rites and usages.
Thus throughout the 17th and greater part of the 18th century, the centre of the Uniate Church was in Belarus.
The Belarusian Greek Catholic Church has been alone in, without compromising the universal message of salvation, identifying herself with the people among whom she was called to proclaim this message, sharing with them their joys and sorrows.
www.belarusians.co.uk /catholic/history-church.html   (4604 words)

 Romania The Uniate Church - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
The suppression of the Uniate Church required collaboration between the regime and the Romanian Orthodox Church hierarchy, which maintained that the Uniates had been forcibly subjugated to Rome and were simply being reintegrated into the church where they properly belonged.
That the Uniate Church survived, albeit precariously and underground, long after it officially had ceased to exist was an embarrassment to the regime and the Orthodox leadership.
After 1977 some Uniate clergymen led a movement demanding the reinstatement of their church and full restoration of rights in accordance with constitutional provisions for freedom of worship.
www.photius.com /countries/romania/society/romania_society_the_uniate_church.html   (323 words)

 Church of Romania - OrthodoxWiki
The Church of Romania is one of the autocephalous Orthodox churches.
Some Romanian Orthodox regard their church to be the first national, first attested, and first apostolic church in Europe and view the Apostle Andrew as the church's founder.
The Romanian Orthodox Church is one of only three autocephalous or autonomous Orthodox churches using a Romance language as a principal liturgical language.
www.orthodoxwiki.org /Church_of_Romania   (2181 words)

 Christian Today > Christian News, Updated Daily > Ukraine Church Moves to Kiev Fueling Catholic-Orthodox “Rivalry”
The Uniate Church is claims to have six million members mainly in western Ukraine and 1.5 million more among Ukrainians living in Russia.
The Uniate Church was banned as the Orthodox Russian Empire expanded into Ukraine in the 17th and 18th century.
According to BBC’s European affairs analyst Jan Repa, the Uniate Church is indicating that it sees itself as a pan-Ukrainian church rather than a regional peculiarity, in its decision to move its headquarters to Kiev.
www.christiantoday.com /news/europe/ukraine.church.moves.to.kiev.fueling.catholic.orthodox.rivalry/533.htm   (522 words)

 Pontifications » Blog Archive » An Anglican Uniate Rite?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
A “uniate” Church is a Church which is self-governing while in communion with Rome, because it historically has an Apostolic foundation independent of the Church of Rome.
The Irish and Scottish churches, evangelized by St. Patrick and St. Aidan of Iona, were loosely organized and somewhat in decline by the time St. Augustine of Canterbury arrived from Rome in 597.
In an era when the Church was developing greater separation from the State, such as by the Lateran Council of 1077, the English monarchy was pressing to retain control.
catholica.pontifications.net /?p=1737   (5448 words)

 Surdesti - Uniate Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The new church at the convent in Barsana now claims the record at 56 meters.
The church was built in 1724 and today serves the 400 families living in Surdesti.
Like most wooden churches in Maramures, it is built almost entirely from oak without metal nails.
www.johnrausch.com /Maramures/surde03.htm   (83 words)

 Uniate Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
A branch of the Catholic Church that preserved the Eastern Rite and discipline but submitted to papal authority.
In the Soviet Union, the Uriate Church is found primarily in the western Ukrainian Republic, where it has been referred to as the Ukrainian Catholic Church.
It is one of the Eastern Rite Catholic churches.
www.cold-war.info /glossary/uniate-church.html   (99 words)

 Religion: Eastern Rite Churches
In this context both the leaders of the Church and the Polish government of the day, favored the Church becoming autocephalous, that is, independent.
Though the Uniate Bishops had expected to bring over to the Catholic faith their entire flocks, in fact a large proportion of the congregations chose to remain Orthodox and today, Polish official statistics indicate that the Orthodox outnumber the Uniates in Poland by a factor of 5 to 1.
It is St. Nikita Byzantine-Slavonic Catholic Church in the parish of Kostomloty and Sanktuarium which is situated in Dobratycze near the border with Byelorussia.
info-poland.buffalo.edu /religion/easternrite.html   (795 words)

In 1839 the Uniate Church of Belarus, to which about 75% of the population adhered, was forcibly converted to Russian Orthodoxy.
Though officially reconstituted in 1983, the Catholic Apostolic Church in America continues an unbroken existence from 1950 when Stephen Meyer Corradi-Scarella established an American outpost of the Catholic Apostolic Church in Brazil [which was] formed in 1946 by Dom Carlos Duarte Costa, a former bishop of the Roman Catholic Church...
Membership: In 1988 the church reported 5,000 members in 20 parishes served by 25 priests in the U.S. There were 3 parishes in Canada served by 2 priests, and mission parishes in Australia and Mexico.
www.adherents.com /Na/Na_141.html   (3365 words)

 Chaldeans or Catholic Assyrians
As early as 1663 a Syrian Uniat Church was organized and later (1830) recognized by the Porte.
In the case of the new Chaldean, Armenian and Syrian Catholic Churches the impact was to be seen with the arrival of Catholic missionaries and teachers.
The new church united with the Roman Catholic Church as it preserved its own private daily life….the followers of this church were called the Chaldean Assyrians, and Sulaqa returned to Beth Nahren hoping to unite all Assyrians under the Roman Catholic Church.” Translation from the Arabic provided by Fred Aprim.
www.nineveh.com /Chaldeans%20or%20Catholic%20Assyrians.html   (5840 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Ukraine church move fuels rivalry
It was agreed that the Uniates would keep their traditional Orthodox rituals - and practices like a married priesthood - but would become part of the Catholic Church.
With the expansion of the Orthodox Russian empire into Ukraine, in the 17th and 18th centuries, the Uniate Church was banned.
The Uniates also want to upgrade their headquarters to the level of a Patriarchate - nominally the equal of the various national Orthodox churches - Russia's included - but still under the authority of the Pope in Rome.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/4166534.stm   (610 words)

 Obrządek bizantyjsko- słowiański na terenie Polski
The Synod held in Lithuanian Brest in 1596 attempted to unite the Russian Orthodox Church with the Latin Catholic Church and posed as one of the conditions for this union that the celebration of the liturgy in the Greek (Byzantine) rite be maintained as it was.
That is to say, the Byzantine (Uniate) rite took on certain characteristics of the Latin rite in matters of organization, structure, theology and liturgy.
Some of these changes, that were the result of the implementation of the Council of Trent, and which enlarged the Latin influence, were codified and rendered universally obligatory for members of the "Uniate Church" by the Synod of Zamosc in 1720.
www.kostomloty-parafia-unicka.siedlce.opoka.org.pl /obrzadek_e.htm   (1141 words)

 *©*´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·-The St. Johns ...
By the apostolic constitution, Christo Pastorum Principi, Pope Pius XI constituted the Malankara hierarchy on 11th June, 1932 with Mar Ivanios as archbishop of Trivandrum and Mar Theophilos as the suffragan bishop of Thiruvalla.
The Syro-Malankara Church is the third hierarchy of the Catholic Church in India.
The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church plays an important role in the educational field in Kerala: in addition to Mar Ivanios College in Trivandrum, the church administers 270 schools and six colleges.
www.geocities.com /mgocsm_stjohns/csyrmalk.htm   (691 words)

 Belarus and the Origin of Slavs - Little of Belorussian & Slavic History
The Union of Brest (1596), which united the Roman Catholic Church with the part of the Orthodox Church that was within the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, was viewed favorably by both the Polish king, Sigismund III, and a number of Orthodox bishops, clergy, and faithful.
In return, the Uniate Church retained its traditional Orthodox rites and customs as well as a measure of autonomy in nondoctrinal matters; it was also given the same rights and privileges as the Roman Catholic Church.
However, fear of the new church's becoming Latinized and Polonized (see Glossary) caused many of the Orthodox faithful to reject the union, and the Orthodox Church continued to exist alongside the Uniate Church in an often bitter struggle.
slavs.freeservers.com /Belarus.html   (1137 words)

 *©*´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·-The St. Johns ...
Members of this church are direct descendants of the Thomas Christians that the Portuguese encountered in 1498 while exploring the Malabar coast of India (now the state of Kerala).
In 1787, Representatives from 84 churches assembled in Angamaly and drew up a document called Angamaly Padiyola which made a strong demand to Rome for native bishops, citing the sins of omission and commission of the foreign missionaries.
In January 1996 Pope John Paul II presided over the opening of a special synod of bishops of the Syro-Malabar Church in Rome which was to attempt to overcome factional disputes that have centered on the proposed liturgical reforms.
www.geocities.com /mgocsm_stjohns/csyrmalb.htm   (1169 words)

 Catholic World News : Uniate Church Celebrates 400th Anniversary
The Greek Catholic, or Uniate, Church was founded in 1596 when Orthodox bishops signed the Union of Brest, acknowledging the pope as spiritual head of the Church.
Under Communist rule in Poland and the Soviet Union, the Uniate Church suffered persecution including a forced merger with the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine.
"Although the Church was underground, it has emerged and is developing in the Ukrainian lands, in the diaspora and in Poland," PAP news agency reported him as saying.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=1543   (234 words)

 The Tablet - lead article
When Anglicans ceased to be held together by the straightforward Erastian fact of accepting the religious claims of the united Crowns of England and Scotland (and that happened as long ago as the reign of William and Mary), they could have sought to preserve their unity in one of three ways.
First, they could have reproduced the pattern of the historic Churches of Christendom and found their unity in the inter woven inheritance of a single doctrinal patrimony and a common ministerial order - "interwoven", because the rationale of an ordered succession of ministers lies in large part in the transmission of a shared faith.
The late Cardinal Hume gave as the chief reason for his (eventual) judgement that he could not support an Anglican "Uniate" Church, united to Rome but not absorbed, the fact that he did not wish to be responsible for creating yet another Church of England.
copies.anglicansonline.org /tablet/tablet990807a.html   (844 words)

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