Orthodox Church

Orthodox Church NOUN a Christian Church acknowledging the authority of the patriarch of Constantinople.

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  • Orthodox Church — • The body of Christians in union with the Patriarch of Constantinople but in schism with the Pope of Rome. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Orthodox Church     Orthodox Church …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Orthodox Church — noun count or uncount a Christian church most of whose members live in eastern Europe and parts of Asia and Africa: the Eastern/Greek/Russian Orthodox Church …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Orthodox Church — n [U and C] one of the Christian churches in Greece, eastern Europe, and parts of Asia …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Orthodox Church — noun derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑Orthodox Catholic Church, ↑Eastern Orthodox Church, ↑Eastern Church, ↑Eastern Orthodox • Members of this Topic: ↑canonization, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Orthodox Church — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms Orthodox Church : singular Orthodox Church plural Orthodox Churches a Christian church most of whose members live in eastern Europe and parts of Asia and Africa the Eastern/Greek/Russian Orthodox… …   English dictionary

  • Orthodox Church — 1. the Christian church comprising the local and national Eastern churches that are in communion with the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople; Byzantine Church. 2. (originally) the Christian church of those countries formerly comprising the… …   Universalium

  • ORTHODOX CHURCH —    also termed the Eastern Greek or Greco Russian Church. A family of churches which are situated mainly in eastern Europe. Each member Church is independent in its internal administration but share the same FAITH in communion with other churches …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Orthodox Church — ♦ The dominant form of Christianity in the Byzantine Empire and in the Slavic lands converted from that empire. Its leaders were the patriarchs of Constantinople, Alexandria, Jerusalem and Antioch; after 1054 the Orthodox churches broke with the… …   Medieval glossary

  • Orthodox Church — Or′thodox Church′ n. 1) rel the Christian church comprising the local and national Eastern churches that are in communion with the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople; Byzantine Church 2) rel (orig.) the Christian church of those countries… …   From formal English to slang

  • Orthodox Church — noun a Christian Church or federation of Churches acknowledging the authority of the patriarch of Constantinople and originating in the Greek speaking Church of the Byzantine Empire …   English new terms dictionary

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