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Eastern Church:

see Orthodox Eastern ChurchOrthodox Eastern Church,
community of Christian churches whose chief strength is in the Middle East and E Europe. Their members number some 300 million worldwide. The Orthodox agree doctrinally in accepting as ecumenical the first seven councils (see council, ecumenical) and in
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By contrast, the Eastern Orthodox Church, like the Roman Catholic Church, limits its priesthood to men, condemns homosexual relations and values traditional forms of worship.
In the great tradition of the holy icons of the Eastern Orthodox Church we see the spacious reality of the divine community.
Thus, corresponding to each Oriental and Eastern Orthodox church, a Catholic equivalent arose: Chaldean (Assyrian) Catholic (1553), Syrian Catholic (1663), Melkite (Greek) Catholic (1724), Armenian Catholic (1742), and Coptic Catholic (1895).
In keeping with their titles--an iconostasis is a partition with doors that divides the sanctuary in an Eastern Orthodox Church from the rest of the church upon which icons are displayed--the works of Kubina are meant to be icon and partition at the same time.
The Valaam Ensemble performance is being co-sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF), an on-campus organization comprised of ASU students belonging to the Eastern Orthodox Church, and a local Eastern Orthodox mission parish, St.
What's happened in the Eastern Orthodox church -- and it's happened with everybody else -- (is) that you have first, second, third, fourth-generation Americans here, they don't know what the customs, traditions and practices are, just because they haven't been exposed to them,'' Mr.
The patriarch was the first head of the Eastern Orthodox church to attend a papal enthronement since the church split from the Catholic church nearly 1,000 years ago.
In the Eastern Orthodox Church, however, the feast does not stand alone.
Though there are many issues that continue to separate the Eastern Orthodox Church from the various Western confessions, issues that in themselves have received more attention because of their status as long-standing grievances between the two sides, one potential problem yet unconsidered by those engaged in ecumenical dialogue is the role of Western Rite Orthodoxy.
The Saudi government disagrees with the decision, pointing to the fact that "other Christian communions lay claim to the term 'Catholic' such as the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox Church," according to the Saudi Communication and Information Technology Commission, which lodged the complaint.
According to Al-Bustan literature, Eastern Orthodox Church music "never fails to move and stir emotions, whether one is religious or not.
Some prominent "pro-life" organizations include The National Right to Life, Pro-Life Action League, Operation Rescue, the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, Americans United for Life, the National Association of Evangelicals, Family Research Council, Christian Coalition of America, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon Church).

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