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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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But later, driven out of Constantinople, the Eastern Orthodox Church moved to Moscow under the patronage of Grand Duke Ivan 111, ruler of Muscovy, leaving a rump Byzantine to limp along until the end of the Ottoman Empire in the early twentieth century.
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.
Pippidi, Alina Mungiu: "The Ruler and the Patriarch: The Romanian Eastern Orthodox Church in Transition", in East European Constitutional Review, Spring 1998
John Maximovitch Eastern Orthodox Church, to talk about spirituality.
8) It is good for us to note with appreciation the teaching of theosis (deification) of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Also, after the Berlin Wall fell, a renewed sense of possibility gripped the Eastern Orthodox Church in general.
On the other side is the Eastern Orthodox Church, which is strictly pro-life.
This is why the crusades came about - to free the Eastern Orthodox Church from the rule of Islam which had conquered it.
Each year, several girls are selected to participate in a weeklong program that gives them the opportunity to experience an alternative lifestyle -- being sisters of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
He's also afraid of closer relations with the Eastern Orthodox church, which invests much greater authority at the level of bishop than Catholics do.
As hypnotic, and occasionally Byzantine, as its subject, pic travels to North Africa, Russia and the Balkans to explore the reaches of music associated with the Eastern Orthodox church.
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).

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