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Greek 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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Greek Orthodox Church

1. Also called Greek Church the established Church of Greece, governed by the holy synod of Greece, in which the Metropolitan of Athens has primacy of honour
2. another name for Orthodox Church
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No matter what country your parents immigrated to, no matter what city or neighborhood you grew up in, there is a good chance that a Greek church is nearby.
194); a token supporting the view that the conscience of Ancient Greek inheritance was encouraged by the Greek Church during the Ottoman period.
Construction on the two-story, 20,000-square-foot temple -- which will be similar in design to a Greek church, having a flat building with a gold dome -- began in March.
Trips to Greece and the States are accommodated within the poet's chosen imagistic range--he discusses flowers with Stanley Kunitz, memorialises family members briefly with votive candles in the Greek church of the title.
Smith, Helena, 2000, "Greek Church at War over Plans to Change ID Cards," The Guardian, 21 May.
Pool at Blue Lagoon Village (main picture), Kos harbour (inset right) and a Greek church overlooking the island
In the 1950s and 1960s Archbishop Anastasios restarted Greek missionary work after centuries of the Greek Church being unable to participate in mission.
First, she notes the general desire for reconciliation with the Greek Church which had come to a head both with the Council of Florence (1438-1442) and the Lateran Council (1512-1517).
Although the subject of I Dexia Tsepi tou Rassou: Nouvela (The right pocket of the cassock: A novella) is drawn from items of Hellenic interest, and true ones at that--the death of the head of the Greek Church, Archbishop Christodoulos, on January 28, 2008, and the subsequent election of Archbishop Hieronymos as his successor--Makridakis's plot device of setting the action away from the "real" world and in the timelessness of an old island monastery, abandoned by all but a hermit monk and his dog, bares the allegorical and satirical substratum of his tale to a universal understanding.
Papathanasiou, on the theology of the Greek Church, and Aristotle Papanikolaou, on the concept of personhood in twentieth-century Orthodox theology, both offer more critical approaches; their presentation of some of the problems of interpretation arising from the standard earlier and recent accounts of Orthodoxy is welcome in a subject where there is a danger of resorting to bland general statements.
Greek Church had allocated the land of the cemetery in 2005.