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Orthodox Eastern Church

(Encyclopedia)Orthodox 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 acc...

Eastern Church

(Encyclopedia)Eastern Church: see Orthodox Eastern Church. ...

Russian Church

(Encyclopedia)Russian Church: see Orthodox Eastern Church. ...

Greek Church

(Encyclopedia)Greek Church: see Orthodox Eastern Church. ...

Jacobite Church

(Encyclopedia)Jacobite Church jăkˈəbītˌ [key], officially Syrian Orthodox Church, Christian church of Syria, Iraq, and India, recognizing the Syrian Orthodox patriarch of Antioch as its spiritual head, regarde...

Armenian Church

(Encyclopedia)Armenian Church, autonomous Christian church, sometimes also called the Gregorian Church. Its head, a primate of honor only, is the catholicos of Yejmiadzin, Armenia; Karekin II became catholicos in 1...

Church Slavonic

(Encyclopedia)Church Slavonic, language belonging to the South Slavic group of the Slavic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Slavic languages). Although it is still the liturgical language of m...

catholic church

(Encyclopedia)catholic church [Gr.,=universal], the body of Christians, living and dead, considered as an organization. The word catholic was first used c.110 to describe the Church by St. Ignatius of Antioch. In s...

Byzantine rite

(Encyclopedia)Byzantine rite: see Orthodox Eastern Church. ...

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