Eastern Catholicism
Eastern Catholic Churches are self-governing particular churches in full communion with the Pope. Together with the Latin Church, they make up the Catholic Church. Their liturgical, devotional and the...
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Roman Catholic (term)
The term Roman Catholic appeared in the English language at the beginning of the 17th century, to differentiate members of the Catholic Church (in communion with the Pope) from other Christians who u...
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Orientalium Ecclesiarum
Orientalium Ecclesiarum is the Second Vatican Council's Decree on the Eastern Catholic Churches. One of the shortest conciliar documents, it was approved by a vote of 2,110 to 39 and promulgated by Po...
Georgian Byzantine-Rite Catholics
Georgian Byzantine Rite Catholics (Catholics of Georgian nationality or origin who are of Byzantine or "Greek" rite) are not now reported in published sources as existing.
Towards the end of the 1...
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Eastern Catholic Churches
Eastern Catholic Churches are self-governing particular churches in full communion with the Pope. Together with the Latin Church, they make up the Catholic Church. Their liturgical, devotional and the...
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East–West Schism
The East–West Schism is the break of communion between what are now the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches which began in the 11th century.There had long been ecclesiastical differences and ...
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Ethiopian Catholic Church
The Ethiopian Catholic Church is a Metropolitan sui iuris Eastern particular Church within the Catholic Church. Established in 1930, its membership includes inhabitants of Ethiopia.Like the other Eas...
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Melkite
The term "Melkite" (/ˈmɛlkaɪt/), also written "Melchite", refers to various Byzantine Rite Christian churches and their members originating in the Middle East. The word comes from the Syriac word malk...
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Icon
An icon (from Greek εἰκών eikōn "image") is generally a flat panel painting depicting Jesus, Mary, saints and angels, which is venerated among Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and in certain Easte...
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Desert Fathers
The Desert Fathers (there were also Desert Mothers) were male Christian hermits, ascetics, and monks who lived mainly in the Scetes desert of Egypt beginning around the third century AD. The Apophtheg...
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Holy Synod
In several of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches and Eastern Catholic Churches, the patriarch or head bishop is elected by a group of bishops called the Holy Synod. For instance, the Holy Syn...
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Armenian Catholic Church
The Armenian Catholic Church (Armenian: Հայ Կաթողիկէ Եկեղեցի, Hay Kat’oġikē Ekeġec’i) is a sui juris Eastern Catholic Church in union with the other Eastern Rite, Oriental Rite and Latin Rite Cath...
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Iconolatry
Iconolatry: from the two Greek terms eikon, denoting simply a picture or image, and latreia, to adore. See icon.Icon in Greek simply denotes a picture but has now come to be closely associated with re...
Cornerstone
The cornerstone (or foundation stone) concept is derived from the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation, important since all other stones will be set in reference to this stone, ...
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Katskhi pillar
The Katskhi pillar (Georgian: კაცხის სვეტი, kac'xis svet'i) is a natural limestone monolith located at the village of Katskhi in western Georgian region of Imereti, near the town of Chiatura. It i...
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Josyf Slipyj
Josyf Slipyj (Ukrainian: Йосип Сліпий) (17 February 1892 – 7 September 1984) was a Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and a Cardinal of the Catholic Church.
He was born in...
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Mekhitarist Monastery of Vienna
The Mekhitarist Monastery of Vienna (Armenian: Վիեննայի Մխիթարեան Վանատուն) is an Armenian monastery founded in 1810 in Vienna, Austria. The monastery was established after the original home of th...
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Romanian Church United with Rome, Greek-Catholic
The Romanian Church United with Rome, Greek-Catholic (Romanian: Biserica Română Unită cu Roma, Greco-Catolică) is a sui iuris Eastern Catholic Church, in full union with the Roman Catholic Church....
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Coonan Cross Oath
The Coonan Cross Oath (Koonan Kurishu Satyam), taken on 3 January 1653, was a public avowal by members of the Saint Thomas Christian community of Kerala, India that they would not submit to Portuguese...
Theophany
Theophany (from Ancient Greek (ἡ) θεοφάνεια theophaneia, meaning "appearance of a god") refers to the appearance of a deity to a human or other being.This term has been used to refer to appearances of...
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Prime (liturgy)
Prime, or the First Hour, is a fixed time of prayer of the traditional Divine Office (Canonical Hours), said at the first hour of daylight (approximately 6:00 a.m.), between the morning Hour of Lauds ...
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Little Hours
The Little Hours are the fixed daytime hours of prayer in the Divine Office of Christians, in both Western Christianity and the Eastern Orthodox Church. These Hours are called 'little' due to their ...