HyperDic: eastern_church

English > 2 senses of the expression Eastern Church:
NOUNgroupEastern Church, Orthodox Church, Orthodox Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Eastern Orthodoxderived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites
groupEastern Church, Byzantine Churchthe Catholic Church as it existed in the Byzantine Empire
English > Eastern Church: 2 senses > noun 1, group
Meaningderived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites.
SynonymsOrthodox Church, Orthodox Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Eastern Orthodox
Category ofbishopA senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority
canonization, canonisation(Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
NarrowerGreek Orthodox Church, Greek Churchstate church of Greece
Russian Orthodox ChurchAn independent church / church with its own Patriarch
BroaderCatholic ChurchAny of several churches / churches claiming to have maintained historical continuity with the original Christian Church
SpanishIglesia Católica Ortodoxa, Iglesia Oriental, iglesia ortodoxa, Iglesia Ortodoxa, Iglesia Ortodoxa Oriental, Ortodoxia Oriental
English > Eastern Church: 2 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningThe Catholic Church as it existed in the Byzantine Empire.
SynonymByzantine Church
BroaderCatholic ChurchAny of several churches / churches claiming to have maintained historical continuity with the original Christian Church
Spanishiglesia bizantina

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