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  • Greek Orthodox Church
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    The Greek Orthodox Church The Greek Orthodox Church is one of the three major branches of Christianity, which 'stands in today's society as one of the communities created by the apostles of Jesus in the region of the eastern Mediterranean, and which spread by missionary activity throughout Eastern Europe' (Meyendorff 5). The word orthodox comes from Greek, meaning right-believing. currently the orthodox religion has more than 174 million followers throughout the world. The Greek Orthodox church ...
  • Western Church And Orthodox Churches
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    After the 4th century when Constantinople emerged as a great capital and church center, tensions sometimes arose between its leaders and the bishop of Rome. After the fall of Rome to Germanic invaders in 476, the Roman pope was the only guardian of Christian universalism in the West. He began more explicitly to attribute his dominance to Rome's being the burial place of Saint Peter, whom Jesus had called the "rock" on which the church was to be built. The Eastern Christians respected that tradit...
  • Greek Orthodox Church
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    Greek Orthodox Church I have decided to visit a Greek Orthodox Church, Saint Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox church. I went alone because I figured that this would not draw too much attention during the service. I tried to find a near by church that will give the service partially in English. When I found one near me it was my luck that I went at the time when it was all spoken in Greek. The English service was at six in the evening, and the all-Greek service started at ten in the morning. ...
  • Association W The Orthodox Church
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    Two factors to bear in mind: The Orthodox Church was one of the greatest supporters of the Czarist system of autocracy. According to Marxist doctrine (incorporated into the official state ideology of the USSR) religion is 'the opiate of the masses'. The Situation 1917-1940: 1918: Decree concerning 'the separation of Church and State and the separation of the Schools from the Church' with the aim of: To bring to an end close identification btw Church and State that had existed w / the czars. Excl...
  • Relationship Between The Russian And Orthodox Churches
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    The Effect of the Russian Orthodox Religion on the Cult Orthodox Christianity has had an immense effect on the culture of Russia. The adoption of the Orthodox faith from Constantinople by Prince Vladimir in 988 introduced cultural influences that profoundly affected the Russian consciousness. As the people embraced Orthodoxy it developed a uniquely Russian flavor and rooted deep in the fertile Russian soul. Orthodoxy had a major impact on politics, art, and nearly every other aspect of Russia's ...
  • Orthodox And The Gnostics
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    Gnostics & Orthodox Christians It is not permitted for a woman to speak in the church, nor is it permitted for her to teach, nor baptize, nor to offer the eucharist, nor to claim for herself a share in any masculine function-least of all, in priestly office (p. 155). In the beginning of Christianity this was not the view towards women and even today's modern times many of these restrictions against women have been removed. Orthodox Christians placed many of these restrictions against women in th...
  • Most Important Rivers Within Yugoslavia
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    Yugoslavia is an intriguing country to me. After playing on a basketball team with a Croat, a Serbian, and a Bosnian, I started learning about Yugoslavia. When I began learning the language each of them would teach me little parts, and when words like scissors would come up, they would fight between themselves to decide on a word. The Croat would say "Scot i" and the Serbian would say "Marks". I was always learning the differences and similarities between the former country, Yugoslavia. As I beg...
  • Religious Communities Muslim And Orthodox
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    Fabric of the Balkan War: Religious Conflict In America's diverse culture, the notion of a civil war charged with religious conflict is hard to grasp. But religious identity is present constantly in the antagonisms that have fragmented the Balkans for centuries - setting neighbor against neighbor, Muslims against Orthodox Christians, and Orthodox Christians against Western Christians, who are represented, at least symbolically in the current conflict, by NATO. More than anywhere else in Europe, ...
  • Differences Between The Eastern And Western Church
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    As the Roman Empire expanded, Emperor Constantine changed the capital of the Empire from Rome to the site of Byzantium. This area was known as New Rome and also as Constantinople. The appointed bishop of New Rome had great authority, second only to the Pope in Rome. As time passed, the separation of the two branches of Catholicism led to slight differences in theology and ritual. There were many differing beliefs but most were minor and this difference, alone, was not the direct cause of the Gre...

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