Greek Church

Definition of Greek Church

(Eccl. Hist.) the Eastern Church; that part of Christendom which separated from the Roman or Western Church in the ninth century. It comprises the great bulk of the Christian population of Russia (of which this is the established church), Greece, Moldavia, and Wallachia. The Greek Church is governed by patriarchs and is called also the Byzantine Church.

See also: Greek

Related Words

Eastern Church, Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox Church, Greek Catholic, Greek Orthodox Church, Orthodox Catholic Church, Orthodox Church
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