Definition of Eastern church
1. Noun. Derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites.
Examples of category: Canonisation, Canonization, Bishop
Generic synonyms: Catholic Church
Specialized synonyms: Greek Church, Greek Orthodox Church, Russian Orthodox Church
2. Noun. The Catholic Church as it existed in the Byzantine Empire.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Eastern Church
Literary usage of Eastern church
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Ш. Aristocratic Type (eastern church): In one point of view it is more appropriate to ... The model of church constitution which the Orthodox eastern church ..."
2. History of the Christian Church by John Fletcher Hurst (1897)
"THEOLOGY, WORSHIP, AND LIFE IN THE eastern church. THE fatal defect of Eastern Christianity was the invasion of the spiritual sphere by the secular arm. ..."
3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Edward Aloysius Pace (1922)
"... on Faith and Order was religion prevailing in Greece is the religion of the held at Geneva, and rendered eventful by the offi- Orthodox eastern church. ..."
4. A Source Book for Ancient Church History: From the Apostolic Age to the by Joseph Cullen Ayer (1913)
"THE REVOLUTION IN THE ECCLESIASTICAL AND POLITICAL SITUATION DUE TO THE RISE OF ISLAM AND THE DOCTRINAL DISPUTES IN THE eastern church In the course of the ..."
5. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1877)
"The eastern church then includes those churches that are the lineal descendants of the churches of the Eastern Roman Empire, together with those that have ..."