Definition of Greek church
1. Noun. State church of Greece; an autonomous part of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Generic synonyms: Eastern Church, Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox Church, Orthodox Catholic Church, Orthodox Church
Member holonyms: Greek Catholic
Lexicographical Neighbors of Greek Church
Literary usage of Greek church
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"What, then, do we mean when we speak of the greek church ? ... For instance, if we mean to designate the rite, the term greek church is inaccurate, ..."
2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Even when the country came under Russian control, the Augsburg Confession remained supreme, though freedom of worship was guaranteed for the greek church. ..."
3. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"... He began re» building it in the hope of drawing to it the Greek youths brought to England by the advocates of reunion with the greek church. ..."
4. The Greek and Eastern Churches by Walter Frederic Adeney (1921)
"The patriarch of Constantinople is the spiritual head of the whole orthodox Church, and the secular head of the greek church in the Turkish dominions.1 He ..."
5. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"He saw that the greek church under a Patriarch appointed by the Sultan would be a ... It was, further, his policy to favour the greek church, in view of the ..."
6. The World's Parliament of Religions: An Illustrated and Popular Story of the by John Henry Barrows (1893)
"... and presenting myself before you to relate and explain whatever regards the greek church, of which I am one of the least Hierarchs. ..."
7. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander, Alexander James William Morrison (1851)
"Life of Macedo, considering the subject from the standing-point of the system of doctrine taught in the greek church, represents the matter as if the ..."