Definition of Melkite
1. Noun. An eastern Christian in Egypt or Syria who adheres to the Orthodox faith as defined by the council of Chalcedon in 451 and as accepted by the Byzantine emperor.
2. Noun. An Orthodox Christian or Uniate Christian belonging to the patriarchate of Alexandria or Antioch or Jerusalem.
Definition of Melkite
1. Noun. (Christianity) An Eastern Christian who adhered to the doctrines agreed by the (w First Council of Ephesus) and the (w Council of Chalcedon) (originally as labelled by opponents); later, an Orthodox Christian using the Byzantine rite and part of the patriarchate of Antioch, Jerusalem or Alexandria. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Melkite
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Chronology of Ancient Nations: An English Version of the Arabic Text of by Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Bīrūnī, al-Bīrūnī, Eduard Sachau (1879)
"ON THE FESTIVALS AND MEMORABLE DAYS OF THE SYRIAN CALENDAR, CELEBRATED BY THE melkite CHRISTIANS. THE Christians are divided into various sects. ..."
2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The melkite Patriarch of Antioch also bears the titles of Alexandria and Jerusalem. He has a church (St. Veronica) in the Khan-ez- zeit just behind St. ..."
3. The Story of the Church of Egypt: Being an Outline of the History of the by Edith Louisa Butcher (1897)
"About the same time Cosmas, the melkite Patriarch, died ; but whether in Egypt or not, ... melkite ; and now both branches of the Church in Egypt agree in ..."
4. Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology by Society of Biblical Archaeology (1907)
"At this time the feud between the melkite and Jacobite party had become very ... Cosmas the melkite patriarch appealed to the governor, Hassan ibn Sohail, ..."
5. The New Hazell Annual and Almanack (1887)
"The melkite or Royalist Church ... and political obstacles alone prevented the union ol the Coptic and melkite Churches a few years ago. ..."