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They are quite similar. Byzantine church for example does not recognize a pope. Instead of pope each country which is byzantine church has its own church leader so there are about 15 leaders, for instance in Russia. Western church recognize pope as gods emissary on earth.

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Is the pope on western or eastern?

The pope is western. The Byzantine Church is eastern.

What became the church of the Byzantine Empire?

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How did the council of bishops in Rome feel about Byzantine views of Christianity?

The Roman Catholics were strongly opposed to some of the practices of the Byzantine Church, and vice versa. This tension resulted in the Great Schism, in which the Western and Eastern Church split.

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What has the author John Arnott Hamilton written?

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Who are Eastern Catholics who recognize the pope?

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When was Greek Byzantine Catholic Church created?

Greek Byzantine Catholic Church was created in 1907.

What is the difference between the Byzantine Church and the Catholic Church?

.Catholic AnswerNone, they are the same Church. The Catholic Church encompasses a number of Rites, of which the Latin Rite is the largest, followed by the Byzantine Rite, commonly called the Byzantine Church by some.

Which instiution survived the fall of the roman empire?

The Roman Catholic church survived the fall of the Western Roman Empire. The Orthodox Church survived the fall of the Byzantine Empire.

The meaning of orthodox church?

Derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites. i.e Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Orthodox churches. The Catholic Church as it existed in the Byzantine Empire.

What does byzantine church stand for?

it means it existed in the byzantine empire

Why did the byzantine empire distrust the western christians?

A rift developed between Latin Christianity and Greek Christianity which then led to the schism between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. The conflict between the two led to mutual distrust . The Orthodox Church was the church of the Byzantine Empire.

What type of church was most popular in the Byzantine Empire?

What type of church was most commonly constructed in the Byzantine Empire

Why is Orthodox Easter on a different day than Western Easter?

Because the orthodox use a different calender to the western church

Why was Theodora so important to the Byzantine Empire?

Empress Theodora was the wife of Justinian I of the Byzantine Empire. Arguably the most influential woman in Byzantine history she is, like her husband, considered a Saint by the Orthodox church and commemorated on Nov 14. A full discussion of her life and works would be beyond the scope of this forum

How are the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Byzantine Empire related?

The Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church was also the Byzantine Emperor, head of both Church and State.

What were the differences between the eastern and the western churches in the byzantine empire?

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What was the byzantine church called after the great schism?

After the Great Schism, the Byzantine church became known as the Eastern Orthodox Church. The west branch was known as the Roman Catholic Church.

What was the byzantine church used for?

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When was St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church created?

St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church was created in 1918.

What church is the center of Byzantine Empire?

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What was the name of the church in the Byzantine Empire after the schism?

The Orthodox Church

What church prospered in the Byzantine Empire?

Greek Orthodox Church