Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2011-01-19 01:47:37
Roman Catholic AnswerThe estrangement and severance from the Holy See of what is now called the Eastern Orthodox Church was a gradual process extending over centuries. After a number of minor schisms, the first serious, thought short, break was that of Photius [857 A.D.]; from then on tension between East and West increased, and the schism of Cerularius occurred in 1054 A.D.. From then on the breach gradually widened and has been definitive since 1472. There was a formal union from the 2nd council of Lyons in 1274 until 1282 A.D., and a more promising one after the council of Florence from 1439 to 1472 A.D.. After the capture of Constantinople it was in the Turkish interest to reopen and widen the breach with the powerful Roman church; the patriarchates of Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem were dragged into this policy, Russia and the Slav churches stood out the longest of any: none of these churches, except Constantinople itself in 1472 A.D., formally and definitely broke away from the unity of the Church. But in the course of centuries the schism has set and crystallized into a definite separation from the Holy See of many millions of people with a true priesthood and valid sacraments. The origins, causes and development of the schism are matters of much complication, still not fully unravelled.

from A Catholic Dictionary, Edited by Donald Attwater, Second Edition, revised.

User Avatar

Your Answer

Related Questions

The final outcome was that the Pope in Rome and the Patriarch of the East in Constantinople mutually excommunicated each other leaving the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Churches as separate entities.

No, Catholic and Orthodox are two separate branches of Christianity.

Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Christianity, and Catholic.

Christianity subgroups--Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant

The Orthodox Patriarch is traced all the way back to St. Andrew the Apostle. The Catholic Pope is traced all the way back to St. Peter the Apostle.

Catholic - organized under the Pope, the bishop of Rome. Orthodox - organized into separate jurisdictions, under the patriarch of that jurisdiction, mostly according to language, such as the Greek Orthodox and the Russian Orthodox.

The Russian Orthodox Church. Its current patriarch is Kirill.

Eastern Orthodox Christianity under the Patriarch of Moscow.

Catholic, Protestant, & Orthodox.

Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox.

Catholic, Protestant, & Orthodox.

The patriarch is the head of the Orthodox church. It is currently Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople.

The Orthodox people do not have a leader like the pope. while the catholics do. the orthodox are a little bit more strict.

No, the Pope is the head of the Roman Catholic church. The Ecumenical Patriarch is the head of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Catholic , Orthodox and Protestant .

i only know 2 catholic + orthodox

Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox.

Mostly Christianity: Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox.

Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox.

Several sects of the Christian church, but not all Christians, acknowledge a "Pop":Catholic Church - PopeEastern Orthodox Churches - Pope and Patriarch of AlexandriaOriental Orthodox Churches - Pope of Alexandria

Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Sunni Islam, Protestant Christianity, Roman Catholic Christianity, Shia Islam, Unaffiliated Islam, Oriental Orthodox Christianity, Judaism.

AnswerArguably, the Roman Catholic Church could be considered to have come into existence with the Great Schism of 1054, that also created the Eastern Orthodox Churches. It is hard to nominate a single person as "founding" the Catholic Church at this time, although Pope Leo IX and Patriarch Michael I were the contending leaders.The Catholic Church would also consider itself the successor, at least in the West, of the united Church, sometimes referred to by scholars as the Catholic-Orthodox Church, that preceded it. The origins of the Catholic-Orthodox Church are unclear, as there seem to have been many contending Christian sects in the very early days of Christianity. Unless the Catholic-Orthodox Church was the very first Christian sect, it would not be possible to say who founded this branch of Christianity.

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem's population is 130,000.

Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant are the three main divisions of Christianity.

Copyright ยฉ 2021 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.