Is the Greek Orthodox Church in communion with the Roman Catholic Church?
No. the Greek Orthodox believes they are the true church while the Roman Catholic Church believes that they are the true church.
While both churches believe in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, the Greek orthodox church may frown upon this and not allow it; neither would they allow a Greek to receive communion in the catholic church.On the other hand a Catholic church would allow a Greek to receive communion in the catholic church under special circumstances like a wedding but not regularly. Again, the Greek orthodox should consult his priest to avoid heresy.
Yes, they may receive Holy Communion in a Catholic Church. Members of the Orthodox Churches are the only non-Catholics who may do so. Orthodox view: No, the Orthodox Church does not allow its members to receive Holy Communion in any other church. Whilst the Roman Catholics allow the Orthodox to do this, the Orthodox themselves are not allowed to partake, as they are not in communion with the Roman Catholics. Perhaps this situation may change… Read More
If the penitent (the one confessing) is Greek Orthodox, not in full communion with Rome, he is welcome to confess to a Catholic priest, either a Roman/Latin one or a "Greek" or "Byzantine" Catholic. He is also permitted by the Catholic Church to receive any of the other Sacraments/Mysteries in our churches, without this indicating in any way a wish to become Catholic. However, his own jurisdiction may not permit this (it can even be… Read More
Can a child that is baptised Greek Orthodox receive communion and confirmation in a catholic church?
No, the Orthodox Church does not allow any of its members to receive Communion in any other church. Although the Catholics and Orthodox share many similar beliefs, they are still not in full communion with each other, and therefore cannot share any sacraments.
I suppose, you could say Christ. The Greek Orthodox Church is in communion with the other Eastern Orthodox Churches, which the Roman Catholic Church broke away from during the Great Schism. It is a continuation of the original New Testament Church...Apostolic Succession and all.
Yes. I am a Catholic who married a Greek Orthodox in the Greek Orthodox church (and no, I did not have to convert first).
The Catholic Church is united in its diversity. It is a communion of 23 distinct churches that are diverse, but not separate. The Roman (Latin) Church is one of these. There are several churches that follow the Byzantine rite, which are sometimes collectively called Greek Catholic, though only a few include the word Greek in their name (the Greek Catholic Church, the Greek Melkite Catholic Church, and the Ukranian Greek Catholic Church), though it is… Read More
Catholic Answer The only way a Catholic can participate in a Greek Orthodox Church is to commit apostasy.
Ukrainian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church was created in 2009.
Unfortunately not, as the Eastern Orthodox Church (which includes Greek Orthodox) is not in communion with the Coptic Church for now. The Coptic Church is part of the 'Oriental Orthodox' or 'Non-Chalcedonian' group of Churches. There were moves in recent years to unite the various groups, but this has not happened yet.
I was baptized a Roman Catholic but confirmed Orthodox and I married a Greek Orthodox can I have my nephew baptized in a Catholic Church?
Since you are confirmed Orthodox and married a Greek Orthodox, the Orthodox Church requires that any children you may have should be baptized Orthodox. Also, as an Orthodox, you are not allowed to baptize your nephew or any other person in a catholic church. From the Catholic point of view, unless your nephew is to be reared a Catholic, he may not be baptized in the Catholic Church. If he is to be reared Catholic… Read More
Can a small child who has been baptised and receives C ommunion in a Greek Orthodox church also receive Communion in a Church of England church?
No, as Orthodox Christians (regardless of age) are only permitted to receive Communion in an Orthodox Church.
Can a divorced greek orthodox woman marry a catholic man in a catholic church if her first marriage was annulled by the greek church?
No, an Orthodox person cannot marry in a catholic church at all. The Orthodox church only allows this type of marriage (as an exception/by dispensation) to take place in an Orthodox church.
The Catholic Church has had several Eastern Rites for most of her history. In the eleventh century, most of the Eastern Rites split in two, which half of each Rite remained with the church and half forming the new Orthodox Church. Thus the Greek Orthodox Church has the same liturgy as the Greek Uniate Church, but they are no longer in communion with Rome. Nearly all of the Eastern Rites did this, although I do… Read More
Can an infant be baptized in the Catholic church yet be Orthodox his church yet retain an Orthodox membrshp?
No, baptism in the Catholic Church automatically means that you are bound to all the laws of the Rite in which you are baptized. Orthodox Churches are in schism, however, there is a Catholic Rite for each of the Orthodox Churches. When the Orthodox split, half of them remained with the Catholic Church, so there is a Greek Uniate Rite as well as a Greek Orthodox Church. A Catholic has no problem with going to… Read More
Everyone is welcome to attend services or mass in the church, but only a person who is an Orthodox Christian can receive Holy Communion in an Orthodox Church.
If you are a Catholic and then convert to the Greed Orthodox church are you still considered a Catholic?
No. You would be Greek Orthodox then.
The Greek Orthodox Church left the Catholic Church in the eleventh century.
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.
As a result of the East-West schism of 1054, when members of the Roman Catholic church and what thereafter was referred to as the Greek Orthodox church engaged in mutual excommunication of members. There are political, cultural and theological reasons for the schism. From 1054, Rome is not in communion with any of the Eastern Orthodox churches. However, historically, the term Greek Orthodox has also been used to describe all Eastern Orthodox Churches, since "Greek"… Read More
Catholic Answer This is known in the Catholic Church as apostasy and is an automatic excommunication. If there is something you feel drawn to in the Greek Orthodox Church, then you should look into the Greek Uniate Church with is the part of the Greek Church which has always been in union with Rome (even after the Greek Orthodox left the Church). You may attend Greek Uniate Sacraments with no special permission, but to officially… Read More
No the Greek Orthodox Chuch is part of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.
The Melkite Greek Catholic Church is an Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with the Holy See as part of the worldwide Catholic Church.
christian but not catholic ANSWER 2 Two religions have orthodox branches: Jewish Orthodox and Greek Orthodox Catholics (as compared with Roman Catholic).
One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church
No. In order to be able to partake of the Holy Sacrament of Communion, you must be baptized and christmated(confirmed) in the Church in which you plan to receive the first communion. However, you are unable to be baptized in both churches, as the church in which the child has been baptized for the second baptism, becomes the Church in which they stand in and can only stay in that church, unless they convert to… Read More
This is a long and sordid tale, the pat answers of the filoque clause and unleavened versus leavened bread are ignorant answers that ignore the real and historical problems that the Orthodox have always had with the Catholic Church. The Orthodox are a loose group of national Churches which have always put national interests ahead of doctrine, this has been true stretching far back into the first millennium. Please get Vladimir Soloviev's book on Russian… Read More
There are no "denominations" of the Catholic Church. One is either a Catholic or not. A Catholic is under the authority of the pope as the pope is the head of the church. There are other sects of the religion which are closely aligned theologically, but they are not Catholic and they are connoted as "Orthodox", such as the Russian Orthodox or the Greek Orthodox. Catholic Answer As the above answer points out, there are… Read More
Can a divorced Greek Orthodox man marry a Catholic woman in the Catholic church when his first marriage was annulled by the Greek church not the Catholic?
The answers is no, if he wasn't divorced,yes,because the catholic church recognises the orthodox church as valid since they were one church before.However if he is divorced he is not allowed in either catholic or orthodox. A Catholic can marry any non- Catholic, and it is recognized as a sacrament in the Catholic church. Only when the individual has been previously married there is an issue. In which case that individual must have their previous… Read More
The differences are few and there are fine lines. These two religions split from the same ideas soon after the death of Christ. Catholics have the pope and the Greek Orthodox have the Patriarch. Babies are Confirmed in the Greek Orthodox church. The Catholic church has made changes adjusting as their followers and the times changed. The Greek Orthodox church has remained traditional and made fewer changes.
No, the Orthodox Church only allows its members to be godparents in other Eastern Orthodox Churches.
"orthodox" literally means "right glory" from the Greek ortho (right) and doxa (glory). Orthodoxy is where two or three are gathered who believe and maintain the correct faith about the person of Jesus Christ.. Headed by a local bishop, the Orthodox Church is not so much a "Universal" Church, it is the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, meaning, "the one whole and complete Church of Christ as proclaimed by the Apostles." Each local Church… Read More
The Coptic Orthodox Church granted the Ethopian Church it's own Patriach. Like the greek did to the Serbian,Russian etc However they are in communion with each other and are both part of the Eastern "Oriental' Orthodox church.
Yes,since the Catholic church views the Orthodox church as valid in sacraments,however they would have to accept that the pope of Rome is there head not the Greek Orthodox Patriach or Coptic Orthodox Patriach depending on what Orthodox church they belong to. But the Orthodox church will excommunicate anyone who receives the eucharist in any other church,since they see the Catholic church as the heretic and schismatic church for changing the churches beliefs etc when… Read More
No, they can attend but not participate in the wedding service, as this can only be done by an Orthodox priest. The Orthodox Church is not in communion with the Protestant or Catholic faiths, therefore ministers or priests from other faiths cannot participate in an ecclesiastical way, but they can attend the wedding ceremony as guests.
No, Orthodox churches are where persons of Greek or Russian Orthodox faith worship. Like the Church of England, the Orthodox also separated from the Roman Catholic Church on matters of doctrine.
It is called the Orthodox Catholic Church, also known as the Eastern Orthodox or Greek Orthodox Church. It is not however affiliated with Rome or the Roman Catholic Church. They are 2 separate, but similar religions. They believe God is the ultimate head of the Church and recognize no Pope.
Similarities--they are both Christian. Differences--the Orthodox do not recognize the authority of the Pope. The Orthodox celebrate their Christmas on a different day. Catholic Answer It's just Catholic, not Roman Catholic. Roman is an epithet first commonly used in England after the protestant revolt to describe the Catholic Church. It is never used by the official Catholic Church. The similarities between the two faiths is deep and strong. When the Orthodox split from the Catholic… Read More
The Russian Orthodox Church is in communion with other Eastern Orthodox Churches, and with the Patriarch of Constantinople (the city whose name was changed to Istanbul inthe 1920s). The Greek Catholic Church (which is maybe what you mean by 'Catholic Orthodox') have the same liturgy as the Russian and other Eastern Orthodox Churches. But they are in communion with the Pope of Rome and thus part of the Roman Catholic Church. There are, for instance… Read More
Roman Catholic Answer The Greek Church outlawed the use of statues and uses icons as being less "life-like". The Roman Church does use icons, just not as exclusively as the Greek Church does.
The original church was called the Catholic Orthodox church or Universal Truth. The Greek orthodox church and Roman catholic church split in 1054. It was mainly the Roman Catholics fault since they changed the original creed which they agreed upon in the first NICENE COUNCIL and claimed papal infallible over the other patriachs. Hence the name pope of Rome rather than patriach of Rome.
Greek Orthodox Christians belong to the Eastern Orthodox Church, which is led by a group of self-governing Patriarchs, such as the Patriarch of Antioch, Alexandria, or Jerusalem. These Patriarchs are not answerable to the Pope. However, the Armenian Catholics believe in the Catholic faith and owe their allegiance to the Pope in Rome.
No. It is prohibited to marry in a Greek Orthodox church twice. All members of the Orthodox faith, including the Catholic faith are required by religious laws to never allow second marriage in the church. To religous people, this is commiting adultery. You can't marry twice in the Greek, Eastern, and Russian Orthodox faith and you also can't marry in the Armenian,Roman,and Irish Catholic faith.
I am a Greek orthodox and once attended a Catholic church.. Not much is different, expect the way we talk about things.. Some stuff is different when it comes to beliefs etc. The Catholics and orthodox were one church and one religion before the schism happened.
Lawrence Barriger has written: 'The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Diocese' -- subject(s): American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Diocese in U.S.A., History, Orthodox Eastern Church
The Orthodox Christian Church (also referred to as the Eastern Orthodox Church or Greek Orthodox Church) claims that it began in the year 33 AD, on the Day of Pentecost. At that time, there was no such thing as a Catholic or Orthodox Church, as everyone was part of the One Church. However, in 1054 AD, the West broke away and formed what is now known as the Roman Catholic Church. Following this, numerous Protestant… Read More
The Orthodox Church and the Roman Church both have apostolic succession so they are equally old. Anyway at one stage they were one church called the Catholic Orthodox Church or The Universal Truth. The western church (Catholic) wanted to change the creed (a sum of the faith) and started declaring papal supremacy over the other churches - the Orthodox church views the St.Peter on the rock thing a Primacy of Honour not infallibility since Jesus… Read More
This is up to you: as a Christian, you can choose the denomination in which you wish to worship. If you are Catholic, you would probably go to a Catholic church. If you are Greek Orthodox, you would probably go to a Greek Orthodox church. If you are a Protestant, you may go to the church of the denomination you were brought up in, but many Protestants change denominations for a whole range of reasons.
No. Syria is Sunni-Muslim majority state, but was led (until 2011) by Bashar al Assad who was an Alawite, a Post-Islamic religion that is related to Shiite Islam. Additionally, we do not currently know the Christian population in Syria since a significant portion of Christians fled Syria as refugees in the current (2011-present) Syrian Civil War. The 10% number indicated in the Community Answer was as of 2011.
I assume you mean Roman Catholic. If so, then: No, Greece is largely Greek Orthodox. As an anglo-catholic I believe that Orthodox Christians are members of a valid branch of the one, holy catholic and apostolic church. But they are not roman catholic.