The East-West Schism in the early Christian Church took place in the 11th century. The reformation in the early 15th. Although separate, the Roman Church recognizes the Sacramental System (seven sacraments) of the Orthodox Faith. Priests are usually married in Orthodoxy but woman may not be "priests". Both admit to a "Real" presence in a "substantial" change in the Eucharistic elements of Bread and Wine. (emphasis placed on "Eat" "Drink" THIS is my body, THIS is my blood). Baptism uses a 'trinitarian' formula
"High" Protestants recognize only the "sacraments" of Holy Communion and Baptism (Luther considering 'confession' a semi-sacrament). With varying degrees of "presence" Holy Communion. (emphasis placed on "do this in remembrance of me"). The lack of a "sacrifical" emphasis in the Eucharist illiminates the need of a "Priest" to offer Sacrifice.
Rev. Robert Sweeney www.holyrosary-ny.com
Protestantism differs from Catholicism & Orthodoxy, in that it does not believe in Apostolic Succession, & does not believe in venerating the Virgin Mary and the Saints. Catholicism differs from Protestantism & Orthodoxy in believing in Purgatory. It also believes in the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. Orthodoxy differs from Catholicism & Protestantism in believing that a soul can still be Saved from Hell.
The three major branches are:CatholicismProtestantismEastern Orthodoxy
Roman Catholicism, Pentecostalism, Evangelicalism, Eastern Orthodoxy and Mainline Protestantism.
Eastern Orthodoxy is one form of Christianity. Some more may be Roman Catholicism or Protestantism.
eastern orthodoxy was a church tranditions descending from the eastern roman empire, the leaders of the eastern orthodoxy were roma and the patriarch
There are estimated to be around 30,000 denominations of Christianity. The three main denominations are Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism.
Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Protestantism
Catholicism, Protestantism, Orthodoxy.
Eastern Orthodoxy was founded 2000 years ago by Jesus Christ and His Apostles.
Eastern Orthodoxy was the primary religion of the Byzantine Empire (330-1453)
The Great Schism, when Roman Catholicism split from Eastern Orthodoxy, occured in 1054
All together there are estimated at being around 33,000 different so called "Christian" denominations. The three major groups are the Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, and Protestantism.
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The majority of Europeans are Roman Catholics. The second largest religion practiced in Europe is Eastern Orthodoxy. Oriental Orthodoxy and Islam come in third and fourth. Even if all forms of protestantism are combined they would still come in below the number of Muslims. This is because Turkey and the Eastern Bloc are still considered to be part of Europe.
Orthodox churches are churches that believe in Eastern Orthodoxy. Eastern Orthodoxy is the second largest group of Christians in the world, with Roman Catholics first.
Eastern Orthodoxy did not "develop"; it was founded 2000 years ago by Jesus Christ himself and his Apostles and has remained unchanged for the entire period of its existence.
Eastern Orthodoxy is practiced worldwide, but is most common in Russia, Slavic countries, the United States, and some Middle Eastern and African countries as well.
Eastern Orthodoxy is a Christian monotheistic religion and worships the God of the Old and New Testaments in the Bible.
There are three major splits in Christianity: Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism Some of the main Protestant denominations are: Anabaptist Anglican Baptist Episcopalian Lutheran Methodist Pentecostal Presbyterian
The majority religion in the Ukraine is Eastern Orthodoxy. Eastern Orthodoxy is an old, very traditional form of Christianity which is mainly practiced in Russia, Greece, and Cyprus.
Of the 51 countries in Europe, only 9 have official state religions:Roman Catholicism:LiechtensteinMaltaMonacoVatican CityEastern Orthodoxy:GeorgiaGreeceProtestantism:DenmarkIcelandNorwayIn addition, the country of England in the United Kingdom has Protestantism (Anglicanism) as its official state religion.