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What were the differences of the Eastern church and Western church of Rome?

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The eastern church was based in Constantinople, and spoke Greek. The western church was based in Rome, and spoke Latin. An easy way to remember the difference between east and west is figure out where Greece is. Constantinople is east of Greece, and Rome is west of Greece. Additionally, the word east is in ConSTAntinoplE, and the word west is not in either.


The Western Empire was Roman, but comprised a large number of disparate peoples and languages. The Eastern Empire was Greek, which gave it a more unifying basis to resist the influx of Eurasian peoples flowing in.


Between the Eastern Church centered in Byzantium, and the Western Church centered in Rome.


They said the pope in Rome had power over the entire church, while Eastern leaders did not recognize his authority over them.


Yes, both the Roman Catholics and the Protestant groups form what is known as the Western Church. This includes the Eastern Rites within the Catholic Church, as they owe their allegiance to the Pope in Rome (ie. the West). Similarly, there are many Western Rites within the Eastern Orthodox Church, but these are still part of the Eastern Church, as they owe their allegiance to an Orthodox Patriarch (ie. the East).


The Church in Byzantium to the east taught much the same things as the Church in Rome. Over a period of time they had developed local customs of their own. For example they wore different vestments, they decorated their churches differently. The differences were minor and for the most part insignificant. The Church in Rome began to assert their supremacy. They had convinced most of western Europe to coalesce under the authority of The Bishop of Rome. Despite many visits from the Bishop of Rome's legates, the eastern Church steadfastly refused to do the same. Eventually a cardinal from Rome went to the Bishop of the Eastern Rite Christians and made a final bid to bring them under the blanket of Rome. They refused. They Roman cardinal handed the Eastern Rite Bishop a letter of excommunication. In return the Eastern Rite Bishop did the same to the Bishop of Rome.


Nothing, they are one and the same. It simply distinguishes the Western Rite from the Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church. All are in union with Rome.


Eastern Rome was Rome and western Rome was Constantinople


He did attack Eastern rome, not the western


Melchites are one of the Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church, in union with Rome, and fully Catholic.


The Eastern Orthodox Church in Constinantinople split from the Roman Catholic Church in Rome.


During the early Christian era, before the Great Schism, the Roman Catholic Church and the Greek Orthodox Church did not exist as separate entities - there was only a Church that is now called the Catholic-Orthodox Church. Nevertheless, there were differences between the two sections of the one Church:The western Church, which was later to become the Roman Catholic Church, used Latin, while the eastern Churches used Greek;The western Church celebrated Easter at a different time of year than the eastern Churches.The bishop of Rome regarded himself as of higher standing in the Church than the other Metropolitans of the Church;The eastern primates generally had more autonomy from decision of the emperor than did the bishop of Rome.


The entire Catholic Church, western and eastern Rites has only one leader, and that is Our Blessed Lord, Jesus Christ. He is the Head of His Church, but He has appointed St. Peter and his successors as His Vicars on earth (see Matthew 16:17-19 and Isaiah 21:15-25 on which Jesus is referring) to lead the Church. So the visible leader of the Church is the Pope in Rome, and he is the leader of the western and eastern Rites.


Constantinople. The Roman Catholic Church, in contrast, is in Rome. However, the eastern orthodox church is in Constantinople.


The Roman Empire was divided into eastern and western Rome


Diocletian divided Rome because he thought it was too big and it would take months to receive a message and send one back so he divided it into western Rome and eastern Rome after time passed eastern Rome became better because all the money that China was sending eastern Rome received it. Also as time passed western Rome got invaded by the barbarians and the sabotaged all of western Rome. Many people say that Rome fell but other people consider it as it being adapted :)


The Great Schism (the split between the eastern and western churches) happened in 1054 A.D.More info here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East%E2%80%93West_Schism


Rome was located (and still is) on the western coast of Italy, also called the Tyrrhenian coast.


Melkites, as well as other Eastern Rites within the Catholic Church are all Catholics under the leadership of the Pope in Rome. There are minor differences in Mass rituals and language but, essentially, there are no major differences.


Well, let's start with the Roman Catholic Church. 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 Eastern Catholic Church is composed of 8 Rites, which are all equal in dignity (if not in absolute numbers) to the Latin Rite. The Western Catholic Church is composed of the Latin Rite, which some call the Roman Rite as it is the Rite which originated in Rome - but that is not the same as "the Roman Catholic Church." In addition to being founded in a protestant insult, it is insulting to the 8 Eastern Rites which are excluded by the term "Roman Catholic Church".


In the last 300 years of the Roman Empire Christians were imprisoned and tortured. When the Emperor Constantine I the Great was ruling the Roman Empire Christianity was adopted as the state religion and transferred the capital to the Eastern part of his Empire and named the city New Rome [later Constantinople]. For 10 centuries Christianity was united. In the year 1054 dogmatic differences separated the Christian Church to the Western Roman Church with the Pope as leader and the East Orthodox Church with the Patriarch of Constantinople as leader.



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The Catholic Church and The Orthodox Church are divided, primarily, over the role of the Bishop of Rome (the pope) as the authoritative successor of St. Peter. Within The Catholic Church, proper, there is the Latin Rite and the Eastern Rite. There is no theological division between these two rites within The Catholic Church.




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