The Difference Between Orthodoxy And Catholicism And The Orthodox Church

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Orthodoxy and Catholicism have a place in amongst over 35,000 Christian organizations (Jacobsen 7). I attended a mass at St. John 's Catholic Church and a service at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, and the similarities and differences that I observed were extremely intriguing. Both services recite similar prayers, like the Nicene Creed and Our Father, and they celebrate the Eucharist during mass. While the Orthodox Church is demographically Greek, the Catholic Church represents a large white population, and they both show incredible hospitality toward newcomers. The Orthodox Church is dome-shaped and houses many paintings, but the Catholic Church is a cathedral design with statues of saints scattered about. The content of both Orthodoxy and Catholicism present close fundamental ties between the two churches, but the people represent different demographics and this is reflected in the style and design of the churches.
St. John 's Catholic Church service consisted two readings along with the Gospel
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St. John the Baptist 's website describes their tradition as centered around Greek origin. It also gives a bit of history and description of their tradition. So, while it is a website to look for information on events, it also is educational to those unfamiliar with orthodox tradition. St. John 's website is more focused on informative facts, such as extra programs and mass times.
Most people at the Orthodox service were of Greek descent. There were people of all ages present, and they all dressed in different ways. Some dressed causally in jeans and a nice shirt while others wore dresses and high heels. The priest and altar servers had on intricate garments, all colorful and meticulously stitched with patterns. The Catholic Church consisted mainly of Caucasian students and young couples. Everyone was dressed in casual attire. The priest wore a simple white garment with gold

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