Eastern Catholic Churches

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  • The Roman Catholic Church And The Eastern Orthodox Church

    vital discrepancy appeared. There was a huge conflict between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. While both the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church brought up valid points, the Eastern Orthodox Church had a stronger argument. Before looking at the dispute over icons, one must first…

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  • The Catholic Church: The Second Vatican Council

    Second Vatican Council It is not an overstatement to say that the Catholic Church has changed more in the twenty-five years since the Second Vatican Council than it had in the previous two hundred (Komonchak). Pope John XXIII announced the creation of this council, also referred to as Vatican II, in January 1959, much to the surprise of the awaiting world. There had not been an ecumenical council — an assembly of Roman Catholic religious leaders meant to settle doctrinal issues — in nearly…

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  • Eucharist's Influence On The Roman Catholic Church

    that are also priests) exist. Celibacy is on a voluntary base and never to be forced upon anyone. c) The Catholic Church does impose celibacy on its priest. Recently some of Eastern Catholic Church has allowed for their priest to marry. The Latin Roman Catholic Church on the other hand does not waver on this, the only exception would be if a non-Catholic individual decides to become a Catholic priest. Eucharist a) Protestant Church views on Eucharist: first of the Protestant Church usually…

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  • Essay On Eastern Orthodoxy

    Historical context. Eastern Orthodoxy was formed in the 1st-5th centuries BC. Eastern Orthodoxy developed its identity after the “Great Schism” in which Rome and Constantinople had a falling out and both Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism gained an identity (“Eastern Orthodoxy”). The religion originated in the East from the Roman-Byzantine Empire with the headquarters in Constantinople. Eastern Orthodoxy regards its self as the True Church, being rooted in Christianity. Eastern Orthodoxy…

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  • The Western Schism: Divide In The Catholic Church

    The Western Schism was a divide in the Catholic Church from the years 1378 to 1417. This divided caused three people to be the Pope at the same time in 1409. Not to be confused with the Great Schism in 1054 which created the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches. This division created tension in Europe as different countries supported different Popes. The divide happened because Pope Clement V moved to Avignon, a town in East France, in the early 1300s. Allowing the French king more control…

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  • Martin Luther's Contribution To Reformation

    Martin Luther was born during a time where the Catholic Church had much power and reformation was a must and needed for a system that had lost its touch with the teachings of Jesus. Martin Luther became an important figure that is believed to have started the Reformation process of 1517. During this process he challenged, the process for the retribution of sins, sexuality amongst priest and nouns, and the denial of free will. All these contributions to Christianity, psychology and reformation…

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  • The Second Vatican Council Analysis

    (ecumenical council) of the Roman Catholic Church on January 25, 1959, as a chance for the church to take part in a renewal. Pope John XXII called the Council shortly after he was elected. He noticed that the Church needed to make the message of faith relevant to people in the twentieth century. Ecumenical councils had been called before, but usually during times of great crisis for the church. To most Catholics in 1959, the church didn’t seem to be struggling and most Catholics couldn’t even…

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  • Dominican Saints History

    A key pillar to the Roman Catholic Church are its Saints. Saints are men and women who are recognized by the Church to have had an exceptional degree of holiness or likeness to God and or Christ. There are many hundreds of Saints within both the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church and Coptic Churches. The writing of the history and great acts of saints is called a Hagiography, literally meaning sacred writing. Of the many hundreds of saints, a few stand out in the history, Saints like…

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  • Christianity During The Enlightenment

    In cultures all over the world, religion has become so important that is has become intertwined with many societies and has served as the guiding point in many people’s lives. Christianity is the most practiced and by far the most popular religion in the world. We see it everywhere spanning from north America all the way to northeast Asia. Christianity was founded roughly about 2000 years ago and has since then endured many drastic changes (allaboutreligion.org). Europe has been the region where…

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  • How We Survived Communism And Even Laughed Analysis

    Communism, a type of government in Eastern Europe at a time, where everyone was poor, became every citizen’s worst nightmare. Drakulić, Slavenka’s, How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed (1992), describes the struggle of Eastern European citizens, specifically women in the fight to end communism. Slavenka Drakulić was a Croatian journalist who travelled through various countries such as Yugoslavia, Poland, Czechoslovakia East Germany, and Bulgaria, spending time with women and listening to…

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