Greek Orthodox Church

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  • Reflection On The Greek Orthodox Church

    attended the Greek Fest at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, which is located at 4070 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Greek Fest is significant to Tennessee because it brings the Greek Culture to our community. The Greek Orthodox Church has allowed numerous families the ability to experience their delicious food, awesome dances, unique clothing, beautiful music, and many other enjoyable activities for 36 years. I visited the festival with my dad, mom, 4-year old sister Emma, Ella Sharp, Laiken White, and Laiken White’s family, on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The Greek Orthodox Church of Knoxville began in 1915; the Nicola Cazana family was the first to arrive. They wanted the Greek customs and culture to thrive in America. In 1935, the first Greek Orthodox Divine Liturgy began with an itinerant priest at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The priest was Father Demetrios Cassis; he was from…

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  • Polytheism In Greece

    forms of religion that had influence in Greek life. It is defined as the belief in several deities and can be seen in several religions. Christianity was introduced into Greek society but did not gain popularity in Greece until the late 1800s. Christianity is the belief in one god and the messiah, Jesus Christ. Polytheism and Christianity in Greece differed in their follower’s social life, government involvement, and means of worship. Social groups in Greece were a major reason for the success…

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  • Christian Persecution In Russia

    Persecution of Christians is very common in Russia. Russia was for a long time a communist state and anyone who thought that the Orthodox church wasn’t the only religion was imprisoned. Russia has many historical times and moments in it’s history but what caught my sight was the persecution of Christians. In this research paper I want to talk about how they were treated, what happened to some of the Christians imprisoned and what it was like being a Christian during the times of communism in…

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  • My Greek Heritage Essay

    “If you don’t know your history, you don’t know yourself” (Samuel). I am not as familiar with my heritage as I would like to be. I feel as if I have done myself a disservice by not taking the time to learn more about where I came from and the experiences of my ancestors that helped shape who I am today. My father’s side of the family originates from Greece, Norway and Germany. My mother’s side originates from Germany and Norway. Even though I am more German and Norwegian than Greek, there has…

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  • Eastern Culture

    Here it is Professor, and sorry about the confusion. "Also, of the 5,000 of the Russian community, the most popular religion to follow are the Russian Orthodox Church, Islam, or Christianity."—Of the 5,000 religious Russian community, they are either part of the Russian Orthodox Church, Islam, or Christianity community. About the Culture The Eastern culture that I chose for this week’s assignment is the Russian culture. Geographically, Russia is the largest country in the world. About…

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  • East-West Schism Analysis

    as distant from each other as they claim to be. Though highly controversial among modern-day Christians, the Western Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches are more similar in doctrine and beliefs than they are different in practice. In 1054, the Great Schism, or the East-West Schism, permanently separated the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Western Papacy. At that time, Pope Leo IX and Patriarch…

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  • The Roman Catholic Church And The Eastern Orthodox Church

    matters to those that did not follow Christ. There were several icons that were used everywhere throughout the world, but then a 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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  • Essay On Russian Intellectual

    This paper is about Russian Intellectuals. There are a lot of things to talk about on this topic, but to save some time here is a short list of the information. First is what the word intellectuals is and how it was for the people and government of Russia. Second would be about the first Intelligently and how it started, under the Soviet rule and many other things. Third would be about Russia’s Intellectual problem or problems, and fourth is Origins of Russian Intellectual Culture. Fifth and…

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  • Was Russia Ready For Revolution By 1903 Essay

    would be seeing nighttime while the east would be beginning their day. Projects including the the 'Russification ' of ethnic minorities, overseen by Konstantin Pobedonostsev, who held the highest position of supervision in the Russian Orthodox Church strived to prohibit other religions and languages including Judaism, and only allowed people to speak Russian in an attempt to eliminate opponents who could potentially destabilise the government, which in effect produced the opposite result as…

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  • Peter The Great Case Study

    Peter 's successor and what happened to Peter the Great in 1725? Peter’s wife, Catherine I, succeeded her husband but died in 1727 after a two-year reign. Peter died of pneumonia in 1725. He had contracted the pneumonia because he was trying to save victims of a shipwreck, and jumped in the icy water. 7. Why did Peter III dislike Russia and why did he make enemies among the Russian governing elite? Who took over the throne after his assassination? Peter III did not like Russia because of his…

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