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Orthodox Church   /ˈɔrθədˌɑks tʃərtʃ/   Listen
Orthodox Church

Derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites.  Synonyms: Eastern Church, Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox Church, Orthodox Catholic Church.

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"Orthodox Church" Quotes from Famous Books

... would ever have accomplished this of themselves is doubtful, but suddenly the evidence of a pope of the Orthodox Church, to whom the spy who had put the forged letters in my hat had confessed the crime on his deathbed, placed the matter in such a strong clear light that not even the officialism of Russia could cloud it over. ...
— The Angel of the Revolution - A Tale of the Coming Terror • George Griffith

... Sunday in the boarding-house bedroom; and for that matter it was not the boarding-house bedroom at all: it was the old Orthodox church on Tory Hill in Edgewood. The windows were wide open, and the smell of the purple clover and the humming of the bees were drifting into the sweet, wide spaces within. Justin was sitting in the end ...
— Homespun Tales • Kate Douglas Wiggin

... reason to believe that they would have hesitated to sacrifice, though it would not be without a pang, many points of ritual and ceremony if it would further so good an end. But in their scheme of theology the essentials of an orthodox Church were numerous, and they would have been inflexible against any compromise of these. To abandon any part of the inheritance of primitive times would be gross heresy, a fatal dereliction of Christian duty. No one can read the letters of Bishop ...
— The English Church in the Eighteenth Century • Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton

... success. The difficulty was a very curious one. In Finland the ancient pagan religion had really never died; the songs of the peasants were full of allusions to the old faith and the old gods, and the orthodox church had often attempted in vain to prevent the singing of these songs, because they were not Christian. So the peasants at first thought that the scholars who wanted to copy the songs were government spies or church spies who wanted ...
— Books and Habits from the Lectures of Lafcadio Hearn • Lafcadio Hearn

... Baptist minister refuses church and then blesses meet., 610; "spirit wd. not always soar," Municipal Suff. Bill signed on 67th birthday, Chief-Justice Horton congratulates her, at Racine, 611; canvasses Wis., eloquence in State House, lively let. to Mrs. Spofford, get orthodox church for con., 612; immense amount of money put into Hist. Wom. Suff., years of careful collecting and saving of material, resume of the work, 613; world indebted to her for it, in over 1,000 libraries, commendatory lets., 614; from Mary L. Booth, 615; D. W. Wilder, Sarah B. ...
— The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2) • Ida Husted Harper

... advise, Vilda; the house ain't mine, nor yet the beds that's in it, nor the victuals in the butt'ry; but as a professin' Christian and member of the Orthodox Church in good and reg'lar standin' you can't turn 'em ou'doors when it's comin' on dark and they ain't got no ...
— Timothy's Quest - A Story for Anybody, Young or Old, Who Cares to Read It • Kate Douglas Wiggin

... extremely improbable Christmas present, for such the adventurer declared the doll to be, from a rich aunt in Warsaw, who refused to give him a penny of ready money and had caused him to be turned from her doors by her servants when he had last visited her, on the ground that he had joined the Russian Orthodox Church without her consent. The facetious young villain had indeed declared that she had sent him the puppet as a piece of scathing irony, illustrative of his character as she conceived it. But though such an illustration would have been apt beyond question, ...
— A Cigarette-Maker's Romance • F. Marion Crawford

Words linked to "Orthodox Church" :   bishop, Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox, canonization, Greek Church, canonisation

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